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Meet the Teachers of Music Together Menlo Park

Our teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they’re united by a common passion: Sharing the joy of music with children and families in Menlo Park !

All teachers have successfully completed the live Music Together® Teacher Training, which is built on research in early childhood and music development. We keep our skills fresh through workshops every semester and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.

photo Shy Rachman

Music Together Menlo Park Director

Shay is a singer-songwriter, born in Israel, graduate of the Berklee/Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. Currently living, playing and composing in Palo Alto, California.

Shay has had a very exciting musical career in Israel before moving to California. He published his own music, preformed with his band and taught guitar and vocals. As his two kids were born he was looking for a way to share his love for music with them. Taking Music together classes was a good way to start and now he is the director and owner of Music Together Menlo Park.

     
photo Lynne Romano

Born and raised in Palo Alto, grew up in a very musical household, taught art and volunteered teaching music.

Lynne performed with various rock bands throughout the years and currently sings and plays percussion for the Colony Street Band, a six piece classic rock band.

Lynne is looking forward to doing two of the things she loves the most... music and working with children!

     
photo Gabriela Rojas

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Gabriela has been working musically with various communities since 2011. 

She was an elementary school music teacher for 5 years teaching general music to pre-K through 5th grade.  Currently works in the field of Music Therapy where she leads music groups with disabled, autistic, and older adult communities. 

Gabriela performs solo piano for events and enjoys singing and performing her own music.

     
photo Tracy Wu

Tracy's love of music has taken her on a wonderful journey. Whether teaching mixed ages music classes at Ronald Mcdonald House School at Stanford or early childhood music classes at Community School of Music and Arts, Tracy enjoys incorporating movement and an enthusiasm for the richness of language into her classes. She brings her experience as a former Bing Nursery School teacher and her education as a classically trained violinist at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University to her teaching.Tracy's love of music has taken her on a wonderful journey. Whether teaching mixed ages music classes at Ronald Mcdonald House School at Stanford or early childhood music classes at Community School of Music and Arts, Tracy enjoys incorporating movement and an enthusiasm for the richness of language into her classes. She brings her experience as a former Bing Nursery School teacher and her education as a classically trained violinist at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University to her teaching.

     
photo Valeria Chalian

Val grew up singing in choirs and later in bands in Argentina. Music has always been present and essential in her life. She is a Spanish teacher and storyteller who loves making music and working with children.