Carmen Bartel began her musical studies with Vera Schopp in Lanigan, Saskatchewan. She advanced to the studio of Dr. Lyell Gustin in Saskatoon where she completed her Licentiate Performer’s Diploma through the Trinity College of Music. Carmen went on to complete an Honours Bachelor of Music Degree from Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario.

Carmen has lived in the Peace Region for approximately 30 years. She is a piano instructor for the Grande Prairie Regional College Conservatory and operates a private studio in Grande Prairie. Carmen is active in the community as an accompanist for college and community members. She currently teaches students from all areas of the Peace Region and is the accompanist for the Senior and Men of Note Choirs of the Grande Prairie Boys’ Choir.