Allison Peterson lives in Wichita, Kansas. She taught her five daughters the Suzuki Violin Method beginning at the age of three. They began performing together as a family, often with their grandmother, aunts and cousins. Allison currently performs together with her daughters and enjoys playing both classical and modern styles for various weddings, holiday parties, churches, and corporate events. Some of their more frequented venues are Botanica, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Wichita Country Club, Crestview Country Club, The Wichita Art Musem , The Petroleum Club, Exploration Place, The Hyatt and the Bartlett Arboretum.
Allison has been entertaining in the greater Wichita area her entire life. She began performing with her parents and nine brothers and sisters as the “Scheer Delights”. Family has always been integral in her life as a musician. Allison’s two older sisters, Valerie Sullivan and Dana DeKalb, began teaching her violin at an early age. She continued her studies with Tiberius Klausner at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, followed by a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Wichita State University. Her vocal teachers included George Gibson, David Weber and more recently, Charleen Ayers.
Professionally, Allison has played as a member of the Wichita Symphony and the Richardson Symphony of Texas. Singing at Carnegie Hall with her church choir was a noteworthy performance. She enjoys participating as a violinist in the Wichita Grand Opera, previous productions include “The Pearl Fishers”, “Barber of Seville”, “William Tell “, and “Tosca”. Some of her highlight performances were playing in the orchestra for Placido Domingo, Pavorotti, and Josh Groban. In Dec. 2013 she played in the orchestra for the world-renowned Celtic Women. Most recently in May 2014, she had the joy of performing with her five daughters and two of her sisters at the Orpheum Theater for the Wichita Collegiate Schools’ 50th Anniversary Gala Performance.
Allison is also part of the Cantabile String Quartet of Wichita, which also plays for many wedding and corporate events such as Intrust Bank, Aerospace Club and theHaysville Chamber of Commerce.
Allison along with teaching her own children is a prominent violin teacher in the Wichita area instructing in the Suzuki Violin Method.