Rachelle LaNae Smith
Rachelle Smith earned her B.A. in Music from the University of Minnesota, where she studied under Tanya Remenikova. Other teachers include Olga Dolgaya, Laura Handler, and Hong Wang. Rachelle is an active performer around the Twin Cities, both as a cellist and as a singer/songwriter under the artist name Rachelle LaNae. She currently teaches cello at St. Joseph’s School of Music and guitar/piano/voice at Twin Town Guitars. Intrigued by the intersections of music and psychology, Rachelle is also working on publishing her empirically derived theory that it is impossible to be sad while playing the ukulele.
Rosa Thompson-Vieira, a native of Minneapolis, is a professional cellist and teacher in the Twin Cities. She earned her performance degree from the University of Minnesota studying under Tanya Remenikova. She serves as the Assistant Principal of the Rochester Symphony and is a substitute cellist for the Minnesota Opera. Along with violinist Mary Alice Hutton, Thompson-Vieira performs in Roma Duo for private parties, weddings, and special events. She has appeared with touring professionals, from The Trans Siberian Orchestra to Nachito Herrera, at venues including the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, the Dakota Jazz Club, Excel Energy Center, and Icehouse. She is currently on the faculty of the Conservatory of Music at Yinghua Academy as well as Sarah Jane's Music School.
Katherine Canon is a cello teacher and performer with a BA in Music and Spanish from St. Olaf College. She teaches individual and group cello lessons through her own studio and MacPhail Center for Music, and plays in a variety of groups in the Twin Cities, including the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and the band Fox & Coyote. In addition to music, Katherine likes to fill her life with delicious food, good books and plenty of outdoor adventures.
Julia Floberg is the manager and arranger of Delphia. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Julia moved out east to complete a B.A. in Music from Dartmouth College and a M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University. She plays with several local groups and singer-songwriters, subs with the Duluth Symphony and the LaCrosse Symphony, and writes her own songs. She teaches guitar, mandolin, and ukulele at Twin Town Guitars. Afflicted with the condition of wanderlust, she likes to take off on expeditions around the globe every once and a while, but she has learned firsthand that Dorothy was right: there is no place like home.