Kelly Sjobring began her violin studies at the age of three in Albany, New York, where she studied with a number of teachers including Bridget Broadwin and Angelo Frascarelli. She has also studied the viola for 12 years. Mrs. Sjobring received her Bachelors degrees in music and psychology from Wheaton College, studying with Dr. Lee Joiner. Since that time, Mrs Sjobring has taught at the Suzuki School of Elgin, Four Winds Waldorf School, and the West Chicago School of Music. In addition, Mrs. Sjobring has taught privately since 2001. She has completed supplemental training in Suzuki pedagogy at the Chicago Suzuki Institute and the Suzuki Institute at Steven’s Point. A member of the Chicago Classic String Quartet and the First Baptist Church of Geneva Orchestra, Mrs. Sjobring is an active professional musician in the community. In addition to acting as co-director of the String Academy of Chicago, Kelly Sjobring presently teaches violin and viola and coaches chamber music.
Kelly Sjobring is currently starting her third year of Doctoral Studies in Clinical Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology with an emphasis on child and adolescent studies and Neuropsychology. She is also completing a twelve month practicum at Pediatric Psychology Associates in Oakbrook as a child and adolescent therapist. Leisure interests include photography, traveling, and swimming.