OUR board

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Julia Segal (18) is a freshman at Stanford University. She is a classically trained pianist and a member of the iSing Silicon Valley Girlchoir. Her passion, however, has always been in writing songs. She is the lead singer and songwriter of a Palo Alto-based indie pop band, Reverie (reverie-band-official.com), with whom she performed at various gigs in the Bay Area. She has spent much of her childhood and teenage years tutoring her younger sister. Besides music, she serves as the Co-President for her school's Jewish Student Union. She is looking forward to being able to share her passion and love for music with children around the world.

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Founder, former Chief Executive Officer

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Lisa Kopelnik (18) is a freshman at University of Virginia. She is a classically trained pianist who began playing the piano in first grade, and recently completed the most advanced level of the Certificate of Merit with Honors. Outside of music, her passions include politics, debate, and tennis. She is her school’s K-12 All School Co-President and co-leads her school’s Women’s Affinity Group and the Jewish Student Union. She co-leads the middle school debate program at her school and is a captain of her school’s debate team. She is thrilled and honored to help your children develop a love for music, and to maintain human connection during such a distant time.

lisa kopelnik

Co-founder, former Chief Operations Officer

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Erin Kim (17) is a soprano singer with twelve years of experience who loves to sing a variety of genres, ranging from choral to classical and musical theater. She currently sings in the Youth Chorale of the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) Preparatory School, and she has been singing in her district chorus for four years. Most recently, Erin has performed a solo at the National Youth Chorale Festival. She also enjoys playing the flute and is part of the NEC Prep Baroque Ensemble. Erin loves interacting with children and cherishes the opportunity to share her passion for music through QuaranTunes. As Chief Communications Officer, Erin looks forward to fostering a strong sense of connection and community between students, parents, and teachers. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, running, and visiting art museums.

Erin Kim

Chief Executive Officer

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Catherine Wang is a senior at Aragon High School and has been classically trained in the piano for a decade. After stopping music lessons during the pandemic, she found her passion for teaching and meeting new people through QuaranTunes in early 2021 after becoming a volunteer teacher. As someone who also loves interviewing and storytelling, Catherine became a blog author for the organization to feature its diverse community. Now, as COO, she is excited to help carry out a new chapter for QuaranTunes and further expand beyond its online reach to make music education accessible. In her free time, she loves swimming, learning Kpop choreography, and binging YouTube.

Catherine Wang

Chief Operations Officer

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My name is Sneha Ahuja, the Chief Creative Arts Officer! Starting off as an eager teacher at Quarantunes, I was excited to be a part of the Creative Arts program. After being a teacher, I wanted to expand my role by becoming a part of the Creative Arts Committee as the Head Recruitment officer. I learned about integral parts of our program, and I understood what it takes to expand our community. I hope to apply those skills as the Chief of the program and allow the program to reach more students then ever before!

Sneha Ahuja

Chief Creative Arts Coordinator

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Rebekah Bodner (18), is in her freshman year at Scripps College (class of 2024), in Claremont, California. Rebekah’s passion for music began during elementary school at the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California, where she began studying the flute and participating in the Lower School Band. Rebekah continued her flute studies at Head Royce throughout middle and high school where she took private lessons and performed in the school bands. Rebekah discovered her love of teaching music while she served as assistant to the performing arts teachers and tutored lower school band members on a broad variety of band instruments. Rebekah plans to continue to study and seize opportunities to perform music while at Scripps; and she hopes to find ways to express and share her lifelong love of music with others while pursuing a career in medicine.

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Chief Event Coordinator

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My name is Erica and I’m a first year student at UCSB. I’m from Southern California and I’ve been with QuaranTunes since 2020 teaching piano and voice and being part of the outreach team. I’ve played piano since I was 6 years old and singing since age 10. I love music (obviously), painting, science, and sharing my passion with others.

Erica Contreras

Chief Outreach Officer

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Adithi Nythruva is a senior at Perry High School in Gilbert Arizona. She first started off as a Voice Teacher her junior year, and taught students for over a year in voice. She has been playing piano since around 5, and has played ukelele since Covid. She is also trained on both western classical and Indian Carnatic music. Some fun facts are that she is the current president of her school’s Jazz Choir and is the current president of her school’s Tri-M music honors society.

Adithi Nythruva

Chief Marketing Officer

Our Committees

Updated committee coming soon...

COMMUNICATIONS

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Owen Lin

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Emily Ngo

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Neeraj Tangal

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Neil Tangal

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Andrew Ng

CREATIVE ART CLASSES

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Summer Salas

MARKETING

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Lainey Merrill

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Chelsea Li

FINANCE

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Eshan Gupta

WEBSITE

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Rohan Bhave

MEDIA

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Catherine Wang

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Angelina Ge

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Rohan Bhave

EVENT

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Athena Zapantis

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Julia Gentin

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Sarah D'Souza

OUTREACH
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Emily Ngo

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Eunice Cho

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Kylan Yang

OUR HEAD TEACHERS

VOICE
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Lainey Merrill

GUITAR
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Michael Ross

STRINGS
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Andrew Ng

PIANO
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Tyler Liu

MUSIC THEORY/
SONGWRITING/
MUSIC PRODUCTION
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Tatum Sanders

DRUMS/BASS
BAND
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Kierra Barr

Aarush Baneerje