Trilla Ray-Carter, currently serves on the faculty at William Jewell College. In addition, she teaches cello privately at her studio and keeps a busy schedule teaching Kindermusik® at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood. Between private lessons and Kindermusik® she sees nearly 150 families a week teaching all ages from infants to adults. She is principal cellist of the Liberty Symphony. Trilla served as principal cellist with the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City for seven years. She has performed with the St. Joseph Symphony, and plays on a freelance basis with the Kansas City Symphony. She has traveled, performed, and taught extensively throughout Europe, and before returning to the Midwest in 1993, lived in Los Angeles for several years where she was active as a studio musician, recording for film and television.