Meet The Team
Founder & Executive Director
Hi! I’m Manavi I’m the founder of Tunes For Kidz and I play the cello, piano, guitar, ukulele, and I am a singer/songwriter! I'm a high school student in Brentwood, TN who has a love for music and just want to share it with kids everywhere! I am a current senior in high school and I started this organization almost 2 years ago and couldn't be prouder of the amazing team we have!
Riya Mitra is a student at the University of Pennsylvania studying Business Management and Bioengineering in the Jerome Fisher Management & Technology Program, a coordinated dual degree with the Wharton School and Penn Engineering. Riya has played the violin for 13 years and has always had a love for music. She was selected for the Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando Program - an intensive music training program designed for the next generation of orchestra musicians - as one of four musicians in the Class of 2018. Riya has participated in numerous youth orchestras, including Vanderbilt University’s Curb Youth Symphony, Vanderbilt Philharmonic Orchestra, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Williamson County Youth Orchestra, and many more. As a musician, she has had the opportunity to perform and work with many notable industry professionals, notably John Williams, Giancarlo Guerrero, and Enrico Lopez-Yañez. Riya has a passion for increasing diversity in music and beyond, and is excited to promote Tunes for Kidz’ message as the Managing Director. Feel free to contact Riya at email@example.com.
My name is Dylan, and I am the IT and budget coordinator at Tunes For Kidz. I’m from Memphis, Tennessee, but I moved to Brentwood in 2016. I llove playing piano, saxophone, percussion, and bassoon. Music has significantly impacted my life, so showing everyone in my community how important music can be is very important to me. When I’m not focusing on music, I enjoy running, ultimate frisbee, video games, and cooking. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nashville Chapter Head, Programming Manager
Hi! I'm Caroline Meyer and I am 17 years old and from Nashville, Tennessee. I am primarily a vocalist, but I also play the guitar, piano, ukulele, and alto saxophone. I got my start in the music field in fourth grade when I started participating in musical theater with a local community theater. Since then, I have performed in various choirs, bands, theater troupes, and vocal groups. I listen to and play a wide range of music, but jazz is my favorite genre. My current favorite artist is, of course, Ella Fitzgerald, and my favorite song of hers is “Lullaby of Birdland.” My love of music is accompanied by a love of writing, so working with POW was the perfect opportunity for me! It is so rewarding to be a part of such an incredible organization, and I am so grateful for the experience of doing what I love!
Hello! My name is Ava Claire, and I am the Social Media Coordinator for Tunes for Kidz. I am a 16-year-old singer/songwriter based in Nashville, TN, and have been writing music since I was 8 years old. I played my first gig at 11 and fell in love. Music is a creative outlet and I believe that everyone should have access to music education/musical instruments no matter where they come from.
Hi! My name is Natalie Porter, and I am a first year Public Health student at Furman University. I have been singing basically my entire life, and I’ve played a multitude of instruments over the years. Music has had such an impact on my life, and I want everyone to have the opportunity to be affected by it like I have. I so appreciate the Tunes for Kidz team, and everything they do!
Hi! I'm Chloe Sokolowski and I'm the Blog Director of Tunes for Kidz! I help edit and post our monthly magazine while coordinating with writers from across the country. I am studying Political Science on the Pre-Law track at American University with a minor in Music. I got my start in music when I began taking piano lessons at 5 years old. From there, I sang in choirs, performed in musical theater productions, and learned flute, which is now my main instrument. I'm so grateful to be working with Tunes for Kidz and to be spreading music education and the joys that come with creating music!
Social Media Coordinator
My name is Sonali and I am the Social Media Director! I am a first year architecture student at Penn State University! I played the flute for several years and was the captain of the color guard in high school marching band! I love to spread awareness about music through social media and love being apart of this team!
My name is Olivia Freeman, and I am the TFK videographer! I edit all the awesome videos on our socials! I am a current student at Chapman University. I am majoring in Film Production with an editing emphasis.
Hey! My name is Halley Akers, I live in Nashville, Tennessee, and I am the podcast editor. Music has impacted my life in so many ways. I am very grateful to be a part of this nonprofit that helps use music to change lives and allows me to utilize my passion for video editing to help in that movement. I am so excited to be a part of this team!
Hi! I’m Seyi Amosun, the POW blog Editor. I play cello, piano, and I sing. I’ve played the cello for five years, and I am a part of multiple local orchestras in Nashville, Tennessee. I enjoy writing, reading, and music, which makes POW a great place for me. I love listening to all genres of music, especially classical, pop, and rap. Music is something everyone should have access to, and POW is a great way for us to share our passion with others.
My name is Sarah Smith and I am the POW Social Media Editor for Tunes for Kidz! I have been singing since I was a little kid and started doing theater at the age of 7. A few other hobbies of mine include acting, guitar, and piano.
Music is one if the most important aspects of my life and it brings me so much joy to perform it to anyone I can. I am so grateful to be a part of this team!