Kelli Ingels

Violin, Viola Teacher

Kelli Ingels

SAA Member


Norman, OK
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Kelli Ingels is the founder and director of the Norman School for Strings, a Suzuki school located in her home town of Norman, Oklahoma. Kelli completed her education in Norman at the University of Oklahoma and won a position with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic her senior year. In her 28 years in that position, she has performed the greatest works for orchestra and shared the stage with acclaimed concert artists like YoYo Ma, but her biggest love is teaching and Suzuki education. After 30 years of teaching, Kelli is a believer in life-long learning and has spent her summers traveling around the country completing and supplementing her Suzuki training.  She has learned from the best, and has done Book 1-8 and supplemental training with Cathryn Lee, Edmund Sprunger, Nancy Lokken, Charles Krigbaum, and Helen Brunner, just to name a few. Kelli returns home each summer inspired and ready to share that inspiration with her students. In turn, her students are high achieving. She, and her husband Greg, have two sons, Henry and Will, who study Suzuki violin and cello, and a three-legged dog named Jax.