Meet The Team

All our music tutors are highly skilled and qualified high-school and college musicians, looking to give back to the community, and share their love of music during these challenging times!

Ella F.E.

Founder & CEO/ Flute

📍California, USA

Hey everyone! My name is Ella, and I am a rising senior at Los Altos High. I've been a part of my school's marching band for three years. I play flute as my main instrument, but have taught myself several other instruments over the years. 

The idea of learning an instrument at home is what inspired me to start this organization, especially given that the current world situation that has left so many students without a consistent music education, and lots of free time!

Samantha F. 

Vice President/ Clarinet

📍California, USA

Hi! I’m Samantha an incoming senior at Los Altos High School. I love playing clarinet in my school’s marching and classical bands and cello in my school’s orchestra. Outside of music, I love baking, reading, and volunteering.

Alex V.G.

Treasurer/ Saxophone

📍California, USA

Hey my name is Alex and I’m a student at Los Altos High School. I have always been a little weird and wacky and prefer to have fun rather than be serious all the time. Even so, I have 6 years of experience with the sax, both tenor and alto, so I should be able to provide useful teachings.

Sofia R.

Director of Publicity & Outreach

📍California, USA

Hi! I'm Sofia, an incoming senior at Los Altos High School, and although I've always had a love for music, I've never been too good at playing instruments. However, I love reaching out and making new connections! It's important that young peopele still have opportunities to grow as musicians at home, so I'm here to help!

Ben E.

Director of Technology

📍California, USA

Hi! I'm Ben, and I'm a freshman at Los Altos High School. I play piano, but I'm mainly here to help with tech, and ensure that everything runs smoothly. In my free time, I enjoy playing baseball and doing speech and debate. I look forward to working with you!

Jackson V.V.

Clarinet/ Theory

📍California, USA

Hello! I'm Jackson, a rising senior at Los Altos High School. I've played clarinet for 7 years and I'm a member of my school band and an orchestra outside of school. I've also attended California's All-State Honor Band, and I look forward to sharing my love of music with all of you!

Emily C.

Piano/ Trumpet/ Clarinet/ Baritone/ Theory

📍Oregon, USA

Hi! My name is Emily. I have marched Blue Devils B 2017-2018 and Mandarins 2019. I love teaching because I can pass down knowledge that makes me who I am. My non band hobbies are hiking, cooking, sewing and making handmade soaps!

Nyla J.

Piano/ Guitar/ Theory

📍California, USA

Hi I'm Nyla and a junior at Los Altos High! I love playing music and I'm currently playing piano and guitar. In my spare time I love baking, photography, playing with my dog, and gymnastics! I'm so excited to tutor music and can't wait to work with you!

Victor S.

Guitar

📍California, USA

Hi, I'm Victor. I have been playing guitar for 8 years now and haven’t regretted it once! I would love to teach other people guitar and share my experience with others!

Anagha R.

Violin

📍California, USA

Hey! I'm Anagha, a rising sophomore at Los Altos High. I have been playing the violin for 5 years now and love it! I grew up singing traditional Indian music and started playing the violin when it was first introduced to me in school. Some of my other interests include science, debate, and volunteering! I look forward to playing music with you :)

Saige D.

Piano/ Percussion/ Theory

📍California, USA

Hello! I'm Saige. I'm a rising senior at Los Altos High School. I've been playing in the marching band and school band for three years now. I love playing with mallet instruments like the vibraphone and marimba. I also enjoy playing piano in my free time. Outside of music, I like to spend time practicing my cooking skills and eating the food I make.

Anoushka D.

Piano/ Flute

📍California, USA

Hi, my name is Anoushka, I am an upcoming junior attending Los Altos High School. I've been doing flute for 8 years, and I have been in a band for 6 of those years. Besides playing flute, I love to bike, and watch other sports. I am so ready to meet all of you this summer!

Elsie M.

Flute/ Theory

📍New Hampshire, USA

I love pretty much everything music related, and I plan on pursuing a career in music education. My primary instrument is flute, but I also play alto saxophone, clarinet, and piccolo. I have participated in many ensembles, including my school concert and marching bands, jazz band, chamber ensemble, pit band, and pep band. I look forward to tutoring for Rhythm in Place!

Anastasia C.O.

Flute/ Theory

📍New Hampshire, USA

Hi! I'm Anastasia, and I play flute, piccolo, bari and alto sax, and other instruments. Music and history are both passions of mine. I am a Girl Scout, and a Black belt in karate. I'm a huge nerd, and I love reading; my favorite author is Oscar Wilde.

Peter B.

Flute

📍Minnesota, USA

I am a 17 year old senior who loves art and music. I also enjoy hanging out with animals and caring for my two dogs, one is a French Bulldog and the other is a Great Dane. Science is also really cool.

Noah G.

Guitar

📍Michigan, USA

I am college junior studying music. I have been playing guitar for years and one of my favorite things to do is plug in and play. I am also an avid vinyl collector andlove to listen to records.

Hanna W.

Violin

📍Massachusetts, USA

Hi! My name is Hanna, and I'm a rising junior. I've been playing violin for almost nine years, and I love its soothing tones and diversity of repertoire! Besides playing violin, I enjoy cross country running and baking. I am so excited to share my passion of

music with you.

Coral P.

Clarinet/ Voice/ Theory

📍California, USA

Hello! My name is Coral and I will be a senior this year at Bellflower High School. I play clarinet, the best instrument out there! I have also sang in multiple choirs from school to church! Some of my personal hobbies include reading, watching movies, and working out (well... that's still a work in progress)! I hope this program benefits and inspires you to be the best musician!

Raymond Z.

Voice/ Piano/ Theory

📍Pennsylvania, USA

Hey everyone! I'm Raymond, a rising senior at Shady Side Academy (SSA). As a musician, I use music to capture emotions and memories and share them with those around me. I take pride in singing high tenor for both SSA's chamber choir and male acappella group, the SSA Intonations, and I love playing the piano. I'm always looking forward to sharing the gift of music with others!

Allison P.

Piano/ Violin/ Theory

📍California, USA

Hi! I am Allison Peng, and I am an upcoming senior at University High School. I have played the piano for 12 years, and the violin for 7 years. Ever since I was a kid, I always enjoyed practicing and performing on the piano, and music was my favorite class in school. I hope that I can share my love of music by teaching others who want to learn.

Malachi N.

Baritone/ Trombone/ Tuba

📍Ohio, USA

Hello! I am a Junior at St. John's Jesuit. I primarily play tuba but I specialize in low brass instruments I have been involved in band for many years and have had the opportunity to participate in many ensembles with my school, my favorite being marching band. I cannot wait to help you get better!

Roya E.

Piano/ Theory

📍Nowshahr City, Iran

Hi! I'm 20 years old and started to playing the piano 6 years ago. I'm interested in classical music and pieces. Now I'm studying composing at music and art university. In my free time, I watch movies (specially musicals!) and paint oil paintings.

Molli G.

Piano/ Flute/ Piccolo/ Theory

📍New Jersey, USA

Hi! I'm Molli, and I am a rising senior from Emerson Jr. Sr. High School. I have been playing the flute for 8 years, and the piano for even longer. I also have attended Usdan, which is a summer camp for the arts for the past 4 years, where I participated in the band, and orchestra as well as various chamber groups. In college, I plan to study to become a music therapist.

Elizabeth B.

Voice/ Piano/ Theory

📍California, USA

Hey y’all! I’m Elizabeth, a rising senior at Los Altos High School. I’ve been making music for as long as I can remember, and truly love piano and vocal performance. I’ve been in about 10 different advanced honor choirs, and I’m excited for the a music we could make together!

Elise S.

Foreign Affairs Coordinator

📍California, USA

Hi! I'm Elise. I'm a high school student who's been in choir for 6 years. I play ukulele and guitar and love to sing! Looking forward to working with you! 

Riley M.

Publicity Coordinator/ Saxophone/ Flute/ Recorder

📍Texas, USA

Hi, I'm Riley, an award-winning saxophonist and flutist. I love to learn and help others pursue their passions and reach their musical goals. I am a conductor and director for the Select Student Ensemble program, and am excited to share my musical knowledge with others through Rhythm in Place.

Shelli L.

Piano/ Theory

📍California, USA

Hi! My name is Shelli and I am a rising junior at Los Altos High School. I have been playing the piano for over 10 years and am very passionate about music. I am also interested in math and science and am an avid runner on the cross country and track team. I am so excited to work with you!

Elad Z.

Trumpet/ Piano/ Theory

📍California, USA

Hi! I'm a musician with a passion for teaching. I have a lot of experience working with all ages and I'm happy to help develop fundamental skills with young musicians. In my spare time I work with marching arts organizations, go to the beach, hike, and watch comedy! My time is a little limited but I'll help when I can. :)

Yash S.

Electric Bass/ Percussion/ Theory

📍California, USA

I'm Yash, a rising senior in Los Altos High School and I play in several of the school's music programs. I also play electric bass in a jazz quintet outside of school and I am self-taught in multiple instruments. Outside of music, I also enjoy drawing and cycling.

Gannon M.

Piano/ Viola/ Theory

📍California, USA

Hi! I'm a rising senior at Los Altos High School, and I play piano and viola. In my free time, I love playing all sorts of games from video games to board games. Often, I even try to replicate video game music on my instruments. I'm really excited to teach music because you can create so much cool stuff with it!

Ernest C.

Oboe/ Mellophone

📍California, USA

Hello, I'm Ernest, a rising senior from Mountain View High School! Music is a pretty large part of my life, through orchestra to marching band, but outside of that I also play video games and have been trying to cook more during quarantine... Super excited to work with all of you!

Ethan F.

Guitar

📍California, USA

Hi! I am a student going to Los Altos High School and am going to be a senior in the fall. During my time at Los Altos High, I have participated in choral music, instrumental music, and cross country running. My main instrument of choice is guitar and I specialize in jazz and blues music.

Eryn M.

Guitar/ Bassoon/ Theory

📍Minnesota, USA

Music has become my life at this point! I've played guitar for more than half my life, but my real passion is bassoon. I'm following my dreams into college and becoming a musician.

Jemine P.

Clarinet/ Piano/ Theory

📍Pennsylvania, USA

Hi! I'm a Los Altos High alumni and have been studying at Drexel University, where I play clarinet in their Concert Band and play piano wherever I can find one on campus! I started Clarinet in 5th grade and have never stopped, thanks to the passion of the LAHS marching band. I'm determined, quirky, and always ready to learn new things!

Bryceton A.

Cello

📍California, USA

Hello, my name is Bryceton and I am a rising junior at Los Altos High. I have been playing the cello for about 10 years now and currently attend the San Francisco Conservatory Pre-College Program. I am also a member of my school chamber orchestra and another youth orchestra. I am super excited to meet you all this summer and teach music!

Dylan P.

Saxophone

📍New York, USA

My name is Dylan. I'm a rising senior from Long Island and I love anything artistic. I enjoy music (especially jazz), I play saxophone and clarinet, and I do a little writing. During the school day I'm really fond of social studies and after school I run with my school's cross country and track teams.

Alia B.

Violin

📍California, USA

Hi, I’m Alia. I’m an incoming senior at Los Altos High School, and I’ve been playing violin for seven years. I’ve played in various school orchestras, and have always loved learning music. I’m looking forward to working with you!

Gaby D.H.

Ukulele

📍Brummen, Netherlands

Hi! I’m Gaby, I’m 19 years old and about to become a veterinarian assistant. I like to share my love for the ukulele, and all the amazing things you can do with this instrument. If I’m not playing ukulele, I like to paint, illustrate or improve my guitar skills. I live in the Netherlands, and I’m an experienced English speaker. I’m looking forward to helping others fall in love with this instrument as much as I do

Kellen K.

Flute/ Theory

📍New York, USA

Hi!! My name is Kellen, and I'm from Portland, Oregon! I will be a freshman Music Education major at Ithaca College in the fall. I play flute, but I've also taught myself bass and trombone. I'm experienced in band, choir, orchestra and solo music settings. I love teaching, but in my free time, I also like baking scones and playing video games. I'm super excited to work with you!

Natalie T.

Piano

📍California, USA

Hi, I'm Natalie! I’m a rising senior, and I've been playing piano for over 12 years. I've completed all levels of the Certificate of Merit, won 1st place at the United States Open Music Competition in 10th grade, and also won the Bach Festival this past year! When I'm not playing, I love making things in all sorts of mediums– I sew, knit, crochet, woodwork and draw!

Vincent C.

Violin

📍Kitchener, Canada

Greetings! I am Vincent, and I'm starting grade 10 in the fall at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute. I'm very passionate about the musical arts, especially classical repertoire. I've been playing the violin for over 10 years. I would love to spread my musical experience to others seeking skill on the violin.

Hadi H.

Piano/ Flute/ Ukulele/ Voice/ Theory

📍New York, USA

Hi! I’m Hadi and I can’t live my life without music! If you see me jammin, feel free to join.

Clàudia F.

Piano

📍Mossèn Pla, Spain

I fell in love for the piano when I was just 4 years old thanks to a book we had at home and I've been going to classes since I was 7 in a modest school in my village. I've always been really connected to music and I hope I can open the children to the world of music.

Sierra S.

Flute/ Theory

📍California, USA

Hi there, I’m Sierra! I’m a sophomore Music Education major at Sonoma State University. I’ve had music in my life since age 4 as a pianist, vocalist, and flutist. As my high school marching band Drum Major, I learned music has such a powerful force on personal growth. Through our lessons I hope to help you channel your inner artist.

Tom B.

Ukulele

📍Tel Aviv, Israel

Hi, my name is Tom. I'm very passionate about music and I am excited to teach! I play ukulele, piano and guitar. I actually started off as a student with Rhythm In Place! When I'm not practicing my instruments, I am usually playing baseball or watching baseball (or basketball!). I am looking forward to working with you!

Anne Z.

Publicity Coordinator

📍Ontario, Canada

Hello! My name is Anne, and I'm starting grade 10 this fall at Cameron Heights. I've played euphonium for 3 years, and I'm learning flute and trombone as well. I'm looking forward to working with you!

Maddie S.

Videographer/ Clarinet/ Ukulele

📍California, USA

Hi I'm Maddie! I'm 16 years old and I love music. I play in the jazz band at my school and play 4 instruments. I even play mini concerts for my neighborhood sometimes. I love being creative and think music is a huge creative outlet that is super fun to have during a time like this!

Rebecca K.

French Horn/ Percussion

📍California, USA

Hello! My name is Rebecca. I just graduated from Mountain View High School and am a happy-go-lucky person. I was greatly involved in the Instrumental Music Department, as a Marching Band, Winter Percussion, Wind Ensemble, and the Music Council Historian/Photographer. Besides music, I enjoy boba and DCI videos.

Andrew N.

Cello

📍California, USA

Hi. My name's Andrew, an upcoming junior attending Los Altos High School. I've been doing cello for five years, and have had orchestra/ensemble experience for four. Apart from cello, you'll often find me playing sports, watching YouTube, and sleeping. I'm super stoked to be working with you this summer :)

Miyu Y.

Flute/ Piccolo

📍California, USA

Hello! My name is Miyu and I am a rising sophomore at Los Altos High School. I have been playing piano for 12 years and flute/piccolo for 5 and a half years. Aside from music, I am on the robotics team at school and am passionate about math and science.

Kaitlyn L.

Violin

📍California, USA

I’m a soon-to-be 10th grader who loves music. I’ve been playing violin for almost 8 years and I enjoy singing in my free time. During quarantine, I’ve tried to learn a few songs on the piano, too! Another hobby of mine is playing volleyball, both beach and indoor. I also like to cook and watch movies at home.

Simran G.

Piano/ Voice

📍California, USA

Hello! My name is Simran! I am a rising Junior at Los Altos High School! I played the piano for 7 years and now I am singing in a professional choir called Cantabile Youth Singers. I have been singing for 6 years and it is something I am truly passionate about. I can't wait to work with you and share my love and passion for music with you!

Emerson C.

Baritone/ Euphonium

📍Maryland, USA

Hi, I'm Emerson. I am a student at Walter Johnson High School, though I have lived across the world, including California, Washington DC and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I have been playing baritone for 2 years and trumpet for 4 years before that. Outside of music, I am an avid gamer and I have a black belt in TaeKwonDo.

Thomas Y.

Baritone/ Trombone

📍California, USA

Hi, my name is Thomas and I will be a rising junior at Monta Vista High School this fall. I am an avid trombonist - I’ve played with many prestigious ensembles with both my trombone and a baritone. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with you!

Isabella L.

Trumpet/ Flute/ Theory

📍New York, USA

Hello!!! My name is Isabella, and I am going to be a senior at Tottenville High School this coming fall. I have played trumpet and flute for 3 years. I am a member of my schools marching band and will be enrolled in my high schools Jazz and Symphonic band next year. I look forward to seeing you all!

Sophia S.

Voice

📍Washington D.C., USA

Hi y'all! I'm Sophia, a rising freshman at American University in Washington DC and just graduated from Los Altos High. I'm so passionate about music, specifically through musicals, and I'm so excited to share my skills with the world!

Halie P.

Flute/ Recorder/ Oboe/ Clarinet

📍Texas, USA

Hi my name is Halie! I am 14 years old. Music is my passion and is something I want to do for the rest of my life! I started out playing flute but I’m teaching myself more instruments! Outside of music I play soccer and am joining theater.

Matthew B.

Percussion/ Theory

📍Texas, USA

Hello! My name is Matthew, and I am an incoming Sophomore at Canton High School. I am a percussionist, specializing in mallet instruments. However, I am experienced in all percussion instruments. I am currently a member of Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps in front ensemble. I look forward to working with you!

Kai H.

Trumpet/ Theory

📍California, USA

Hi everyone! My name is Kai, and I am currently in my third year at Pasadena City College as a Music Education/Classical Trumpet Performance double major. I currently teach brass at two high schools in LA County. My current goals for the future is to become a high school band director. I look forward to helping out as many people as possible!

Sean T.

Flute

📍California, USA

Hi! I'm Sean and an incoming senior at Arcadia High School. I've been playing the flute for 3 years. I'm also a section leader for my marching band and am also part of the band council. Besides music, you can often catch me playing Animal Crossing New Horizons!

Jasmine M.

Piano

📍New Jersey, USA

Hi, I'm Jasmine. I'm 16, and I've been playing piano for nearly 12 years. I'm really passionate about music, and I was recently the Eastern Division representative at this year's MTNA Senior National Piano Duet Competition, and received top-three placements at the MTNA and NJMTA State Senior Division Piano Solo competitions. I hope my love for music will rub off on all my students!

Will R.

Piano/ Theory

📍Hartford, England

Hi! I'm Will. I am a piano/voice/flute student from the UK, with experience in performing and a passion for education.

Allison Ph.

Piano/ Guitar/ Voice/ Ukulele

📍Texas, USA

My name is Allison, and I love music! Some of my favorite things to do in my free time are singing, wrestling, painting, and sailing! I listen to all genres of music, and I’m very excited to teach all genres as well!

Sam L.

Trumpet/ Violin/ Theory

📍New York, USA

Hi y’all! My name’s Sam and I’m a rising junior at Sleepy Hollow High School. I've been playing violin and trumpet for 13 and 9 years, respectively. I’m in many school music groups as well as concert bands and jazz/Latin-jazz ensembles outside of school. I love playing music and teaching it, too. I look forward to working with you!

Carys H.

Baritone/ Euphonium

📍Florida, USA

Hi! My name is Carys, I'm a 14 year old euphonium player. I've been playing euphonium for 2 years and participated in marching band, concert band, indoor winds, indoor drumline, and solo and ensemble festival. I hope I can help you reach your goals and learn some new things before school starts again.

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