Instructors

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, etc.

Jennifer Mark

Instrument(s): Double Bass, Bass Guitar

Jennifer attended Indiana State University on a creative and performing arts scholarship where she received a Bachelor of Science in Music Business. She has studied Inez Wyrick, Donovan Stokes, Chris Butler, and Todd Gallagher. Jennifer enjoys playing both double bass and bass guitar and several different styles of music. She has performed with a variety of local groups including Delano Chamber Players, Newton Mid-Kansas Orchestra, Friends University Community Orchestra, Friends University Opera, as well as with various churches and schools throughout Wichita.

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, Homeschool Choir Director

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

Ellen Kerr

Instrument(s): Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano

 

Ellen Kerr has enjoyed teaching Band since 1979 in Conway Springs, Douglass, Wichita, and in several Oklahoma schools.  During that time she has taught more piano students than she can remember!

She enjoys playing clarinet and saxophone, has been a member of Wichita Wind Ensemble, Delano Wind Ensemble, and many reading Bands.  At one point she taught, and accompanied on piano as many as 75 solos for Regional and State Solos every Spring!

Ellen is excited to be joining the Senseney Private Teacher Group, and hopes you will be one of her students!

Bailey Tadda

Instrument(s): Flute. Piano

Bailey Tadda is a recent graduate from Kansas State University with a degree in music education. During her time at Kansas State University, she participated in the Kansas State Wind Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Pride of the Wildcatland Marching Band. This allowed her to participate and perform at the 2019 American Bandmasters Association conference with the wind ensemble and the 2019 Liberty Bowl with the Marching Band. On top of teaching flute lessons, she is a teacher in the Wichita School District

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, Homeschool Choir Director

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

Ellen Kerr

Instrument(s): Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano

 

Ellen Kerr has enjoyed teaching Band since 1979 in Conway Springs, Douglass, Wichita, and in several Oklahoma schools.  During that time she has taught more piano students than she can remember!

She enjoys playing clarinet and saxophone, has been a member of Wichita Wind Ensemble, Delano Wind Ensemble, and many reading Bands.  At one point she taught, and accompanied on piano as many as 75 solos for Regional and State Solos every Spring!

Ellen is excited to be joining the Senseney Private Teacher Group, and hopes you will be one of her students!

Bailey Tadda

Instrument(s): Flute. Piano

Bailey Tadda is a recent graduate from Kansas State University with a degree in music education. During her time at Kansas State University, she participated in the Kansas State Wind Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Pride of the Wildcatland Marching Band. This allowed her to participate and perform at the 2019 American Bandmasters Association conference with the wind ensemble and the 2019 Liberty Bowl with the Marching Band. On top of teaching flute lessons, she is a teacher in the Wichita School District

Martha Sanchez

Instrument: Trombone

 

Martha is a student at Wichita State University double majoring in Music Performance and Music Education with the hopes of becoming a band director! She loves playing my instrument and knowing she can express what she is feeling through music. She has been playing the trombone since she was 10 yrs old so this year marks the beginning of her 13th year! She is excited to meet and engage with new students who have a passion for music!

 

Randy Crow

Jazz Band Instructor

Note: Not currently accepting lessons

Randy Crow was the Band Director of Maize Schools and taught in the Maize district for thirty-seven years, retiring in 2018. While teaching at Maize, Mr. Crow’s Concert and Jazz Bands were selected to perform at KMEA Inservice workshops twelve times. His Jazz Bands have received state-wide and international acclaim, performing as a showcase band at the 2001 IAJE convention in New York City, and for the 2004 Kansas Teacher of the Year awards, as well as garnering numerous honors at Jazz Festivals. Mr. Crow has performed with several jazz bands, and wind ensembles, and regularly performs with the Delano Jazz Orchestra, the Senseney Music Community Band, and he founded the annual “Get Trombonafide” clinic in the Wichita, KS area, encouraging and inspiring students in the art and enjoyment of trombone playing. Randy received his MME from Wichita State University, and has served as an Adjunct professor for Friends University and McPherson College.

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.

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.

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

Billie Fredholm

Area(s): Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Homeschool Choir Director

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

Jennifer Mark

Instrument(s): Double Bass, Bass Guitar

Jennifer attended Indiana State University on a creative and performing arts scholarship where she received a Bachelor of Science in Music Business. She has studied Inez Wyrick, Donovan Stokes, Chris Butler, and Todd Gallagher. Jennifer enjoys playing both double bass and bass guitar and several different styles of music. She has performed with a variety of local groups including Delano Chamber Players, Newton Mid-Kansas Orchestra, Friends University Community Orchestra, Friends University Opera, as well as with various churches and schools throughout Wichita.

Daijana Wallace

Instrument: Cello

 

Daijana Wallace is a composer and cellist based in Wichita, KS. She has performed with various orchestras, chamber ensembles, and new music ensembles in Wichita (KS) and East Lansing (MI) and most recently served as principal cellist of the Friends University Community Orchestra here in Wichita, KS. When Daijana isn’t playing cello she’s composing music for friends and traveling to places like New York City, NY, Cortona, Italy, and Wichita, KS for performances of her music. Daijana is excited to teach at Senseney and help students explore all the possibilities of music.

Addison Wegerle

Instrument: Violin

Addison Wegerle is a violinist and violin teacher from Wichita, Kansas, where he has remained an active member of the music community since the age of six years old. Along with his involvement in chamber music and the Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra, he is a current member of the Wichita Grand Opera, has been a counselor and music coach at Bows at the Barn String Camp, and teaches private lessons. Addison received his bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Wichita State University in 2022.

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.

Tamara Cox

Area(s): Violin, Kindermusik

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

Tamara Cox

Area(s): Violin, Kindermusik

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.

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.