Roberta Bottelli – Cello, Music Theory
Spokane Symphony Orchestra;
DMA candidate, University of British Columbia, Canada;
Masters of Arts Degree, Eastern Washington University;
Master of Music Degree, Central Washington University;
Bachelor of Music Degree, University of Puget Sound.
Louise Butler – Cello
Each of Louise’s four siblings played an instrument (or two) throughout childhood, so her first training ground was at home. She took further education at the Eastman School of Music and the Curtis Institute. Louise played in the Radio and Television Orchestra in Brussels, Belgium and in the UK, and gave recitals and freelanced while raising two children. She performs with Allegro Baroque and Beyond and is a member of the Spokane Symphony. Louise manages the Inland Empire Cello Ensemble and teaches cello at Spokane Falls Community College as well as at Holy Names.
Johannes Kleinmann – Cello
Cellist in the Spokane Symphony, is a native of Germany. He finished his undergraduate degrees in cello performance and cello pedagogy at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, studying with Adriana Contino. Additionally, he holds a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University where he studied with Dennis Parker, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, where he was awarded a teaching fellowship and studied with Eugene Osadchy.
Previously he has been principal cellist of both the San Angelo Symphony and the Opera in the Ozarks festival orchestra. Other orchestras he performed in include the Baton Rouge Symphony, Plano Symphony and Irving Symphony. He has been a cello instructor at the school districts of Plano, Flower Mound and Denton.
Being an active performer and teacher, he is currently on the faculty of Holy Names Music Center, is a string coach of the Spokane Youth Symphony and has a private cello studio in Spokane.
Elisabeth Kirsten received a Bachelor of Music for Cello Performance in 2014 from California State University Sacramento School of Music, and training as an instructor in the Suzuki Method books 1-3. During her studies she began teaching private and group cello for the university’s String Project. She presented with her peers at the American String Teacher Association National Conference in 2012. A passionate teacher, Ms. Kirsten loves to think out of the box and discover how each student learns best! She strives to make learning music fun and to leave students with a smile on their face.
Bee Reynolds is a registered Suzuki Cello teacher, teaching private and group lessons in collaboration with Sr. Karen Conlin (Suzuki Cello teaching mentor). Her training includes studying cello with Louise Butler (Spokane Symphony cellist) and completing Suzuki teacher training courses Pre-twinkle through Book 3. Bee’s teaching experience includes teaching piano, guitar and violin lessons and working in a classroom setting with special needs individuals. She is currently a cellist in the Gonzaga University Symphony Orchestra and has been part of a variety of performance groups in the Spokane community.