Meet Our Teachers

Athena Schreur

Athena studied at the Amadeus School of Music, UNLV and the Longy School of Music at Bard College, and has worked with major pop acts and symphony orchestras. Athena is happy to be in Alaska and teaching piano, violin, viola, bass and cello to students of all ages.

Kalen Tyson

Kalen Tyson

Kalen has a music degree from Valley Forge Christian College, is an experienced performer and church music director, and an ardent music educator. Kalen teaches all levels of voice and piano, as well as beginning guitar.

Brenna Bellah

Brenna BellahBrenna’s piano skills won her a full scholarship to Weber State University in Utah, where she performed extensively in both classical and pop styles. She teaches all levels of piano, as well as beginning guitar.

Forest Wilson

Forest WilsonForest studied music at UAA and is a member of the Hannah Yoter Band. He has been teaching music to students of all ages and skill levels for almost 10 years. Forest teaches acoustic and electric guitar, as well as banjo, bass, mandolin, dobro and ukulele.

Samantha Krauser

Samantha KrauserMusic is Sam’s passion and she has shared that passion as a private instructor and ensemble leader for over 10 years with students of all ages and abilities, including those with cognitive and developmental disabilities. She teaches voice, piano, guitar, flute, saxophone and clarinet.

Johnnathon Brown

Johnnathon BrownJohnnathon studied music at Cornerstone University and works at Teeland Middle School as a special education assistant. He teaches piano, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, flute and trombone.

Leon Osborne

Matt Brenna Leon is the worship music and youth leader at Matanuska Assembly of God. He is a dedicated and creative educator who has been teaching acoustic and electric guitar, piano, vocals, bass and beginning violin for 6 years.

Cealice Kennison

Cealice has a degree in music from Seattle University and has performed in ensembles across the country. She teaches all levels of piano, violin and cello lessons.

Jerry Wessling

Matt BrennaJerry is a math teacher at Teeland Middle School and director of the Guitar Club there. He teaches acoustic and electric guitar, bass, ukulele and voice in all styles.

Wolfgang Olsson

Wolfgang OlssonWolfgang is a performer and composer who studied music at UAA. When he’s not playing music, you can find him subbing in classrooms throughout the Mat-Su Borough. He plays and teaches cello, piano, and guitar.

Evan Jackson

Matt Brenna Evan teaches violin, viola and cello. He’s the father of two children and has worked as a teaching assistant with the Anchorage School District.

Shannon Alarid

Shannon AlaridShannon is a graduate of Central Bible College, father of three, pastor of the Matanuska Assembly of God, and has been a musician since he could hold drum sticks. Shannon teaches drums, electric and acoustic guitar, bass and piano.

For more information, please contact us at 315-2435 or lessons@valleyschoolofmusic.com