Louise Butler began her early training on the cello with Founder Dorothy Amarandos, continuing at Eastman School of Music’s Preparatory Department where she studied cello and theory. Later Louise attended Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she continued cello, piano, theory and quartet studies with the Guarneri Quartet. Eugene Ormandy was her “school orchestra conductor” at Curtis. She had such outstanding cello teachers as: Ronald Leonard, Alan Harris, Dodia Feldin, David Soyer, Benjamin Zander and Ana Dritelle. Before settling in Spokane, WA in 2000, Louise spent 23 years raising her two children while playing in Brussels’ Radio and Television Orchestra, teaching in the Brussels’ Conservatoire Royale and the American Community Schools in the UK while freelancing with her UK cello ensemble, Nightingale Cellos. Currently she is a member of the Spokane Symphony and is a guest artist with Spokane’s Allegro Baroque and Beyond; teaches privately, is on the faculty at Holy Names Music Center and Spokane Falls Community College. Louise performs with Selkirk String Quartet and Palouse Cello Babes (cello quartet), which she founded.