About the Teachers
Director, Yamaha Group Teacher, and Flute Lessons
Carol Shellenberg began her music adventure playing the flute in the Regina Lions Band at the age of eight. For many years she was involved with the concert and marching aspects of the band program. At the age of ten it was recommended that Carol began taking private lessons. Over the next number of years she completed grades two through nine of The Royal Conservative examinations. She was also involved in competitions in the city of Regina, Sask. Along with flute Carol was a part of the music scene in Regina through voice, and piano in her youth. As of late Carol has graduated with her Bachelor of Music from Ambrose University where she enjoyed being a part of choir, orchestra, and solo flute performances. While Carol continues to pursue her musical career, she is also working on her Early Childhood Education through Lakeland College.
Carol has been a private flute teacher for a number of years, and has had a number of students ranging in musical experience and age. For the last year Carol has also worked as a musical instructor to children in earlier years (6 months - 3 years of age) teaching the basics of music and demonstrating a wide variety of musical genres. Carol thoroughly enjoys teaching music, as she believes it equips an individual with a lifelong love and knowledge for a universal language.
Carol is now excited to begin her journey of Music Director at Rosewood Park School of Music!
Yamaha Group Lessons
Kim began taking music lessons at the age of 3 as a student of a Yamaha group music course for preschoolers (now currently known as the Junior Music Course). Through the course, she developed a strong set of musical skills, continued to study piano through private lessons and eventually completed her grade 10 in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music. During her years of music training, Kim also learned to play violin, flute, alto saxophone, drums, guitar and bass. Kim has had opportunities to play and arrange music for social events, conferences, retreats & schools. She has been actively involved in the music ministry at Rosewood Park Alliance Church for over 20 years and is now their Director of Music & Worship. Kim is delighted for the opportunity to teach little ones the very same course that lay the foundation for her own lifelong, enriching involvement in music.
Private Flute & Piano Lessons
Debbie is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, with an ARCT in Flute. She is also a Registered Music Teacher with the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association. Recently she passed the audition for the Regina Symphony Orchestra, has become a member of the National Flute Association and have played in a variety of flute orchestras.
Currently, she is preparing for RCM Grade 10 piano certification and have been certified as an Elementary Piano Teacher Specialist.
She believes that music lessons are the greatest gift you can give your child. Music lessons from an early age help inspire creativity, discipline and responsibility in preparing for their lesson, self-expression, concentration, patience, determination, muscular co-ordination, poise and self-confidence.
Her teaching philosophy is that students learn best when they are taught in a patient, kind and compassionate environment where they are challenged and motivated to learn. Debbie believes that lessons should be a good balance of learning new concepts, with the bar moving slightly higher within an atmosphere of success and satisfaction with what is being achieved. Students will be encouraged and recognized for doing their best. Her hope is that I will help to ignite a spark that will support life-long learning and curiosity, and help stimulate the student to want to keep learning and exploring for all of their days.
Private Violin & Piano Lessons
Maria Guidos-Albert is a Saskatchewan native, and after living in Manitoba and Ontario for over 20 years, is now based in Regina. She is a violinist and a pianist, having her Performance A.R.C.T.s in both instruments. She is an alumni of Brandon University with a Performance Degree in Violin, and has studied with Ernest Kassian, Francis Chaplin, Gwen Hoebig, Nandor Szederkenyi, Dana Mazurkevich, and Sally Thomas, in both private and summer studies.
Previous Concertmaster and Principal Second Violin in the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and of numerous chamber, and small ensemble orchestras, she is presently a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra.
Guidos-Albert is an active chamber player, including ensembles such as the Timmins Symphony Quartet, and presently, a quartet comprised of Regina Symphony players (Amelia Borton, Andrea Hedlund, and Megan Zak), duos, trios, and ensemble works with people such as Simon Fryer, Natalie Williams Calhoun, Amelia Borton, Oxana Ossiptchouk, Marcelle Guidos, and Natalia Chabukiani.
Teaching since 1983, Guidos-Albert has a full studio of private lessons and chamber coaching.
Jennifer Trinh is an outgoing, talented and hard-working musician. At only eighteen years of age, she already has 10 years of piano experience, having studied piano since the age of eight. Jennifer has recently completed her RCM Grade 10 piano exam and is both an experienced solo and group performer. Over the course of her musical career, she has received numerous awards and scholarships for her outstanding performances. She has competed in various competitions across the province including the Yorkton and Regina Music Festivals. In addition to piano, Jennifer also plays violin and clarinet, having spent four years in the Riffel Area Concert Band, Honour Band and Jazz Band.
Alongside Jennifer's practical study of piano, she has also completed all rudimentary music theory courses and is currently pursuing further studies in the advanced courses. Jennifer has scored perfect marks on all three of the rudimentary exams and prefers to teach classical style music. Jennifer has high expectations but likes to have fun in the classroom and has plenty of past experience with kids. She has worked with the Before and After school program, Park Play, at Rosewood Alliance Church for two years and has been teaching piano since 2016.
Djoi Louise Mercado Anacio
Djoi Louise Mercado Anacio is an 18 year old multi talented and gifted musician. She started playing the violin in the Philippines at the age of 10.
Upon migrating into Regina, SK ,Canada in 2014, Djoi passed the audition conducted by the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra where she played 1st Violin for 3 years.
She took the role of Asst. Concertmaster and soloist with the Regina Community Orchestra in 2015 where she is the youngest member. Djoi has also played solo for theater and chambers. She is currently an active member of the Concertino Regina and Exquisite Melodies. Aside from this, she also plays with the University Orchestra.
In a span of 2 years in Canada, Djoi Louise has already earned some notable achievements in her soft musical journey. She emerged the winner in both contemporary and classical categories during the Long & McQuade Strings Festival in May 2016. She was also awarded a gold medal for winning best in percussion - solo in mallet during the 40th Anniversary of the Regina Catholic Schools Band Association in April 2015 held at the Conexus Arts Center. She has received numerous citations both in Music and academic.
Djoi's passion for music emanates from the heart. Her style is uniquely hers. She does not like to limit her musical exploration to a particular music genre. Although basically trained in classical music, she prefers not to be strictly a classical musician as she wishes to connect with unlimited type of audiences and to explore versatility of style and technique in her musical expression. She plays her violin with the choir during Sunday evening mass at the Holy Rosary Cathedral on a regular basis.
Djoi is incoming 1st Year student at the University of Regina this fall. Her violin coach, Maestro Eduard Minevich, is a renowned musician and the former concertmaster with the Regina Symphony Orchestra.
Group Piano Teacher
Leanne Thieu is a cheerful and animated musician who enjoys sharing the magic of music with those of all ages. She began her musical journey at age four at the Royal Conservatory of Music in piano and later added the cello to her instrumental collection at age six. Leanne continued her training in both instruments up to grade 9 in RCM's curriculum. In addition, she has participated in various competitions and music festivals in Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle and Comox (B.C.) throughout her career.
She enjoys sharing her talents in the community by volunteering to play for banquets, weddings, fundraisers and festivals. Leanne currently volunteers her time at Rosewood Park Alliance Church playing cello and keyboard for the music team. Aside from teaching the Yamaha Junior Music Course, she is a full-time student at the University of Regina under the Faculty of Science.
Leanne adores guiding young musicians in their exploration of the musical language. She hopes to plant seeds of creativity and help her students blossom into expressive young artists.