Please note that until August 2013, zSharp was called
ETM-Bay Area.1

New Staff Members

July 28, 2013

New Staff Members New Staff Members

Allison Renn, a Wisconsin native, is a music educator, conductor, singer, and composer, and is zSharp's new Program Director, overseeing and coordinating the curriculum for all of our partner schools. She has taught in public and parochial schools, specifically General Music, Choir, and Music Appreciation. She earned her undergraduate degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and completed her graduate studies at the University of North Carolina, focusing on Vocal Pedagogy and Performance. While there, she directed the Greensboro Symphony Guild Chorus, supervised county-wide choral events, and arranged music for the Department of Education to assist students in preparing for state-wide standardized testing.

Dover Elementary's newest teacher, Michael Carreira, is a musician and educator who has taught for over ten years in several New York City and Oakland public schools. His teaching interests include percussion music from around the word, an updated take on the Orff method, and the great songs from American blues and folk traditions. He holds degrees in composition from Boston University and Mills College.

Open House a Great Success

February 20, 2013

Open House a Great Success

Last week’s open house was a fun-filled event!

A group of people interested in ETM-Bay Area attended a class at Peres Elementary in Richmond, getting the chance to speak with both the principal and the music teacher at Peres.

There was also a Q&A session with ETM-Bay Area Executive Director Dylan Tatz. If you’re interested in attending the next open house, please contact us!

Come see ETM-Bay Area in Action!

January 21, 2013

Come see ETM-Bay Area in Action!

If you would like to see ETM-Bay Area’s programs at work, we are offering a bi-monthly open house at Peres Elementary in Richmond.

Come meet our kids and teachers in a classroom setting and witness firsthand the power of music education.

Our next open house is Wednesday, February 13 from 10:15 - 11:15am. If you are interested, RSVP to for more information.

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1 As of August 2013, zSharp is no longer affiliated with Education Through Music. “Education Through Music”, “ETM”, the claripen logo and ETM keyboard logo are trademarks of Education Through Music, Inc.