began playing the violin when he was only 5 years old. He started a private studio for teaching violin, viola and cello in 2001. Michael earned a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Evangel University in Springfield, MO in 2005. He also earned a master's in Violin Performance from the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville in 2008. He has performed with the Springfield Symphony, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Arkansas Symphony, the Benton County Civic Orchestra and the Southeast Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra. Michael has taught orchestra in public schools since 2006 in: Rogers, Arkansas; Hazelwood (St. Louis), Missouri; Cape Girardeau, Missouri; and is currently teaching at Olathe East High School in Olathe, Kansas. He is married to his wife, Sarah, and together they have three daughters: Morgan, Olivia, and Brooklynn.
has been teaching in Olathe since 2017 and graduated from Washburn University with a degree in Music Education in 2016. He completed his Masters in Music Ed from Emporia State University in December of 2020. Cello is his main instrument, which he has played for 16 years. Danny was born in Topeka, KS and has one brother who is currently completing a masters in Cello Performance from Nebraska University at Lincoln. His fiancé, soon to be wife, is a social worker for Topeka Public Schools. When Danny is not teaching orchestra, he likes to be outside and enjoys biking, running, kayaking and yard games.