Join Natasha's Waiting List

Natasha's schedule is currently booked. To join her waiting list, please fill out the form below: 
LOCATION:  Olathe   -  $100 per month
AVAILABILITY: Tuesdays & Saturdays
Lori Baker is a "Studio in Residence" faculty member.
Lori collects her own payments and employs her own studio policies.  To inquire about lessons, fill out the form below.


Lori Baker  (violin/viola)  Musician/ Educator, Lori Baker is a multi-instrumentalist who plays electric violin, guitar, keyboard, drums.  She loves helping students of all ages play that song they've been dying to play!  While living in Nashville, she sang jingles and back-up tracks in studios  while playing as a supporting act for national performers throughout the country.  Lori has written music for the United Way Campaign and soundtracks for plays at Washburn University Theatre in Topeka, KS.  Additionally, she taught private lessons at Topeka Collegiate School and for the last five years, was a teacher for the safe-subs  program of Kansas City.  Lori trained classically, but now plays blues/indie with bands in the Kansas City area.  She has a  State of Kansas Teaching License and holds a bachelors degree with a double major from University of Kansas.

LOCATION:  119th & Quivira
AVAILABILITY: Tuesdays & Saturdays
Mrs. Yancey is a "Studio in Residence" faculty member.
To schedule a free consultation, or to inquire about her personal pricing and lesson policy please fill out the form below:


Diana Yancey (violin/viola)  was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia where she earned her degree in violin and viola performance and education.  She came to New York in 1976, playing and teaching there for two years.  Soon after moving to Kansas City Mrs. Yancey began teaching orchestra in the Olathe School District. She also taught Suzuki method to the very young children at Jonson County Community College.

Mrs. Yancey recently retired  after more than 25 years teaching in Olathe; but continue substitute, teach privately and freelance around the city. She has two adults sons. One of them is Anton Krutz, owner of KCStrings!

Mrs.Yancey's philosophy of teaching young students:

1) Building a positive teaching-learning environment between the teacher and the student

2) Nurture the student's love for the instrument;

3) Make sure that the learning material is musically interesting and technically appropriate 

4) Encourage and support participation in the school orchestra, playing auditions and/or competitions in- or outside  the school district.


Mrs. Yancey accepts most elementary, middle and high school students for 30 min lessons, but typically encourages more advanced students to take 45 minutes lessons. 

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Overland Park Studio & Recital Center
11806 Quivira Rd., OP, KS 66210