School of Rock Markham’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Markham music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Shelly has been involved in music since the early age of four and on the business side of the entertainment industry for 35+ years. She has worked in the non-profit sector as well as the mainstream music, video and film side of the business, has held some exciting upper management positions within the industry as well as seats on many industry boards and committees. For the past 20 years, Shelly has specialized in consulting and business services to all sectors of the entertainment industry, both in Canada and the U.S., but her main interest is and has always been music.
Most recently, Shelly was asked to assist with the coordination and execution of the 40th Anniversary Lighthouse concert at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto and is now working on their 50th Anniversary Tour, but she is still most passionate about singing and playing percussion, bass guitar and keyboards.
Shelly's key responsibilities with School of Rock Markham include marketing, advertising and promotion of all programs and products, social networking, branding, copywriting, creation and distribution of any newsletters/announcements, event coordination, artist management and payroll.
Murad GunduzDrum Instructor
Murad is a professional drummer from the GTA and alumnus of the prestigious music program at Humber College in Toronto. He has toured Canada, the United States and Europe with a variety of different bands performing clubs, theatres and casinos. Some notable acts Murad has toured with are The Chris Antonik Band, Wild T and the Spirit, three time Grammy winner Walter Ostanek and his band, and a variety of tribute bands covering music by Billy Joel, The Bee Gees, Elton John, Rod Stewart and The Beach Boys. His teaching style is fun and educational! In summary, Murad’s goal is to get his students' playing level, knowledge of music and confidence up so that they may seek opportunities to perform with other musicians such as in the School of Rock performance program where students learn to perform in bands together.