Laura Kenney Henckel began studying the piano at the age of five and cello at the age of eight. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in cello performance from the University of Michigan. She has been featured as soloist in various symphonies in the Midwest, including Adrian, Manitowoc, Green Bay Civic and Fox Valley Symphony. She is the upper level Orchestra Director at St. Francis Xavier Middle and Xavier High School in Appleton, Wisconsin. In addition she is principal cellist with The Fox Valley Symphony and a teacher of cello at the Lawrence Academy of Music since 1991.