Owner/ Director / Piano Instructor/ Music Tots & Tykes / Musical Theatre
"I like to keep things fun and creative!"
Megan Epp is a music instructor and the founder/owner of the House of Music teaching studio and store in Sylvan Lake. Megan started her teaching career in Red Deer 2005 while completing her last year of the RDC Music Diploma program. In 2009 she decided to call Sylvan Lake her home and dove into the musical community here. In 2016, the Chamber of Commerce awarded the House of Music Small Business of the year and in 2017 Megan was awarded Business Woman of the year. She has personally designed many of the music programs being run at the studio, and has at one time or another taught most of the classes. She is currently instructing Private Piano lessons, Musical Theatre classes, Acoustic Trio's and co instructs the Rock Band Classes. In her spare time, Megan still enjoys songwriting, record production and gigging in a band called Lakeshore. Megan has also produced three EP’s - under her maiden name Meg Callan - with her most recent entitled "What it Meant" and was released February 2016 - available on itunes.
Megan also enjoys volunteering her time to the annual Sylvan Celebration of Music Festival. She has been with the committee since 2012 and is very much invested in the spirit of the festival. In 2014 Megan also travelled to Uganda Africa with Touch Ministries to work with orphan children. Megan loves her Job and feels it is a great privilege to work with the youth in her community. Megan, her husband Chris and their three young daughters love living in Sylvan Lake and are proud to call this community their home.
Owner / Director / Voice Instructor
Voice & Beginner Piano, Starter Singing, Pop vocals, Musical Minis, Triple Threat
Hope White grew up in Sylvan Lake where music has always been a part of her life as she studied piano, guitar, drums and voice. She began her career in voice when she was directly admitted into the two-year music diploma program at Red Deer College with a major in voice in 2010. She since has become a well-established performer, instructor, singer and musician.
Hope has trained in many styles including Classical, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Soul and Folk. She sang with many different ensembles including a Jazz ensemble and various choirs and performed in many different venues as both a lead and back-up vocalist. She graduated with honours in 2012 with a music diploma. Upon graduation, Hope has also experienced one year of further education at the University of Lethbridge studying Digital Audio Arts. She has completed her grade 8 Royal Conservatory Voice exam with first class honours and has recently completed a Business Administration Diploma in Marketing from Red Deer College.
Teaching started for Hope in Sylvan Lake while she was studying at Red Deer College. Music theory, performance skills and confidence building are incorporated in her lessons as well as singing/ piano ability while always having fun! She loves getting to know each individual student and is very excited to be teaching at the House of Music.
Voice & Piano
Jazz, Blues, Broadway & Contemporary - private Voice & Vocal Performance.
Laura Lee Lewis is an established performer who enjoys a wide variety of music. Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Rock and Country are a few of the music styles that have been explored by this versatile alto. Singing and performing has been a part of her life since she was a child, it's more than a hobby...it's a passion. She is continually working on music projects for herself and with others, and takes every opportunity to perform. You could catch her in a jazz setting at the LaRonde in Edmonton on Valentines Day and around Christmas time. Laura Lee had a radio jingle that aired for 15 years “Northwest Motors you’re the one”. Along with being a music teacher to all ages for over ten years specializing in Jazz performance and songwriting, she is also a professional photographer.
"From Jazz styles to Classical piano; Composition & the Suzuki Method
Elaine can take your new beginner player to an Elite level."
Considered one of the most Highly
Recommended Teachers in the Sylvan Lake Area, Elaine Rowthorn
has now been teaching music for over 30 years.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Elaine began her studies with Agnes Graham & Lyle Gustin. Going on to post secondary, she pursed her passion and furthered her Musical Studies at Red Deer College. In 1986 Elaine received the Louise McKinney Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Graduated the Music Diploma Program. Since then, Elaine has gone on to study with the likes of Christopher Norton, Cheryl Cooney, Charles Austin & Duke Thompson. Elaine absolutely loves sharing the gift of music with her students, feels blessed to be the organist for her church congregation and still very
much enjoys composing, recording and jamming out with her fellow musician friends.
"Elaine loves to Play and Compose, and is looking forward to recording some of her work this winter!"
Guitar / Ukulele / Bass
Justin has been playing guitar from a young age and has since expanded his love and knowledge for music.
In 2022 he graduated from MacEwan University with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music in Performance. Having experience teaching in prior years, Justin finds joy in aiding students learn new abilities and expanding on their interests in music. While he has experience playing a multitude of styles like rock, pop and jazz, he focuses primarily on folk and country music, finding inspiration from artists such as Tony Rice, Brent Mason, and Chris Thile. Not only does he play guitar, but he also has experience playing bass and ukulele. Currently, Justin plays in a folk/bluegrass duo with Brianna Lizotte performing around Alberta including festivals like Folk Fest, K-Days, and Heritage Fest. He hopes to create an enjoyable atmosphere which encompasses the interests of his students
Hello! My name is Roy Card. I am 32 years old and I have been singing and playing guitar for over 20 years. I attended the Red Deer College Music Diploma program as an Electric Guitar Major from 2004-2007. At RDC I performed on the Main Stage in various ensemble groups, including Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, Jazz, and Neoclassical styles. Since college I have performed in hard rock and heavy metal bands, playing local performance venues. For the last 5 years my primary musical focus has been acoustic guitar, piano and voice. I enjoy learning and performing music by artists such as The Lumineers, City & Color, The Black Keys, Vance Joy, Jack Johnson, Neil Young, James Taylor, Tom Petty, The Beatles and many others in the Adult-Contemporary genre. Music is my passion and I am very eager to share my skill with others, whether through performance or instruction. If you are interested in Beginner Guitar lessons in a relaxed and fun environment, please contact the House Of Music to arrange a meet-and-greet. All ages are welcome and lessons will be structured around individual goals and current skill-level.
I look forward to starting your musical journey with you!
Sales Supervisor/ Repair
Craig Gomez is a graduate from the RDC Music Program and is a touring and recording artist. He has been performing with his original bands Young Howler and Underside Pattern and can also be seen performing with artist such as Kayla Williams, Emily Vay and Ryan Langlois. His musical styling spans from Rock and Pop to Jazz and even Classical. While briefly living in Toronto, Craig recorded and toured with the Indie Rock Band, The Fallers, and also attained his Fender Musical Instruments Technician Qualification. Craig has been an active member of the Red Deer Music Scene and now also hosts the Sunday Night jams at The Vat with the Vat Pack.
Colin Langstraat is a drummer and percussionist who has been playing drums for over seventeen years. He has studied music at Red Deer College, Grant Macewan, and has acquired a bachelors degree in music/music business as well as two performance diplomas.
Colin has played with a wide variety of musical groups, ranging from pop artists to Jazz trios, and classical ensembles to punk bands. He has toured all across Canada and has worked as a recording artist since 2017.
His ever growing passion for music has taken him many places and he loves to share his musical wisdom with eager music students of all ages!
Piano & Keyboards
James Adams is an established keyboard player from Red Deer. Over the last 12 years, James has earned a solid reputation in the local music scene, playing both original compositions and covers with a number of artists and bands. Known for his proficiency in piano and organ, his wide-ranging musical experiences also include performing in various tribute shows throughout central Alberta.
Now 33, James has turned his talent towards teaching, leveraging his practical experience to guide budding musicians. James’s approach to teaching is built on his understanding of piano and organ techniques. With a focus on meeting the unique needs of each student, he aim’s to cultivate not only technical ability, but also a deep appreciation for music.
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