Meet Our Directors

Director Sheila Bateman’s 20+ years of experience playing and teaching children and her desire to see opportunities not available locally or through the schools is what inspired her to create Snoqualmie Strings.  Professional violists Seth May-Patterson and Christopher Foerstel and cellist Eli Weinberger bring professional playing and teaching experience that allow time for more small-group and advanced ensemble instruction.  Their collaborative efforts in Snoqualmie Strings provide the soil for any young spiring musician to grow.