About Us

photo Justine Chadly

Owner / Director 

Justine Chadly is the owner of In Harmony and has been a registered Music Together® teacher and licensed center director since 2003. She additionally offers a curriculum based on a contemporary combination of methods including but not limited to Orff, Kodaly, Jacques-Dalcroze, and Comprehensive Musicianship for private students, group classes, preschools, elementary students and more. 

From San Francisco, her background includes musical theatre, vocal performance and dance. She holds a BA in music from UC Davis with an emphasis in vocal performance and holds an MA in Music Education with an emphasis in early childhood and special needs from San Francisco State University. She completed the certification course from the Smithsonian Folkways in World Music Pedagogy in the summer of 2015, the Music Together certification 1 course, and has performed with early music, Hindustani, Gamelan and jazz ensembles and is a member of the National Association for Music Education. 

     
photo El Beh

Originally from North County San Diego, El has worked with kids, music and cognition nearly all her life. Growing up with a music teaching mom and brother, El started by leading small group workshops when she was nine years old and seemed destined to develop the passion she has for learning through play and playing with music. El started taking violin and piano lessons at 2 years old but over the years, cello became her primary instrument which led to scholarships that helped her move to the Bay Area to attend U.C. Berkeley. While at Cal, El continued to take music classes and played in the University Symphony and the West African Dance-Drumming Ensemble and received her B.A. in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies.

Currently, El is also a theatre educator and a professional actor working with many notable Bay Area theatre companies. She continues her study of the mental, physical and emotional affects of music with Education Through Music taught by the Richard’s Institute of Music and Research and Brain Gym. Through her training she has come to deeply appreciate programs like Music Together which provide a rich and varied music environment and the emotional and mental stabilization necessary for children to grow and play their way to their full potential. And oh, what fun it is! She can't wait to share her delight and passion for music and development to help you begin your joyful musical journey with your child.

     
  Emily Bonn

Bio and photo coming soon!

     
photo Olga Carlos

Olga  moved to San Francisco in 2008 from Monterrey, Mexico. In Mexico, music and dance are foundations of the culture and are intertwined with the daily activities which is why Music Together is such a natural fit for Olga! 

With 12 years of teaching experience and her current position as head teacher at a Mission District preschool, Olga is enthusiastic about the philosophy of Music Together, and thrilled to reach the Spanish community of San Francisco through the Canta y Baila program. Olga holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University Autonomous of Nuevo Leon, a Certificate from the Preschool Teacher Preparation Center in Monterrey, Mexico, and an AA in Child Development from City College of San Francisco. Join her on Monday afternoons in San Francisco beginning January 2017!

     
photo Jessica Daniels

Jessica joined Music Together with her 3 month old son and believed in the program so whole-heartedly that they continued for the first 7 years of his life! She was then inspired to become a Music Together teacher herself and begin sharing the joys of family music with others. Her energy, enthusiasm, beautiful voice and understanding of early childhood music development makes her an outstanding addition to In Harmony Music. She is a registered Music Together teacher, completed the supplementary Music Together Certification 1 Course in July 2016 and is a member of the In Harmony Caroling group: B-Town Voices.

     
photo Josh Icban

Josh has been involved passionately with music ever since a young age, playing various community events with his father's family band. He attended Vallejo High where he was awarded The Louis Armstrong Award for excellence in Jazz. He went on to study at Solano Community College under the mentor ship of local music great Delbert Bump and earned his Associate's Degree in Music. He has performed with numerous music projects including "The Savages" , "The Jazz Cartel" & "Blood Sweat and Funk". His recent groups "Joey Ramone" and "The Dynamics" can be seen performing around the bay area.

Josh holds a BA in music from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in guitar performance and is a graduate student of jazz studies at Cal State East Bay. His goal is to share his passion and love for music with students so as to help them unlock their own inherent musical genius.

     
photo Althea Joy

Althea has played and enjoyed music ever since an early age. She is classically trained in violin for 11 years and piano for 6 years. She is self taught in guitar and bass and has toured with the Napa Youth Symphony around Europe and LA. She lived in Australia and Thailand for five months for a music and missions training in 2015 and upon her return is excited to spread the joy that music brings her! Althea completed the Music Together teacher training in summer '16 and will be jamming with us beginning this fall!

     
photo Laila O'Boyle

Laila just moved to San Francisco from Phoenix, where she taught Music Together for three years. She started singing before speaking, and she hasn't stopped since! Her mother instilled in her a passion for cooking, and her father practiced his Indian tabla drum with her sleeping in his lap. As a choir kid, she decided to pursue vocal instruction, and has been active in musical theater most of her life. Although ukulele is her instrument of choice for class, Laila is working on her guitar skills and hopes to play/sing in a band with her husband. Laila is so excited to meet new families and start making music with them.

     
photo Pat Parker

Pat Parker has been involved with music all her life. Singing in school, community and church choirs, playing the piano, guitar and Autoharp. Beginning in 1999 as a preschool teacher, Pat developed and facilitated music and movement activities to support all areas of learning in her classrooms. She designed her own music and movement program in the fall of 2010 and as a Preschool Music Teacher continuously taught a weekly program to small groups of toddlers and preschoolers. This culminated in Pat's completion of the Music Together Teacher Training in March of 2012, a natural progression of her musical life with children and parents. Teaching Music Together in preschools to over 50 families since the fall of 2012 has been a joy for her, the children and their parents. Now, she is eager to share her love of Music Together with community-based classes of parents, caregivers and mixed-age children.

     
photo Bernadette Quattrone

As a young child, Bernadette held "pretend" band practice with a tennis racket as her "guitar" alongside her parents’ actual band practice! She thanks her dad for teaching her to play the actual guitar, and her mom for fostering her love of singing.

In high school and throughout her undergraduate years, Bernadette enjoyed choral singing and acting in musical theatre productions. She moved to San Francisco to further her study of theatre and acting, and taught drama and storytelling to children of all ages.

Through her teaching day jobs, Bernadette soon discovered her passion for working with young children. She decided to go back to school and received her Masters in Early Childhood Education from New York University. For the past six years, she has held the position of Director and Head Teacher at Skyline Preschool in Oakland. Bernadette is very excited to have found Music Together, a program that engages young children with the joy of music and exploration.

     
photo Naja Rose

Naja credits her father for introducing her love of music. Who knew singing along with him to Simon and Garfunkel at age 4 would lead to a lifetime of musical passion and appreciation?

Naja received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Barry University and performed in multiple University and professional productions. After receiving her degree, Naja drove to San Francisco from Miami to begin a new life and spends most of her time writing songs, playing guitar, piano and most recently, the ukelele!

As a recent daycare teacher, Naja was exclusively in charge of music time and found great joy educating young children. After discovering Music Together it became clear that it was to be the next step in her life adventure.

     
photo Jeni Swerdlow

San Francisco Bay Area percussionist and registered art therapist Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR (www.DRUMMM.com) is a dynamic and engaging facilitator, trainer, presenter, and performer. Founding DRUMMM® Rhythmic Events in 2000, her interactive, “hands-on” group drumming programs have engaged many thousands of participants at a variety of events in the U.S. and abroad. Swerdlow is best known for her innovative strategies and playful attitude. Clients include Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Oprah Winfrey and Kaiser-Permanente, as well as universities, conferences, festivals, museums, schools, libraries and more.