Angela Kepley teaches privately from her home studio in the suburbs of Chicago and works as a free-lance percussionist and pianist. She established a student percussion ensemble program in 2008 and continues to compose regularly for the group. Many of her compositions, available at C. Alan Publications, are pedagogically based and created specifically for the needs of beginner and intermediate percussionists.
Angela works as the percussion specialist and drumline instructor for Lyons Township High School and the percussion ensemble director for Gurrie Middle School. She has also taught classes at Moraine Valley Community College. Angela holds degrees from Millikin University and Northern Illinois University in music education and percussion performance. Angela has served as President and Vice President of the Illinois Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and has performed at PASIC and the Illinois Day of Percussion. Angela Kepley is proud to be an Educational Artist with Marimba One™. In addition to her musical endeavors, Angela also teaches barre, cycle, and yoga classes at FORM Fitness in LaGrange and is a certified reiki practitioner.
“The focus of my work is sound production. I push my students to analyze their playing and their sounds – even the youngest players in the earliest stages. Marimba one™ is by far the best marimba on the market. The resonance and projection is unrivaled and the tone of the bass register is extraordinary.” ~Angela Kepley
“The Kepley Studio is more than just a place to take percussion or piano lessons. Over the years, Angela has fostered a sense of community, where her students feel comfortable expressing their individual personalities, while joining together in strong, tight-knit unique ensembles.”
~Parent of percussionist
“Angela genuinely cares about making you the best musician you can be and helps you realize your full potential. I am overwhelmingly thankful for all of the time I’ve gotten to spend as Angela’s student.”
~Percussionist and Pianist, age 16
“We can highly recommend Angela Kepley as a gifted percussion teacher for your children. Our child’s 8 year experience of taking lessons, camps, and performing in ensembles at Kepley Studios has been life changing. Angela is passionate about music and her enthusiasm, patience and energetic teaching techniques enable her to coax the best efforts out of her students.”
~Parent of percussionist and pianist