Deborah Steiner Spangler

Violin performer and Teacher

Ms. Spangler is an active freelance musician. She is a regular member of Symphony Silicon Valley (formerly the San Jose Symphony), Oakland East Bay Symphony, Fremont Symphony, and Ballet San Jose Orchestra. She has also played with the Boston Pops, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera Tour, Berkeley Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Opera San Jose, and California Symphony.

Training: She studied locally with William Pynchon, (retired from the San Francisco Opera and Symphony), and in Boston with Joseph Silverstein (at Boston University), and Max Hobart (at New England Conservatory), former Concertmaster and 3rd chair respectively of the Boston Symphony. She also attended Tanglewood.

Teaching: “I believe anyone can learn an instrument at any age, given motivation, patience, proper training, and encouragement. The joy is in the journey–playing in orchestras and small ensembles–which can be done at any level.”