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 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 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 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 endorsed by Toca Percussion.

     
photo Gina Beretta

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.

     
photo Emily Shumway

Emily is delighted to be part of the Music Together® community!  She loves bringing music and dancing into classroom and camp settings, Emily thrives in sharing music with people.  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, 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.

     
photo 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.

     
photo Lakshmi

Lakshmi is an active performing musician, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist and kirtan leader. Her passion for sharing music has led her to stages all over the world, and recently into the classroom. She currently teaches vocal sound healing at Globe Institute in San Francisco and has now joined the ranks of amazing Music Together instructors. Her mission in Music Together is to bring the creative joy of the making of live music into the every day lives of families and to assist young children in having a head start in a life full of music making.

     
photo Jen

Jen is a devotee of all things musical. She began playing music at a young age, beginning with the recorder, and moving to cello, clarinet, piano, and guitar. She currently plays electric and upright bass, and sings, in several Bay Area groups. Many years spent teaching young children has upheld Jen’s belief that we are all innately musical beings, and given a chance to express ourselves freely, we can easily let our musical selves shine. Through her teaching, Jen hopes to inspire people of all ages to have fun experiencing, and making, music together. Jen is a registered Music Together teacher through the Center for Music and Young Children (CMYC), Princeton, NJ.