Oral History Information
Spike Klein thanks his sister and her love of Van Halen for bringing music into his life. Their father made guitars for them out of plywood but pretending to be musicians soon turned into the real thing when Spike was drawn to the drums. He played drums and percussion in school and was given his first kit, which was purchased from Sears. In 1999 Spike was hired at The Magic Flute and enjoyed being surrounded by the music community right away. Within four years he rose to management and later took on even more responsibilities when new owners took over the business in 2010. He has enjoyed the fine details of tasks such as overhauling the sheet music department and running the school band rental programs. However, the most satisfying part for him is the family feeling among the staff and their customers.