About Us

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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 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. Justine has composed songs for the Music Together and Rhythm Kids international curricula including "Singing in Harmony" and "'Bout My Friends" and loves bringing people together with music. 

     
Tom

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 studied 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. Tom has composed, arranged, and recorded many of the Music Together and Rhythm Kids hit songs! Listen for his percussion, beat-boxing and vocals on your favorite worldwide recordings!  

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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, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Barry University and M.F.A in acting, writes and performs original music, and has performed in several professional productions. Here in San Francisco, she spends most of her time writing songs, playing guitar, piano, and ukulele!

Teacher Naja loves the play in her Music Together class that teaches acting and music to the youngest of students!

     
Laurynn

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. 

Laurynn, holding an MA and teaching credential in Early Childhood Special Education from San Francisco State, enjoys reaching people with music from birth through end of life and her work is a gift to us all. 

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Emily is delighted to be part of the In Harmony Music community! Emily loves bringing music and dancing into classroom settings, and is currently teaching all ages from Music Together for ages 0-4, Rhythm Kids for ages 4-8, and private lessons for older students. She delights in getting to know her students and being able to craft classes that they will enjoy.  She also sings with a local community choir, plays guitar, ukulele and is a singer-song-writer. Emily has studied music with several teachers in the Bay area, including Mark Growden and Sharon Pucci. In her spare time, Emily loves to be out in nature, camping and hiking.

     
Chloe

Chloe is a mom to two young Music Together pupils. The joy of attending these classes with her children inspired Chloe to become a certified Music Together Teacher. She is also a singer/songwriter with degrees in Education and Sociology. She believes that music is the best therapy and loves sharing this passion with children and their families.

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Gina has been working with kids and their relationship with music and the arts for over 20 years. As an actress in Santa Monica she spent her free time reading to kids in inner city schools. After noticing that their music classes were cut, she began singing to them as well, and never forgot the effect that music had on their young absorbing minds. Years later, when Gina and her daughter took a Music Together class, she thought to herself, "Why don't I teach here too?” Teacher Kelly and Teacher El took her under their wings and she’s been teaching on and off for the past ten years, always brought back by the joy she gets helping kids bring their music competence to a new level. She loves what Music Together has done for her and her family and looks forward to sharing her love of music with other families.

     
Emily B.

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. 

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  Tom and Justine

Since launching online classes due to Covid19, Tom and Justine have begun teaching online together and are having a blast. Lively duo with vocals and percussion, harmony and choreography, catch these two teaching fun family classes for ages 0-8!