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.

Julia segal

Founder, 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

Chief Operations Officer

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Sola Long (18) is an incoming freshmen at the University of Toronto. She has been studying the violin for 8 years with Mary Brown, a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Her hobbies include photography and dance. She has served as the Chief of Communications for the Winter Term 2021, and looks forward to continue supporting QuaranTunes mission of bringing music to all children.

Sola long

Chief of Staff

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Eunice Cho (17) is a senior at Palo Alto High School. She has grown up with a love for music and has been playing the piano and cello and singing throughout her whole life. She has won numerous cello competitions and has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. She was the principal cellist in her school orchestra and attended the California all-state conference in 2019. Eunice is very passionate about volunteering, and she teaches students with special needs how to play the cello and sing at the Academy of Music and Art for Special Education. She has also taken part in various mission trips and programs to help close the achievement gap and provide families with the resources they need.

eunice cho

Chief Technical Officer

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Helena Warner (16) is currently a Junior at Menlo Atherton high school. She has taken numerous art classes: both in school and outside of school. She is very passionate about art and hopes to spread her knowledge through QuaranTunes. She plans on majoring in either art or art history in college and is currently working on a portfolio to submit along with her applications. Community service and giving back is very important to her, and she feels that QuaranTunes is the ideal platform for improving the community through creativity. 

Helena Warner

Chief Creative Arts Coordinator

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Simren Kochhar is a senior at The Harker School and has a passion for music. She is lead trombone in her school jazz band and plays guitar and drums in an outside rock band with her friends. Additionally, she is part of the rigorous music certificate program in school. Through teaching with QuaranTunes and organizing a successful fundraising concert for the Instrument Donation Program she has been inspired by the organization’s impact and has loved collaborating with fellow teachers. Outside of QuaranTunes, she tutors children through the San José Public Library, is co-president of her school’s UNICEF club, and loves taking her two dogs for hikes.

simren kochar

Chief Outreach Officer

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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.

rebekah bodner

Chief Event Coordinator

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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 Communications Officer

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Divya Mathur (15) is a junior at Palo Alto High School. In the past, she worked with after school camps and is currently a leader at the "Smile" program from the nonprofit, "Home of Hope Inc," an organization dedicated to supporting children in India in order for them to have a greater, more independent future. She am very passionate about piano, and has been playing for 8 years and teaching at Quarantunes for 1 year. She has participated in many honors recitals at various music schools. She also played trumpet for 5 years and was apart of the school band. Outside of music, she plays sports. She is a part of the girls lacrosse team at her school and also plays club lacrosse outside of school. 

Divya Mathur

Chief Teacher Coordinator

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Ajin, 16, is a sophomore at Palo Alto High School. She started playing the violin at the age of 9 and has been studying the violin for the past 6 years with her teacher Davis Law. Ajin has played in school orchestras and the Golden State Youth Orchestra (GSYO) for 4 years and was also a part of the California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) Honors String Orchestra in 2019. Ajin is super excited to share her passion for music!

ajin jeong

Chief Media Coordinator

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Liam Quinn (17) is a senior at La Salle College Preparatory in Pasadena, California. He played the piano for 7 years, but he eventually decided to make the viola his primary instrument. Since then, he has participated in various school orchestras, as well as smaller chamber music ensembles. He has also worked as a summer camp counselor, which is what initially sparked his interest in teaching. He enjoyed his time working with children, and he views QuranTunes as a special opportunity to merge that with his love of music. Some of his other interests/hobbies include student government, cross country and track, academic decathlon, and environmental science.

liam quinn

Chief Finance Officer

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Angela Gao is a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley intending a double major in Business Administration and Cognitive Science, and a minor in Music. Her love of singing and performing started early on, beginning formal classical training at the age of nine. She believes that music can truly heal the soul and can’t wait to share her passion for singing with others through QuaranTunes! In her free time she loves creative writing, painting, and baking (especially banana bread). :)

Angela gao

Chief Marketing Officer

Our Committees

COMMUNICATIONS

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Owen Lin

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Neeraj Tangal

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Laura Ni

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Neil Tangal

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Emily Ngo

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Andrew Ng

CREATIVE ART CLASSES

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Sneha Ahuja

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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

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Erica Contreras

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