Tabor hires Schloneger to lead new Suzuki Strings Branch

Tabor College Music Preparatory School, under the direction of Dr. J. Bradley Baker, has hired Rebecca Schloneger to coordinate a new Suzuki Strings Branch as part of the thriving music school.

Schloneger has been connected with the Strings Department at the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts since 2001 and has instructed hundreds of students during her time in Kansas.

Originally from Sioux City, Iowa, Schloneger grew up in a musical home and studied violin at a young age. She attended high school in Selinsgrove, Pa. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and received her master’s degree in Violin Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Schloneger is a member of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, the Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre of Wichita Orchestra, and has taught at Camp Allegro Wichita and Bows at the Barn.

She will be forming a new program, called the Mid-Kansas Suzuki Co-op, which will be a partnership between Bethel College and Tabor College to create large events for families. Her goal is to provide weekly private violin lessons for students age 3 and up and group classes with all students together periodically.

Schloneger will be available to offer lessons on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If interested, e-mail Schloneger at rebecca.schloneger@gmail.com. Classes will start as soon as possible; group classes will be offered on specific Sundays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.