Inspiring Music, Inspiring Lives 

Michael Welch

Founder & Operations Director

Director of Choirs 

Artistic Director of Vox Lucis

Michael Welch is the founder of Cadence Music & Arts Programs.

Welch has previously served as the Founder and Artistic Director of Voices of Light, a semi-professional chamber choir based in Richmond, KY. Welch also served as an adjunct instructor of music at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, where he directed the Concert Choir and taught choral conducting. ​

Welch holds degrees in choral conducting (MM) and voice performance & theory/composition (BM) from Eastern Kentucky University.​ Learn more about Michael as a singer, composer & conductor at his music production website: 

Brittney Welch

Office Manager

Brittney Welch brings a joyful and fun-loving spirit to Cadence.

She grew up performing around the Lebanon County region as a singer and guitarist, both as a solo artist and with friends. As a teen, Brittney received several years of guitar and voice lessons. She can now be found on the praise team at her church. She currently provides administrative support for Cadence.

She also received training from the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in Murfreesboro, TN in 2015, 2017, & 2018. 

Erinn Soltys

Erinn grew up in the central PA area, where she began studying piano at a young age. She has been playing the piano for 23 years, with 14 of those years spent in formal study, and has been fascinated by music’s ability to communicate beauty and elicit emotion like no other medium. She expects to continue to grow and learn to love the craft even more. Erinn holds a degree in Music from Elizabethtown College, where she studied piano under Dr. Justin Badgerow and accompanied the college’s Concert Choir, including their international tours. Over the years she has maintained a private piano studio, has served as both an instrumental/vocal accompanist and a substitute pianist at various churches, and has dabbled in violin, guitar, and voice.

Currently, Erinn accompanies a local church service, helps lead worship at her own church, and serves with the Cadence Singers. She looks forward to more opportunities for musical collaborations. Erinn also has a fascination with specialty coffee, nature, learning, and dad jokes; in her spare time you can find her pouring latte art, going for walks, reading/listening to podcasts, or making bad puns (including at Cadence rehearsals).

Brandon Reece

With over 25 years of playing experience, music is not only a passion of mine - it has become my way of living. With a rich and ever-expanding history of performing both in the recording studio and all along the east coast, I have covered multiple styles of music on a regional level. It is with great excitement that I now have the privilege of sharing these skills with aspiring new players of all ages eager to learn! It doesn't matter if you are just looking for a casual, fun new hobby or if you strive to one day make music your profession; my goal is to bring an inspiring and personalized learning experience to each and every student on a case-by-case basis. Rock, pop, country, funk, metal... whatever your interests are I will ensure that your learning experience is one of value and engagement. There are no cookie-cutter lesson plans or a one-size-fits-all approach to my teaching...we will work together to form lessons based on your or your loved one's personal needs and skill level! 

Tristian Miller

Tristan Miller is a session drummer/private instructor based out of Lancaster, PA. Tristan started playing the drums at the age of two, and ever since then he has become obsessed with the instrument. He graduated from Millersville University in 2021 with a degree in Music Industry. While attending Millersville, he studied drums under Stephen Goss and Paul Murr who helped him hone in his skills and take his playing to the next level. Over the last two decades, Tristan has played thousands of shows ranging from Boston to Los Angeles. Some notable venues/festivals he’s performed at include Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT, MoPop in Detroit, MI, Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL, and the NAMM conference in Anaheim, CA. 

Aside from teaching, you can catch Tristan performing live with other bands and artists such as the Big Fat Meanies, Connor Kirk, the Soul Miners Union, Central City Orchestra, and many more.

Maria Wilson

Maria Wilson started her amazing musical journey in her hometown Brooklyn, New York City ,  in 1977. Her lifelong dream was to become a professional guitarist and percussionist and she has followed this passion for the past thirty five years. 

Maria is a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College where she earned both a Music Industry/ Marketing Diploma and Audio / Music Technology Diploma. She is a graduate of Duquesne University Guitar and Bass School where she earned a performance certificate. She has studied privately for years with Marcia Englar-Millersville /Peabody Conservatory/ Troy King -Towson University and seven guitar /bass professors at Duquesne University. She is a six-time scholarship winner from numerous guitar companies including Martin , Fender and GSFA-Pittsburgh. 

During her musical career, she has toured and opened for such rock legends Roger McGuinn, Michael McDonald and John Sebastian. Maria was accorded a publishing deal with RDSD Publishing where her original music compositions have been featured on a national and international levels. Maria's music has been featured on NPR - WHYY affiliate in Philadelphia. Since 1992, she has instructed thousands of students in guitar, electric bass, ukulele, music technology-audio, mandolin and percussion. 

Many of her students have graduated from schools for music and music programs such as Berklee College of Music, Lebanon Valley College, Belmont University, Mansfield University and Manhattan School of Music and Towson University. Maria’s passion is private music teaching and she enjoys every minute of it! 

Liam Galiano

Bio coming soon!

Jocelyn Chambers

Bio coming soon!

Kristin Piarulli

I began flute in 6th grade (32 years ago!) and participated in band, jazz band, and choir. I was blessed to study on scholarship with John Curran of Brown University/RI Philharmonic. I had the privilege of playing with the Providence College Honors Band, URI Southern New England Honors Band, RI Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, RI All-State Band, as a civilian in the Governor’s Own 88th Army Band, and in various small flute ensembles. I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Music Education from Duquesne University, where I studied flute with Damian Bursill-Hall (Pittsburgh Symphony). I was able to take part in almost all of their ensembles (Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Contemporary Ensemble) at one time or another, as well as a local flute choir while there.

I’ve played flute at various churches over the years. Beyond that, I taught elementary music in public school, as well as previously maintained a small private flute studio, and directed children’s choir and plays at various churches. I have participated in church choir, small vocal ensembles, and church handbell choir. I have also previously taught homeschooled elementary music classes. I’ve been a member of the South Hanover Township Community Band, playing flute and piccolo, since its beginning in 2021, and help with the publicity side of things and some event planning. 

I work in the education field teaching life, social, and character skills at a residential school to middle schoolers. I have done this for 14 years and love what I do. This school year we will get to expand this program a bit into the arts, working with students who excel in visual and performing arts. I am excited about this endeavor!

On a personal note, I’m a mom to Katelyn and Grayson, and a wife of 19 years to my husband, Brian. I love watching my kids in their activities, love all things plants and animals, and being outdoors - the whole of creation is pretty awesome because our Creator is amazing! I love having “adventures” and love all sorts of arts and crafts. I started and maintain a painted rock group for kindness rocks, love learning about the human body, love thrift shopping/yard sales/“treasure hunting” and finding neat things to repurpose, I have fun playing the piano, and I love using any skill God gave me to be able to serve others.

Becky Wenger

Bio coming soon!

Bekah Yoder

Bio coming soon!

Jon Smith

Bio coming soon!

Board of Directors

Joanne Wenger

I'm Joanne Wenger, currently living in  Ono, Pennsylvania, with my husband, Dennis.  We've been married for 42 years and were blessed with 3 children, and currently 7 grandchildren. I enjoy baking, cooking, quilting, and spending time with family. I work part-time for Jubilee Ministries, in Annville. I'm glad to be part of their Prison Ministry in helping to change lives for the Kingdom. Over the past couple of years, a lot of my extra time has been spent helping aging parents. I have always enjoyed music, especially Southern Gospel Music, and singing harmony.

I'm excited about the vision for Cadence and look forward to seeing it grow and being able to teach and train more people to use their talents.

Beckie Dreibelbis 

Bio coming soon!

Barb Ward

Bio coming soon!

Jonathan Prager

Bio coming soon!

Michael Welch

See bio above!

Brittney Welch

See bio above!