Caitlin Whitehouse- violin, piano

Caitlin Whitehouse- violin, piano

Hello, my name is Caitlin Whitehouse. I am a musician and educator and I live in Greenville, SC. I grew up in Sarasota, Fl, and was very lucky in that I was able to participate as a member in the Sarasota Youth Orchestra Program for almost ten years! This was a wonderful experience that taught me the magic of music-learning, collaboration, and community. This is the model that we maintain at Sounds of Carolina. Below I have listed some of my personal musical highlights. Please enjoy exploring our page and if you have any questions feel free to send us a message through the contact form.

Education: University of North Texas, bachelor degree in violin performance with a minor in music theory. Suzuki Method training in Every Child Can and Violin Book 1.

Career Experience Highlights: Performance in Carnegie Hall, Performances with Dave Brubeck, Tim McGraw. Performances with symphonies throughout the Southeast including the Dallas Chamber Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Asheville Symphony and a solo performance with Venice Symphony. Year-long tour across Europe, Canada, United States with Barrage.

Teaching Highlights: Ten years teaching experience, having taught lessons in publics schools and private music academies in the Dallas and Asheville areas. Clinics and Masterclasses across the US with Barrage. Two years as a public school teacher in Anderson District 5, teaching 5th grade beginning strings and high school piano I and II. Currently serving as the Suzuki Strings teacher at Montessori School of Anderson. Owner and founder of Sounds of Carolina.

Mike Cannon- guitar, songwriting

Mike Cannon- guitar, songwriting

Mike Cannon is a guitar player, singer, songwriter and recording engineer based in Townville, SC.  He lives with his bandmate and wonderful wife, Rosalinda Cannon.  Mike picked up the guitar in high school, and fell in love with music.  He kept music in his life, even while studying at Clemson University as a computer engineer, and during his 32 year career at the NCR Corporation, working as their Design Engineering Manager.

Mike has played with bands covering many different genres including pop, country, bluegrass and Americana.  Since retiring from computer engineering in 2013 Mike has built a home studio where he has helped to record and launch many up and coming local musicians.  Mike's teaching philosophy is this: "My goal now is to help beginning musicians get started and develop their skills on the guitar.  I enjoy teaching, and watching musicians grow into their own style of playing."

Hello, my name is Hannah Byrne. I grew up in Pottsville, Pennsylvania and relocated with my family to Mooresville, North Carolina in 2015. I am student at Anderson University pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy (graduating 2021) under the tutelage of Dr. Howard Kim. I have taken private lessons since the age of seven, with past teachers including Debra Perkins and Cynthia Lawing. I have had seven years of accompanying experience, including choirs, string ensembles, jazz bands, orchestras and solo instrumentalists and vocalists. Some of my most notable accomplishments include the First Runner-Up Pianist Qualification in the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in 2016, the Anderson University Music Honors Recital in 2017, and collaboration in the orchestra pit for Anderson University’s production of the musical  Sister Act  in 2018. I am excited to be featured as a soloist with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra in February of 2019.

Hello, my name is Hannah Byrne. I grew up in Pottsville, Pennsylvania and relocated with my family to Mooresville, North Carolina in 2015. I am student at Anderson University pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy (graduating 2021) under the tutelage of Dr. Howard Kim. I have taken private lessons since the age of seven, with past teachers including Debra Perkins and Cynthia Lawing. I have had seven years of accompanying experience, including choirs, string ensembles, jazz bands, orchestras and solo instrumentalists and vocalists. Some of my most notable accomplishments include the First Runner-Up Pianist Qualification in the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in 2016, the Anderson University Music Honors Recital in 2017, and collaboration in the orchestra pit for Anderson University’s production of the musical Sister Act in 2018. I am excited to be featured as a soloist with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra in February of 2019.