Jennifer Tabor graduated from DePaul University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Music Performance with an emphasis on cello performance. Jennifer Tabor went on to teach in a suburban school district for nine years where she directed 3 orchestras, and started a Strolling Strings program to introduce students to community service. After teaching at many of Chicago’s leading music education institutions, Jen Tabor became the Executive Director of the Lathrop Community Music Center, a not for profit music school serving community outreach to students in the local Chicago Housing Authority development. The school served 200 at-risk and low income students through instruction and collaboration with local artist programs in the Logan Square neighborhood.
While working on a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Jennifer Tabor founded Souldier, a Chicago-based manufacturer of guitar straps whose mission is to use recycled and salvaged elements to create a high quality, American made guitar strap, bringing manufacturing back to U.S. cities.
Although Jennifer continues to teach lessons and direct orchestras, she is also an active musician who traded in the cello for the bass guitar and the orchestra for a local rock band.