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Elaine Hanley

Founder/ED/Music Director

With over 25 years of experience in  performing and in teaching music, Elaine brings her distinctive teaching style by encouraging the shyest individual to blossom and to learn and enjoy their newfound skill.


Diana Bruce


"I am a 'Cali Girl', with ties to Oakland and Vacaville. I earned a BA in speech pathology, a teaching degree in General Education K-8th, and a degree in Special Education at UOP. The arts have been an integral part of my life from my earliest memories. I feel strongly about sharing my experience and my passion for the arts with others, especially young people.

I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as a member of the board."


Nat Hanley

Director/Audio Specialist

"With 25 years audio experience, I am able to advise on best practices. It is crucial that we offer our underserved youth the best to help them excel."

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Andrew Conklin


A Grammy-nominated musician, Andrew has toured throughout the United States and Europe as a guitarist and bassist with indie rock bands, bluegrass groups, and improvising ensembles. His work as a composer and educator has appeared in outlets such as, the Florida State University Biennial New Music Festival, Music Theory Online,NewMusicBox, Pedagogy into Practice, and the Society of Composers National Conference. Andrew is a passionate teacher and currently serves as Assistant Professor and Program Director of Composition and Music Theory at University of the Pacific.

The members of the board desire to fully serve our youth organization with their gifts, talents, and years of experience.  With our nonprofit status, Out of the Box Music Arts is well-placed to assist our underserved youth to succeed.

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