Instructors

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, etc.

Jonah Craker

Instrument(s): Guitar

Jonah has been playing guitar for fourteen years. He is currently pursuing a degree in Music Education at Wichita State University where he studies jazz guitar with William Flynn. Before that, he studied classical guitar under Brian Morris at Grand Rapids Community College where he performed in two student honors recitals. Jonah also has experience performing Jazz, Rock, Christian Contemporary, Gospel, Blues, R&B, and Pop in pit orchestras, corporate events, bars, coffee shops, house shows, and churches. From 2019 – 2020, he served as the worship leader for Mayfair Christian Reformed Church. Also in 2020, his band, Stormo, released a self-titled EP that can be found on all major streaming services. Jonah was responsible for half of the songwriting, singing, and guitar playing.

Calvin De Beverly

Instrument(s): Mandolin

Calvin has been playing mandolin since the 1970’s. While trained primarily in the classical style of mandolin techniques he has a broad knowledge of music and applies that knowledge in his lessons. Calvin’s primary goal in any set of instructions is to determine precisely the current abilities and desires of the student. Once determined, Calvin works with the student to expand their knowledge and abilities at a pace with which the student is comfortable. Setbacks are handled with patience and care always returning to the basics of good mandolin technique as the mainstay of solid progress. Calvin has composed and published several musical collections written for both the mandolin and violin specifically: A Baker’s Double Dozen of Modern Mandolin Solos and A Baker’s Double Dozen of Modern Violin Duets.

Billie Fredholm

Area(s): Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo

Billie received her Bachelors of Vocal Music Ed from Gordon-College in Wenham, MA, and her Masters of Vocal Music Performance with an emphasis in choral conducting from WSU. She is a past conductor of the Wichita Choral Society. Since 2005, Billie has served as cantor and choir member at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Wichita. She and her musical partner Robin Roberts have been playing acoustic music together since 2008. They have released two CDs, and broadcast live shows weekly at streetjelly.com. Billie started teaching at Senseney in 2007.

Piano, Keyboards

Joy Lenau

Instrument(s): Piano

Joy Lenau received her Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Mary Washington and her Master’s of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Wichita State University. She has been teaching piano and playing collaboratively since 2010 and currently serves on the Wichita State faculty teaching Class Piano.

Laura Vollen

Instrument(s): Piano, Clarinet

Laura received her Bachelor of Music in Education/Instrumental at Wichita State University in 1996. After receiving her degree she taught lessons at Senseney Music and then at Stubbs’ Music Center in Tallahassee Florida in 1999. Since 2003, she has taught in her own studio as well as Senseney Music and Musical Offerings in Derby, KS. She is organist/pianist and director of Atonement, an instrumental ensemble, at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Laura was the El Dorado Middle/High School Choir accompanist for the 2016/17 school year. In addition to her organ/piano duties, she also plays clarinet and bass clarinet with the Senseney Music Community Band and the Delano Wind Ensemble. Laura is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music by Music Teachers National Association and is also a Licensed Kindermusik Educator.

Rosemary Nettrouer

Instrument(s): Piano

Rosemary graduated from Friends University with a music education degree and a piano performance degree. As required for degree fulfillment, she performed two piano recitals during her junior and senior year. She has been a church musician for most of her adult life serving as accompanist, singer, and director. Since 2002, Rosemary has been staff organist/pianist at University Friends church. She has been teaching piano at Senseney Music since 1999. During her time here, she unexpectedly found that she loves working with adult students. Most of these are students who always wanted to play, but weren’t able to or, that took lessons as a child and then stopped. They all have a great desire to learn to play the piano. Any adults that are interested in starting piano lessons should give us a call.

Mia Joslin

Instrument(s): Piano

Mia graduated from KyungHee University, Seoul, Korea with Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in piano performance. She also received a Master’s degree in piano performance from Emporia State University. She was a Professor of Music in piano at Soongeui Woman’s College in Seoul, Korea. She has been a piano instructor at Senseney Music since 2002 and has served as organist and pianist at Clearwater United Methodist Church since 2002. Mia has performed extensively as keyboardist and accompanist.

Billie Fredholm

Area(s): Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo

Billie received her Bachelors of Vocal Music Ed from Gordon-College in Wenham, MA, and her Masters of Vocal Music Performance with an emphasis in choral conducting from WSU. She is a past conductor of the Wichita Choral Society. Since 2005, Billie has served as cantor and choir member at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Wichita. She and her musical partner Robin Roberts have been playing acoustic music together since 2008. They have released two CDs, and broadcast live shows weekly at streetjelly.com. Billie started teaching at Senseney in 2007.

Brass and Wind

Elyssa Astegiano

Instrument: Clarinet

Elyssa Astegiano is a Wichita area clarinetist and a music educator in the Wichita Public Schools. Elyssa earned her Associates in Liberal Arts Degree at Butler Community College and then transferred to Friends University to complete a degree in Music Education. In addition to many other ensembles, Elyssa has played with the Wichita Youth Symphony, the Friends Community Orchestra, and the Winfield Symphony. She was the 2016 Ark City Art Center Music Mentee, and in May 2017 performed with the Friends University Community Orchestra as a winner in the Robert Miller Concerto Competition. In July 2018, Elyssa attended the Masterworks Music Festival as a student of the Woodwind Intensive Study program where she studied the clarinet under Diana Haskell, associate principal of the St. Louis Symphony. Elyssa is a student of Rachelle Goter.

Alison Parker

Instrument(s): Flute

Alison Parker is currently a student at Friends University. She will graduate May of 2022 with two bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance. She was born and raised in Wichita and loves spending time with her family and cats. Upon graduating, Alison plans on going on the graduate school. She hopes to pursue a career in teaching flute and music theory. She enjoys playing and singing in a wide variety of ensembles at Friends, ranging from orchestras to bands, to flute choirs and even jazz vocal ensembles.

Hunter Poage

Instrument(s): Trombone, Baritone

Hunter attended Emporia State University to study Trombone Performance. He has performed in numerous ensembles including Wind Ensembles, Jazz bands, Marching bands, Orchestras, Pep bands and many other small ensembles. Hunter spent the summer of 2018 participating in Drum Corps International with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corp, a semi-finalist World Class Drum Corp.

Annjela Poage

Instrument(s): Bass Trombone, Trombone

Annjela received her Bachelor of Music Education from Emporia State University in 2018 and a Master’s in Trombone Performance from Emporia State University in 2020. She is currently pursuing another Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting at Wichita State University and currently plays in the Wichita State Wind Ensemble. Annjela has also played in multiple ensembles at Emporia State University including the Emporia Symphony Orchestra, Emporia Jazz 1, and the Emporia Wind Ensemble. Bass Trombone is her specialty but continues to play tenor trombone and welcomes all trombone players to take lessons with her.

Cody Reynoso

Instrument(s): Trumpet

Cody is a trumpet and horn player who graduated from Augusta High School in 2015. While in high school, he participated in Jazz Band (trumpet), Concert Band (horn), and the Pep Band (trumpet). Cody studied music at Kansas Wesleyan University and Friends University for a short time. In his free time, Cody has performed at Clearwater High School in their pit for Guys and Dolls (2019) and First Covenant Church in Salina, KS (2016).

Guy Vollen

Instrument(s): French Horn, Beginning Brass

Guy Vollen is a horn player and composer; he attended Wichita State University and earned a Doctorate in musical composition from Florida State University. He has taught on the faculty of Wichita State University and Bethany College. As a horn player, he has performed with the Wichita Wind Ensembles Professional Band, the Pegasus Brass Trio, and at the Crown Uptown Theatre. He currently performs with the Delano Chamber Brass and Senseney Music Community Band.

James Hoerst

Instrument(s): Saxophone

James is currently studying Music Education and Jazz Studies at WSU. He was selected to District Jazz in 2016 and all steel stacks jazz festival band on Baritone saxophone. He is the principal saxophonist for the symphonic band, Shocker Sound, and is the second tenor in Jazz Arts. He has also performed with small ensembles such as jazz combos and sax quartets. He also has over a decade of experience on string bass and was principal bass at the Marywood strings celebration from 2015-2017. James started teaching at Senseney Music in September of 2018.

Laura Vollen

Instrument(s): Piano, Clarinet

Laura received her Bachelor of Music in Education/Instrumental at Wichita State University in 1996. After receiving her degree she taught lessons at Senseney Music and then at Stubbs’ Music Center in Tallahassee Florida in 1999. Since 2003, she has taught in her own studio as well as Senseney Music and Musical Offerings in Derby, KS. She is organist/pianist and director of Atonement, an instrumental ensemble, at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Laura was the El Dorado Middle/High School Choir accompanist for the 2016/17 school year. In addition to her organ/piano duties, she also plays clarinet and bass clarinet with the Senseney Music Community Band and the Delano Wind Ensemble. Laura is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music by Music Teachers National Association and is also a Licensed Kindermusik Educator.

Voice

Cathy Wiedeman

Area(s): Voice, Homeschool Choir Director

Note: Not currently accepting lessons

Cathy Wiedeman received her bachelor of arts degree in vocal music performance, with a minor in instrumental music-woodwinds, and an endorsement in piano from Cameron University, Lawton OK in 1994. She has taught in many private christian schools, including Sunrise Christian Academy here in Wichita in 2001, and two public schools here in Wichita. Cathy was the vocal director for MTYP’s production of Willie Wonka in 2013, MTYP summer camp , church choir director for 10 years at 3 different churches, was the choir teacher at Northeast Magnet HS and assistant director for the orchestra there, and was the vocal music director for NEM’s musical production of “Once on This Island”, in which she was nominated for a jester award for USD 259 in 2018. She also co-taught at 3 middle schools in Wichita. She also taught music at Linwood Elementary.

 

Billie Fredholm

Area(s): Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo

Billie received her Bachelors of Vocal Music Ed from Gordon-College in Wenham, MA, and her Masters of Vocal Music Performance with an emphasis in choral conducting from WSU. She is a past conductor of the Wichita Choral Society. Since 2005, Billie has served as cantor and choir member at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Wichita. She and her musical partner Robin Roberts have been playing acoustic music together since 2008. They have released two CDs, and broadcast live shows weekly at streetjelly.com. Billie started teaching at Senseney in 2007.

Strings

Luis Barrios

Instrument: Viola

Graduated from the Bachelor of Music with a major in Viola Performance by the University of Guadalajara, Mr.Barrios is part of Professor Catherine Consiglio’s studio at the Wichita State University where he is currently pursuing a Masters in Music degree with a major in Chamber music.

He has belonged to several orchestras such as: Mexico Youth Orchestra (OSIM 2009) with which he made two national tours, Guadalajara Youth Symphony Orchestra, Higinio Ruvalcaba Chamber Orchestra and from 2012 to 2019 he was member of the Zapopan Youth Symphony Orchestra.

He has been awarded with a full scholarship in 6 consecutive years from 2013 to be part of the February Festival (formerly known as Scotia bank Northern Lights Music Festival) in Ajijic, Chapala, and Jalisco. As well as playing in the festival orchestra and having a participation with Gyphon Trio on the 2019 festival edition.

He is the current violist of the Janus Quartet with which he has participated in several festivals in Canada.

Joe Schmitt

Instrument(s): Viola

Joe studies music performance at WSU, and is expecting to complete his BM in May 2021. He is interested in expanding his craft through the art of pedagogy and will pursue music education as well while working on his master’s degree in performance. In high school, he performed for the Wichita Youth Symphony as well as the SCKMEA district orchestra. Joe is excited to guide students who also aspire to join these orchestras. He also enjoys teaching adult students who are picking up their instruments once again after a long hiatus. Joe wants to share his experience with anyone willing to learn, and those who desire to walk the path of self-improvement.

Juan Mireles

Instrument(s): Cello

Mexican cellist Juan Guillermo Mireles Morales is interested in bringing a better understanding and appreciation of arts and sciences to the general public. He has participated in masterclasses and festivals in Mexico, the US, Spain, Italy, and Germany. Juan previously played with the National Symphony of Mexico and is now playing with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. He holds a B.A in cello performance from the National Conservatory in Mexico City and a Masters in Music from Colorado State University. Currently, Juan is working to obtain a DMA in cello performance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He started teaching at Senseney in 2019.

Tamara Cox

Instrument(s): Violin

Tamara Cox is a passionate violinist who wishes to inspire people to appreciate music. Tamara has played violin for 10+ years and has performed with youth symphonies in the Kansas City area. She got the experience of performing on the Ireland Tour in 2016 with the Kansas City Youth Symphony. She received her Bachelor’s of Music Education from Wichita State University and currently teaches general vocal music at Payne Elementary School. Tamara is highly driven to inspire young children as well as adults to enjoy making music.

Sheaukang Hew

Instrument(s): Violin

Sheaukang has a DMA from the University of Oklahoma in violin performance and ethnomusicology. She has an MM in Music History and her BM is in violin performance, also from OU. She teaches music at Butler Community College and regularly performs at church and in local jam sessions. While at OU, she played in the orchestra, music theater and string quartets. She was also a member of the Mariachi band ‘Mariachi Orgullo’. Sheaukang has played for barn and contra dances and in Oklahoma’s Irish/Old-Time music community. She has been teaching at Senseney since 2007.

Percussion

Trevor Landreth

Instrument(s): Percussion

Trevor Landreth is a performer/educator in the Greater Wichita Area in Kansas. He holds percussion degrees from Emporia State University (BM) and Wichita State University (MM). Trevor is currently the drumline instructor for Shocker Sound Machine, Circle HS, and Bishop-Carroll Catholic HS. He is also the percussion instructor for Hutchinson Community College, and the percussion coach for the Wichita Youth Wind Ensemble, as well as an active member of the percussion pit for Music Theater Wichita. Trevor has performed in Los Angeles, Kansas City, and New York City, as well as won solo competitions for marimba and snare drum. It is Trevor’s goal to output well-rounded percussionists that can confidently step into the world of music and be the best musicians they can be.

Kindermusik

Laura Vollen

Instrument(s): Piano, Clarinet

Laura received her Bachelor of Music in Education/Instrumental at Wichita State University in 1996. After receiving her degree she taught lessons at Senseney Music and then at Stubbs’ Music Center in Tallahassee Florida in 1999. Since 2003, she has taught in her own studio as well as Senseney Music and Musical Offerings in Derby, KS. She is organist/pianist and director of Atonement, an instrumental ensemble, at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Laura was the El Dorado Middle/High School Choir accompanist for the 2016/17 school year. In addition to her organ/piano duties, she also plays clarinet and bass clarinet with the Senseney Music Community Band and the Delano Wind Ensemble. Laura is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music by Music Teachers National Association and is also a Licensed Kindermusik Educator.