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 Emily Bonn

Emily Bonn, a native of the SF Bay Area, has been working with children for nearly 10 years as a music educator from toddlers to teens.   Emily brings a wide range of musical styles to her classes from bluegrass, old-time, folk and rock, and mixes her repertoire between ukulele, guitar and banjo.  She is excited to be working with the Music Together community and looks forward to sharing her love of group singing and the power of modeling music. 

In her spare time, Emily performs as a vocalist and guitarist with the 8-piece Western Swing band, The Lonestar Retrobates and recently completed an album of  bluegrass with her country swing band, The Vivants. 

     
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 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 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.

     
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. She's currently working on her M.F.A. and loves the play in her Music Together class that teaches acting to the youngest of students!

     
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 Laurynn Gould

Laurynn's childhood was infused with music right from the start. After becoming a guitarist and saxophonist, she knew she needed to find some way to help others through the innate power she saw in music. She studied music therapy at Berklee College of Music, becoming a board certified music therapist in 2011. She has since worked in a variety of settings including special needs schools, child care, hospitals, senior care facilities and hospice. 

Currently, Laurynn is working with medically fragile children in hospice and palliative care while working towards a masters and credential in Early Childhood Special Education from San Francisco State. Laurynn believes in the music together researched based philosophy and can't wait to start making music together! 

     
photo Emily Shisko

Emily has been teaching music to students of all ages since 1995. Currently, she works with the SF Opera Guild and Education programs helping young students to write and perform original mini-operas. She is passionate about giving children the opportunity to explore their natural musicality with joy and play. Emily holds degrees in music composition from CSULB (B.M) and the Boston Conservatory (M.M). She began writing music at the family piano when she was five years old. She also plays guitar. Emily is thrilled to be part of the In Harmony Music family and creating music and magic with young children and their caregivers.

     
photo EmilyJune Wong

EmilyJune is a flautist who majored in Human Development and minored in Music at UC Davis (’00). After completing her teaching credential at Sac State, she taught in the primary grades for 3 years, and then became a K-5 music teacher in the public education sector for 4 years. In addition to recently completing her training as a Music Together instructor, she has Orff Level 1 certification.

     
  Gabriel Guevera

Our adored Benicia Elementary band director and music teacher; he brightens Benicia with every note he plays! We are so lucky to have him on our team!

     
photo Tom Foote

Tom is a professional drummer and studied at Shepherd College, Berklee College of Music and Drummer's Collective. He is versed in all musical styles and has studied classical, world percussion, African drumming and drum set. Tom studies with Malian master drummer Moussa Traore. He is the founder and developer of Rhythm Kids, a program that offers multicultural music, movement and drumming for children and schools and is being piloted worldwide through Music Together. He is also endoresd by Toca Percussion, a world leader in instruments for the modern drummer!