Our Orchestral Instructors
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KARIANNE WATERLAND - Violin & Viola
Karianne Waterland has a Music Business degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. Karianne is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has completed Book 1 and 2 teacher training in the Suzuki Method. She also plays in the Northland Symphony and is Executive Director of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City.
ANASTASIA YUDENICH - Violin
Anastasia Yudenich holds an Associate of Applied Music/String Performance degree from Park University in Parkville, MO. She comes from a family of string players and is an internationally accomplished player and performer in her own right, including stints with the Symphony of Greater Kansas City and Chamber Orchestra Turkistan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan).
SARAH SHIPLEY - Violin & Viola
AMORY BOTTORFF - Violin & Viola
Amory Bottorff has been playing violin for 20 years from the West coast to the Midwest and holds a B.A. in Music Performance. He is a unique fiddle player, combining styles and techniques and pursuing improvisation as the core of his playing and teaching. Lessons focus on not only what to practice, but how to maximize the practice time and exponentially improve student confidence.
ALLISON DAVENPORT - Cello
Allison discovered cello when she was 11 years old and has loved playing it ever since. She grew up playing in the Olathe School District, and studied cello at Olivet Nazarene University near Chicago. In addition to classical styles, she enjoys listening to and playing a variety of styles of music, and currently plays weekly in a contemporary Christian band as well as at weddings and other venues.
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