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Music Central Ltd.
#200, 20 Crystal Ridge Drive.
Okotoks Alberta, T1S 2C3


Owner / Piano - (Beginner to Advanced)

Carla Humphreys is the owner and operator of Music Central Ltd. She currently teaches piano and has her ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has studied vocal performance at the University of Calgary.

Carla has been teaching piano since 1971. She loves to share her passion for music with students of all ages and levels. Carla is fully qualified to prepare students for examinations, festivals and other competitions and performances.


Piano - (Beginner) / Voice - (Beginner to Advanced)

Kathy is a classically trained performing artist. She studied singing at Stellenbosch University, was selected to train at Julliard School of Music, and continued to receive voice coaching in the studios of master opera artists in Austria and Germany. She has competed internationally and performed professionally in Europe as a solo artist and in professional choruses on opera stages. In South Africa, performances of her work as soloist in oratorio and opera were broadcast nationally on radio and television. 

Alongside her performing career, Kathy has a wealth of experience teaching singing and theater to children of all ages and from culturally diverse backgrounds. Besides running her own private voice coaching studio she gained experience at the International German School of South Africa as founder and director of their choirs and was appointed drama teacher. At the International Helen O'Grady Drama Academy she directed student productions and instructed stage acting. In Canada Kathy directed the early childhood music program at Youth Singers of Calgary and led the choirs at Calgary Classical Schole. Kathy's mission is to kindle in children self confidence for the stage and a love for expression in performing arts.



Piano / Voice - (Beginner to Advanced) *VIRTUAL LESSONS ONLY*

Sheila Paton received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Lethbridge in 2008. She brings over 13 years of experience teaching voice, piano and theory and is fully qualified to prepare students for exams, festivals, other performances and competitions. She has participated in choirs across the province including the University Singers (U of L), Foothills Centennial Chorus and Mount Royal Youth Choir. She has also participated in choral competitions at the local, provincial, national and international levels. She has also taken the opportunity to experience music and culture exchanges to Cuba and Scotland. Sheila grew up in Okotoks and is looking forward to sharing her love of music with the community that has given her so much.


Violin / Piano – (Beginner to Advanced)

Cathy has been with Music Central for more than 20 years. She has over 30 years of teaching experience and we are very happy to welcome her back this year. Cathy has a degree from the Western Board of Music in Violin and Piano. She is fully qualified to prepare students for examinations and festivals or any other competitions and performances. Her knowledge and experience is very evident in the progress of her students. Welcome back Cathy!!


Violin / Flute - (Beginner to Level 3 RCM)


Piano - (Beginner to Level 5 RCM)

Treena has been teaching piano at Music Central for over 5 years. She brings over 20 years of experience teaching and is dedicated to the progress of her students. Treena loves to work with all ages and abilities to find their best way of learning. She is versatile and willing to give her all to each student including preparing them for examinations, festivals and other performances. Her sweet loving personality and her love for music and teaching is definitely an asset to our studio. We look forward to another wonderful year for you and our students.


Piano / Cello – (Beginner to Level 5)

Sarah has been playing music since the age of five. Recently, she successfully completed her RCM 8 piano exam and is currently working towards the completion of her RCM 8 cello exam. Sarah has been actively participating in several musical activities, including the Wild Rose Youth Strings program and Highwood Lions Music Festival. Sarah finds joy and satisfaction when sharing her passion for music with others and loves inspiring others to pursue their musical interests.


Piano - (Beginner to Level 5 RCM)

Joanna displayed her interest in music at a very young age.  She began piano lessons and has never looked back.  She feels passionate about the unifying effect music has on everyone as a universal language.  Joanna has been successful in local festivals and in RCM examinations.  She  is currently working at Level 9.  Her skills have allowed her the opportunity to accompany choirs, which is an art form in itself, and this has helped her grow even more as a pianist.  Music Central is happy to welcome Joanna to the teaching team. 


Piano - (Beginner to Level 4 RCM)

Katrina is very excited to be teaching at Music Central this year! She has had lots of musical experience, such as musical theatre, vocal ensembles, band, and many years of piano. She is a devoted teacher who is kind, patient and encourages learning and growth. 


Piano - (Beginner to Level 2 RCM)


Drums - (Beginner to Advanced)

Kirk is a professional session drummer and drum set educator based out of Okotoks, Alberta. Currently, he's performing with Cheyanne Summer and recording exclusively for Peach Jam Records. Kirk has over a decade of teaching experience--working with all ages and ability levels. His passion for drums, and for music, transcend in his teaching, performing and recording. Kirk has studied privately with some of Alberta's best drummers and educators in a variety of genres, has completed music theory courses through the Royal Conservatory of Music and obtained an honours BA from the University of Calgary. Most important for Kirk is that drumming is fun, therapeutic, and is for everyone!


Guitar / Bass / Drums / Ukulele - (Beginner to Advanced)

Jean-pascal (JP) has completed 3 years of classical guitar in 1995 and received his Bachelor of Music degree in 1999 in Jazz Guitar performance at the Université du Québec a Trois-Riviéres. JP has over 25 years of teaching experience in Guitar, Bass guitar, Drums and Ukulele. When JP is not teaching he enjoys touring as a professional freelance musician. He has toured across Canada over the past 30 years and through the USA twice in the early 2000’s. JP is a very popular teacher at Music Central and we welcome him back to our teaching team this year.


Guitar - (Beginner to Intermediate)

Jesse picked up the guitar when he was 9 years old, influenced by rock and funk such as Jimi Hendrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, etc.  He was fortunate to learn from Rob Stokes and found a real passion for music under his tutelage. He has been playing guitar for 10 years and now participates in a rock band called Penny Royalty playing local shows in Okotoks, High River, and Calgary. He completed 3 years of high school general music and theory with an average of 98%. He writes and produces music at his small home studio constantly striving to learn and grow. Jesse is excited to join Music Central's teaching team and looks forward to inspiring others and helping them meet their goals.
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