Though we have many staff members who can assist you in any of your band and orchestra instrument and supplies questions, we have some core employees who help run the String & Horn Shop, Inc. on a daily basis.
Each member of our staff has the knowledge and experience to help you with your music-related questions, and each one brings a unique background to the table that enhances the way in which we serve you.
Susan Rieger grew up playing the cello in Ottumwa, IA. She studied under Anne Schaffner at Northwest Missouri State University and Phyllis Young at the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1989 with a BA in Music Education.
Susan taught orchestra for over 5 years in the Bryan Independent School District and continued to teach private lessons for over 15 years after leaving the teaching profession full time to run The String & Horn Shop, Inc. with her husband.
Paul grew up in Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University College Station in 1987 with a degree in Political Science. Paul then worked extensively in international sales, particularly in Germany, which later proved invaluable when importing string instruments.
After returning to the US, Paul continued working in the field of communications throughout the United States for approximately 10 years before he met Susan in 1992. Together, they decided to acquire The Bowman’s String & Horn Shop the business in 1994, turning it into The String & Horn Shop, Inc. and growing its market presence and brand considerably throughout the state of Texas and beyond.
Please see Band Repair page under the Services menu option for more details about Clayton.
Please see our String Repair page under the Services menu option for more details about Harold.