Pam Hunt, strings
Pam is the co-founder and co-musical director of Pipestone School of Music, with her husband, Terry. She coordinates and teaches the strings program at the Methow Valley Elementary School. A registered Suzuki teacher, Pam has a full studio of private students on violin, viola and cello. She is the violist in the Tamarack String Quartet, principal violist with the Pipestone Orchestra, and principal cellist with the Okanogan Valley Orchestra.
Tara Kaiyala Weaver, strings
Tara began violin study at the age of 18 months, performing in her first recital at age 3. Her extensive training includes solo performance, chamber music and orchestras in Seattle and abroad. By eight she was leading string quartets and was concertmaster of the orchestras in which she participated, and at 14 began coaching young chamber ensembles (later to receive instruction under renowned groups such as the Borodin Trio, Concord String Quartet and Philadelphia String Quartet). Tara performs regularly, teaches violin, conducts the Pipestone Youth Orchestra, plays in two local community orchestras and leads the Tamarack String Quartet. Having started Pipestone Summer Music Camp in 2007, she continues to facilitate the chamber music program.
Molly Filer, winds
Molly is a seventh generation native of the Methow Valley. She graduated from Manhattan School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in flute performance in 2005, and then received a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship to study flute in Paris for a year. In 2008 Molly returned to the Methow. She teaches flute lessons out of her home in Twisp and spends her free time hiking, skiing, gardening and learning to play the mandolin.
Mike Harvey, brass
Mike has played trombone since childhood. He has played in a wide variety of groups over the years, including orchestras, bands and brass ensembles. Mike currently performs with several local groups, playing both classical music and jazz, and enjoys many outdoor activities such as skiing, bicycling and windsurfing.