Praised for his expressive and poetic music making, cellist Thomas Landschoot enjoys an international career as a concert and recording artist and pedagogue. He has toured North America, Europe and Asia and has appeared on National Radio and Television worldwide. His solo career started after taking a top prize at the International Cello Competition ŒJeunesse Musicales‚ in 1995 in Bucharest, Romania.
He recently performed with the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Frankfurt Chamber Orchestra, Prima la Musica (Belgium), Shieh Chien Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Tempe Symphony and the Orchestra of the United States Army Band and has appeared at the Park City, Santa Barbara, Mammoth Lakes, Utah, Red Rock, Waterloo, Killington and Texas Music Festivals. His recordings are available on Summit, Organic, Kokopelli and Centaur Records.
A native of Arizona, Johnny Rice is an accomplished performer and teacher on both cello and piano. Mr. Rice, performing in a duo with his brother, Chris, has performed throughout the United States, including in New York City (Carnegie Hall), Chicago, Los Angeles, and numerous cities and towns in California and other parts of the country. Internationally, he has performed in Warsaw, as a featured artist at the 2014 World Music Day celebration, as well as in Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest, and Munich. Mr. Rice’s teachers have included Robert Hamilton (Arizona State University), and Taki Atsumi (Arizona State University). He has also studied with and performed for internationally renowned artists including Mstislav Rostropovich, Johannes Kropfitsch, (Vienna Conservatory), Phillip Kawin (Manhattan School of Music)................
Dr. Jenna Dalbey has been performing and teaching in the Phoenix Metropolitan area since 2009. She is the cellist, program director, and co-founder of the Tetra String Quartet. Tetra is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that is creating opportunities that link performance with public service in Arizona. Jenna is a passionate educator and has maintained a private cello studio for over 15 years. She teaches ages 3 through high school from her home studio in Chandler. Her private students have gone on to study cello performance at distinguished institutions such as the Royal Conservatory of Scotland, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Arizona State University.
She is a Faculty Associate at ASU and with the Tetra String Quartet, has performed educational assemblies for thousands of K-12 students throughout Arizona. Jenna was a 2017 recipient of the AZ Central's Who's Next: Arts List (a monthly recognition program showcasing influencers in different fields). She is also a proud Class 39 graduate of the prestigious Valley Leadership Institute.
Grace Rolland-Redwood is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and teaches strings, piano, guitar, and voice to both youth and adult students. Her family's musical performance and teaching heritage stretches back generations; her grandfather, Paul Rolland, was a seminal string teaching pedagogue who revolutionized string pedagogy with his research and publications (The Teaching of Action in String Playing), and both of her parents teach music throughout Arizona.
She trained classically on the cello with Debra Pearson and toured nationally as a member of the folk-Americana band Run Boy Run, in which she both sang and played fiddle-style cello. Throughout her years as a performer, Rolland has taught workshops, classes, and private lessons at festivals, summer camps, and schools. She taught cello and singing for six years at Rolland Fiddle Camp, worked as a private instructor throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, and has Level One Endorsement as a Paul Rolland String Pedagogy teacher (2021).
Through her private studio, The Music Room (www.themusicroomaz.com), Grace seeks to connect with music students of all ages to help cultivate life-long musical journeys.
Holding Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, 26-year-old Cellist, Wesley Skinner, studied with pedagogue Dr. Melissa Kraut. With an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy during his Master’s degree, Wesley recently held faculty positions in the Western Reserve Suzuki School, the Hudson School of Music, and the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) Preparatory Program. Now attending Arizona State University (ASU), Wesley is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts as the Teaching Assistant of Performing Cellist and Pedagogue Thomas Landschoot.