Christopher Goering, guest instructor
Christopher began piano lessons at age 6 with his mother, Maria Goering. He has also studied with Dr. Ann DuHamel, Dr. James Dennihan, and Dr. Paul Wirth. Christopher currently lives in St. Cloud with his wife and daughter.
Lauri (Koenig) Moore,
An extremely dedicated artist, Lauri is exceptionally passionate about teaching. She studied music and pedagogy extensively through multiple venues, including a long term internship led by world class violinist, Dr. John Thomson of New Zealand, as well as specialized training at the Juilliard School of Music. Lauri delights in taking this instruction to the next level by developing creative, individualized strategies to develop the artist within each student.
Realizing that her students’ development is based greatly on her own, she is committed to her growth as a musician. Her love for performing, as well as delving into the history of the music, personality of the artists, and the stories behind the compositions, provides students a wellspring of exciting discoveries within their lessons.
Lauri’s journey with the violin began at the age of seven, but her passion for its voice was discovered at the early age of three, when upon hearing a violin performance on public radio, she cried – and desired to one day be a master of the instrument. She began private lessons, joined a Suzuki School, and in her teen years developed the need to pursue her lessons over 400 miles away from her home town. She has attended the Master Works Festival, received master classes from world class artists including members of the National Symphony Orchestra, won auditions, and has performed in several symphony orchestras. She is also the leader and founder of her family chamber group, String Silhouettes.
Dedicated to offering a complete and nurturing mentorship for her students, Lauri equips them with the technical and musical skills for fine music making, along with assisting them with all of the problems life throws at musicians.
With over 15 years of teaching experience, Lauri has taught Kindermusik classes, Suzuki violin in the Headstart program, and continues to develop her private studio program. Recently, she has completed all 10 levels of training in Suzuki violin pedagogy with Mr. Mark Bjork at the University of Minnesota. She teaches at three studio locations near the Twin Cities, including at the Wirth Center for Performing Arts in St. Cloud. Past students have won competitions, played in master classes, performed in Carnegie hall, and have gone on to pursue music as a career.
Beginning her violin studies at the age of two out of an intense desire to play, Analisa holds a love for the violin that radiates out of her performance. Her studies began in a Suzuki School, and then as she advanced, continued over 400 miles away from her home with world class violinist and university professor, Dr. John Thomson. Analisa has been a member of multiple symphony orchestras, won numerous competitions, awards, and auditions, and was selected through intense competition to perform in a master class for world renowned violinist, Midori Goto.
With a great love for people, Analisa delights in teaching – whether in violin as a mentor for the String Silhouettes’ Studio, Bible Clubs, Character, or English as a Second Language. Her diversity of teaching experience gives her a special edge in communicating successfully to all age groups, backgrounds, and styles of learning.
Analisa has continued to develop her passion for music and teaching through specialized training at the Juilliard School of Music, Suzuki conference workshops, and has completed a two semester internship in Oklahoma City, OK, teaching character to students in the public schools and leading after school Bible Clubs through the In the Gap program.
A senior in high school, Michael Koenig has studied the piano for 12 years, having won numerous competitions and being a laureate of many others.
Early in his studies he began instruction with Mr. James MacInnes, later joining the studio of Mrs. Arlene Krueger in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Currently he is working under the guidance of Dr. Paul Wirth of St. Cloud, MN at the Wirth Center for the Performing Arts.
Being an active musician in many venues, Michael has also worked as a collaborative artist accompanying instrumental soloists, has been a long term member of String Silhouettes, his family ensemble, and has participated in various music camps including the Young Artist World Piano Festival at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.
Some of his other interests include engineering, astronomy, hunting, hiking, riding his bike, unicycling, listening to classical MPR, and reading historical and science fiction.
Completing highschool through the PSEO program at Anoka Ramsey Community College, his favorite subjects include math, science, and history. Michael enjoys teaching, and is currently employed at Anoka Ramsey Community College as math tutor. He plans to double major in piano performance
Being an active musician for most of her life, Juliane has invested much in the lives of the next generation. Beginning her own instruction in piano studies at the age of eight, Juliane has continued to develop her diversity of musical knowledge through multiple venues, including the raising of six classically trained children.
Having taught piano for over 20 years, both privately and at the studio of renowned teacher, Mrs. Nancy Thielen, Juliane has creatively instructed students in theory classes, recitals, private lessons and group instruction. After her own children began their musical studies, she transferred her teaching expertise into investing in their pursuit of the arts.
Over the years, she has attended lessons and guided the practice of her children in violin, viola, cello, and piano, learning the basics of each instrument herself. She has worked as a collaborative artist,
accompanying her children with the piano, and more recently, joining them in performance with the alto recorder.