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My studio is now full of wonderful students! There are no spaces available until September 2016.  If you wish to put your name on a waiting list, please contact Celene HERE.


All interested students will need to fill in a registration form. They are available in .doc and .pdf forms below. Instructions on how to save your document are at the bottom of this page.

For a Registration Form in .doc CLICK HERE
For a Registration Form in PDF CLICK HERE
To set up a NEW STUDENT interview, Contact Celene HERE.
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Lessons are offered on Drum Set, Snare Drum, Mallet Percussion, and various other percussion instruments. Rates are $30.00 for a half hour lesson and $60.00 for a one hour lesson. Contact Celene to set up your new student interview.

Celene Yohemas has a unique approach to drum set which includes rudimental exercises, groove mastery and creativity development. She teaches students aged 9 and up with all levels of experience. Adult Beginning Students Welcome! For Frequently Asked Questions, click here for FAQs.

Dare to Compare: Celene's Lesson Rates to Music Store Lessons

The cost at a music store is on average $28.00 for a half hour lesson. Payment to instructors vary, but is typically $20.00 per HOUR, or $10 per lesson, and instructors are paid only if lessons are booked for that time. Educational requirements at studios vary. Many have no set standards for years of experience or educational background. As a consumer you need to ask about the education, qualifications, and years of experience which your instructor has. The price per lesson is the same regardless of instructor's credentials.

- Most in-store lessons only offer drum set and snare drum.

- Most in-store instructors do not have to submit a police screening.

Celene Offers:

Educated Instruction

Celene earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Percussion Performance, a four year program, from the University of Calgary in 2000. She continues to study on an ongoing basis to continuously broaden her knowledge base. She began teaching in 1997, and continues to teach with passion and integrity privately, at schools, and as a clinician at camps.


During her 18+ years of teaching, Celene has developed effective techniques which combine the use of teaching tools such as Kodaly method, traditional reading methods, and individualizes programs to best suit the unique needs of each student. Some of her best training as instructor has been through teaching for over a decade at Royal Canadian Air Cadet Summer Training Centres, private instruction, and clinics. She has instructed Music Education students at the University of Calgary in Percussion Techniques, and teaches percussion ensembles at Crescent Heights High School, Alice Jamieson School, St. Francis High School and is a member of the music team at Centennial High School.

Flexible Lesson Options

Lessons can be weekly, every other week (bi-weekly), monthly, or on a call by call basis. There are daytime and evening lessons Monday thru Thursday.

Extensive Instrumentation

The degree program at the University of Calgary in Percussion included extensive training on classical percussion instruments including mallets (marimba, vibraphone, bells, orchestral bells, tubular bells), and percussion (tympani, multiple percussion, auxiliary percussion). In addition to her classical training, she has continued development on drum set and djembe, and continues to learn new instrumental traditions.

Celene's training is perfectly suited for those in band programs wishing to improve their percussion skills, drum set players wishing to expand their style knowledge, and those just starting out! Her passion is in sharing her love for music.


Celene has a Calgary Police Service record check done regularly and is authorized to work in the Public, Private and Separate school districts.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If your question wasn't answered already, you may find more information in the Frequently Asked Questions section by Clicking Here.


Lessons are available at her studio in the Southeast community of Deer Run in Calgary, Alberta. For more details, contact Celene by clicking here.


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Student's Corner

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Registration is quick and easy!

Please "SAVE AS" with your name (student's name) as the file name. (Example, JaneLearning.doc).  Please ensure it is saved as a .doc , .pdf  or .odt file.

To download the Student Registration and Information Form Word file - Click Here

To download the Student Registration and Information Form PDF- Click Here