• Teachers

    Meet our dedicated and caring teachers
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  • Julie Miles Berk


    Julie Miles Berk holds a B.A. in music with an emphasis on oboe performance from Cal State Hayward, and certification in the Orff method of music education from Mills College. A seasoned performer, Julie is a soprano soloist and plays the guitar, flute, and recorder in addition to her primary instrument, the oboe. She is a spirited and 

  • experienced teacher, having worked with children for 30 years at the Music School. In addition to running the Music School, Julie also teaches music at several pre-schools on the peninsula and conducts the Joyful Noise Youth Choir at The Congregational Church of San Mateo.

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  • Marty Hoffman


    Marty Hoffman has a B.A. in Dance and her Level I Orff certification from Mills College. She brings her unique experience in African drumming and movement to students at The Music School and also teaches music at El Granada Elementary School. She has run two Gymboree franchises in the East Bay in past years.

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  • Cari Parker

    Founder (now retired)

    Cari Parker received her Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University and her Master’s Certification in Orff Schulwerk. Cari founded the Music school in 1981. 

Our Covid Health Plan

Smaller classes of parents, caregivers, and children, will come together for some musical fun! To keep everyone safe, masks will be mandatory for ages 2 and up. Handwashing/sanitizing will be required before, during, and after class, as well as physical distancing at all times. Participating adults will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to the start of their child’s first class.