Meet our instructors, Debbie and Ward Spangler, and Kadie Kelly
Ms. Spangler, a New England Conservatory graduate is a member of the Oakland Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, and Fremont Symphony. For two seasons she was Principal 2nd Violin in the Monterey County Symphony and subbed in San Francisco's long-running production of Phantom of the Opera. She has taught violin privately for over 30 years.
Mr. Spangler is Principal Percussionist of the Berkeley Symphony and has taught percussion for over 30 years.
Kadie Kelly, Founder of Superpower of the Song, is an active performer (classical and popular styles), composer and a teacher at heart - who has taught hundreds of students over the last fifteen years. She currently teaches 1:1 in-person piano lessons for children and adults in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley.
Ms. Kelly has bachelor's and master's degrees in Public Policy from Mills College in Oakland, California. She has also completed the Piano Pedagogy music track at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California.