Superpower of the Song™, based in Oakland, California,  is a worldwide music education project and collaborative network inciting creativity,  inspiration and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, courage, and heart. We empower adults and children by providing high quality music instruction on all kinds of instruments, offering numerous learning and performing opportunities with goals that surpass developing a cadre of skilled musicians. Our ultimate aim  is to ensure that students who attend our programs come to connect with the heart through music , to strengthen their voice in the world and create positive impacts through the creative projects and collaborations they pursue. We care about transformation, personal and collective. Our world needs it now more than ever.

Superpower of the Song Founder and devoted servant, Kadie Kelly

Superpower of the Song came to me as an idea to help people connect with the power of music and not just the technical aspect of it. I studied classical piano since I was 8 years old and it left me cold in some important ways for a good many years, until I learned how to truly connect with myself through playing music, which greatly improved my whole life, not just my playing. I found that as I could express my true heart, I became stronger in the world and that it helped those around me too.

Over the years it has been my students, with their beginner’s minds, who have helped me embrace the power of music more and more, and I want to continue the cycle by reaching more students and teachers on this healing journey. I say healing because the way I was taught to play music was incomplete. There was no language in it that left any room for me, as a human being playing it. It did not value the student, only the music, which left a gaping disconnect.

I have 17 years of piano teaching experience. During several of those years I was also doing other things, like getting my masters degree in public policy from Mills College, working in the non profit sector, raising kids as a single mom, performing and composing and gradually came to my a-ha moment of how much purpose I derived from music and teaching that I decided to become even more devoted in my intention to share it, along with what I discovered as healing about it, with many, many others. Superpower of the Song is an expression of that.

I hope you are here to let music into your heart and expand your life. I promise it will if you let it.

FALL - After School Piano Preparation Class

Piedmont, East Wing


Small Group Piano Preparation Classes - Piedmont

Thursdays, August 29th - October 3rd, 2019, & October 10th - November 14th

4:00-4:45 pm

Have fun while exploring musical concepts such as pitch and rhythm, developing musical sensitivity, knowledge of keyboard geography, patterns on the keys, singing, playing songs on the keys, performance protocols and more! Performance for parents during the final class of the session.

Address: East Wing of 802 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611

Sign up for 1 or both sessions

Cost $225 per session, $445 for both

Register here

Leon Hu, Piano Preparation Instructor,Joaquin Miller JCC Kids Club site

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In his words:

I took private classical piano lessons for 7 years starting when I was 5 years old. Around the age of 14, I picked up the guitar and focused on learning that instrument for several years. As I got older, my music tastes spread through many different genres of music, including jazz, rock/metal, Brazilian, and various forms of electronic and digital sound art.  I currently perform and release albums with my band in the bay area. Since I was a child, music was the easiest thing for me to love and appreciate, I never had to try to do it.  Beyond technical ability, I truly hope that I can impart that same effortless love of music to my students.

After School FUNdamentals of Percussion Classes


FUNdamentals of Percussion Classes - Piedmont and JCC East Bay, Oakland

Piedmont Class now enrolling Mondays April 15-May 20th, 4:15-5 pm

Enroll through JCC After School - Oakland to participate at that site

What does happiness sound like? Rain? Cooperation? Have fun while finding out at Superpower of the Song's NEW FUNdamentals of Percussion Class. We will focus on body percussion, bongo drums, tambourines, maracas and more. We will also incorporate mindfulness practices at the beginning and end of each class. Your student will have fun exploring rhythm, teamwork, and other musical games during this session which will culminate in a performance the last day of class. Classes are Mondays form 4:15-5 pm starting April 15th through May 20th 2019.

East Wing of 801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611

Cost: $100

Sign up here

Meet the Instructor:

Sarah Morgan


In her words:

“I’m a drummer and guitarist with an undergraduate degree in Popular Music and a master’s degree in Music Therapy. I grew up in the UK and last year relocated to the East Bay where I've had the fortune of meeting countless amazing musicians and good people.

As a drummer I have extensive experience of performing and recording in bands of various genres (blues, pop, country, folk, heavy rock, disco, funk, acoustic singer-songwriter). I have toured the UK and Europe, gigged in California and New York, and am featured on several bands’ albums. Music is a huge passion of mine and I believe that learning a musical instrument offers students a chance to grow emotionally, mentally, cognitively, physically, and socially - as well as to have fun!”

 Summer Percussion Camp - Berkeley

Our afternoon sessions, 1 - 4:00 pm, at the JCC Berkeley Studio site will be offered the weeks of:

June 17

June 24

This camp will be taught by Sarah Morgan and focused on percussion instruments, movement, mindfulness and play. Click on the desired date to register.

Cost: $250 plus before or after care.

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