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.

Mitchell Probst

Instrument(s): Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele
Mitchell received his associate’s degree in music performance from Hutchinson Community College in 2018. He played in The Hutchinson Community College Combo, Big Band, and Lab Band and occasionally fills in for HCC shows. Mitchell has had formal training in Jazz, Blues, Rock, Bluegrass, Classical and Metal, and plans on going to WSU for music production next year. He studied his instruments under Randy Key, Nick Schroeder, Matthew Cash, Michael Engdahl, and William Flynn. Mitchell has written music for and played in musicals, and plays every Sunday at Grace Presbyterian Church. He also performs with his bands, Community Theatre (Rock) and Yogi Bogi (Jazz Rock). You can find his music on Spotify, Youtube, Bandcamp, and other platforms if you are interested in hearing his style of 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

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.

Persis Lugalia

Instrument(s): Flute

Persis earned a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Friends University in 2018, where she
studied with Amy Hoffman. Persis then taught elementary vocal music for the past three years in
Wichita Public Schools. She has performed in the Friends University Band, where she served as
the president. Persis has also performed in the Friends University Flute Choir, the Friends
University Full Orchestra, and has performed in Carnegie Hall. Currently, Persis is pursuing a
Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from Wichita State University, where she studies with Dr.
Carmen Lemoine.

Annjela Abbey

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).

Daniel Rivas

Instrument(s): Flute

Daniel Rivas earned a Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of North Texas in 2019. Currently he is pursing a Master’s in Flute Performance from Wichita State University, where he studies with Dr. Carmen Lemoine. He is a member of the WSU Graduate Wind Quintet, WSU Wind Ensemble, and Co-Principal of the WSU Symphony Orchestra. Daniel has performed at the National Flute Association’s Convention, Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, Summer at Eastman, Texas Summer Flute Symposium, and was a winner of the 2015 & 2016 NFA Collegiate Flute Choir Competition.

Noah Meinecke

Instrument(s): Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Noah loves music and has been playing both clarinet and bass clarinet for a number of years. He is currently a clarinet performance major at Wichita State University and is involved in band, orchestra, clarinet ensemble, and more. During high school, he was involved with regional and all-state ensembles as well as the Wichita Youth Symphony. He also has been playing bass clarinet in the Delano Wind Ensemble since 2016. Noah is very passionate about the clarinet and hopes to see you soon in his lessons!

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
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

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 dedicated violinist majoring in Music Education at Wichita State University. While growing up in the Kansas City area, she was very active in her school orchestra and participated in both Olathe Youth Symphony and Kansas City Youth Symphony. As a member of the Academy Orchestra in Kansas City Youth Symphony, she earned the opportunity to perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City and performed on the Ireland tour in 2016. She is very passionate about spreading her love of music to others and enjoys the one-on-one interaction that comes with teaching privately.

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.