The Kaleidoscope Discovery Center is pleased to offer classical violin, viola, banjo, guitar, and mandolin instruction to our community.
Jonathan Romanko is offering violin and viola lessons on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 7 at the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center. We will fill his schedule in half-hour increments at $25. He is also available Friday afternoons.
Brenton Hrebec is offering banjo, guitar, and mandolin lessons on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 7 at the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center. We will fill his schedule in half-hour increments at $20.
Michael Khayat is offering drum set lessons on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 7 at the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center. We will fill his schedule in half-hour increments at $20.
Email us at Strings@thekaleidoscope.org to let us know you are interested. Instruction is for beginner and intermediate students of all ages!
Meet Our Instructors
Brenton or Brent Hrebec is an engineering student at Missouri University of Science and Technology with a passion for roots music. He is a self-taught musician who plays guitar, mandolin, and banjo. He has played in the MS&T jazz band for 5 semesters, routinely plays in the Rolla and Springfield area, and has accompanied the Rolla Choral Arts Society. He hosts a roots music jam on Sunday afternoons at the MS&T Baptist Student Union, and, on Sunday mornings during the school year, you can find him playing at First Baptist and occasionally Salem Avenue Bap
Michael is a Junior at MS&T studying engineering and staying involved in the musical scene. He is a self-taught musician who plays drums and percussion, and dabbles in keyboard, brass, and bass guitar. He has performed as a member of marching ensembles, symphonic ensembles, worship bands, jazz bands, pits and orchestras, and several bands that play throughout the state, including KMNR’s Lakehouse and singer/songwriter Justyn Moreland. He likes to stay involved in academic organizations, research, First Baptist Church, and the S&T Longboarding club in his free time. He has over 2 years of teaching experience under his belt.
Jonathan Romanko is an aerospace engineering Junior at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Having played the violin for seventeen years, he has plenty of experience to go around and is often seen sharing it at church, school, or around the community. He played in the St. Charles County Youth Orchestra in St. Charles, MO for nine years – where he won the Mark Russo Concerto Competition two different times and was concertmaster for the last year – and currently plays in the MST orchestra. When back home, he plays fiddle in the Praise Pardners – a bluegrass gospel group in addition to other gigs with his family. Jonathan has taught violin for six years, and has had a fair number of students over that time.
Chloe is a sophomore in chemical engineering at Missouri S&T and has played cello for 9 years. She has played as assistant principal cellist in the Silver and Gold Orchestras of Manhattan, KS, the Manhattan High School Chamber Orchestra, and the Kansas All State Orchestra. In Rolla, she has played in the S&T orchestras for 2 semesters. Chloe has been teaching cello lessons for 5 years and has taught a variety of experience and age levels.