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“I don’t teach violin, I teach a person” –Sister Noraleen


Sister Noraleen Retinger taught violin via the Suzuki method for hundreds  of students for 11 years at Mount Mary College.  She was a native of Chicago and a member of School Sisters of Notre Dame for 58 years.



The Milwaukee Center for Strings was founded in 1991 as a continuation of the late Sr. Noraleen Rettinger’s work in the “Junior Strings Program” of Mount Mary College. Our purpose is to provide quality string instrument education throughout the Milwaukee area.

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