Laura Vollen, NCTM
Owner, Make a Joyful Noise Music Studio
Laura received her Bachelor of Music in Education/Instrumental at Wichita State University in 1996. She first taught lessons at Senseney Music in Wichita, then at Stubbs’ Music Center in Tallahassee Florida in 1999. Since moving back to Wichita in 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 since 2004. She also was the El Dorado Middle/High School Choir accompanist for the 2016/17 school year. Starting January of 2018 she is now the Director of Music Education at Senseney Music.
Laura is a member of many professional music organizations such as MTNA: Music Teachers National Association, KMTA: Kansas Music Teachers Association, and WMMTA: Wichita Metropolitan Music Teachers Association, which she served as Treasurer 2006-09 and President 2010-11. As a member of these organizations Laura is able to stay current with trends in music and education. In addition to her organ/piano duties she also plays clarinet and bass clarinet at
Covenant Presbyterian church, Senseney Music Community Band and in Delano Wind Ensemble. Laura is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music by Music Teachers National Association. She is certified as a piano teacher.
Laura is also a Licensed Kindermusik Educator since 2009.
Dr. 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. As a conductor he was a co-founder of the Delano Chamber Players and was the first conductor and
music director of the Delano Chamber Orchestra, and served as the Director of Brass and Bands at Bethany College. He currently performs with the Delano Chamber Brass and Senseney Music Community Band, and contributes music reviews to the Wichita Eagle.