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Elaine Hanley

Founder/CEO/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.


Robert Brown


Robert Brown is an active educator, conductor, and composer who primarily works in the San Joaquin Valley and bay area of California. Robert graduated from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music in the Spring of 2017 with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education and a California State Teaching Credential. Robert currently teaches in Stockton Unified School District while he is pursuing his Masters of Music in music education at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. Robert believes that all students should have equal and uninterrupted access to music and arts education. He is happy to be working with OBMA to improve his beloved central valley community.



Social Media & Marketing Director

I am California-born and raised with a passion for people and music. Music is the most beautiful thread that connects every culture on our planet, and I believe some of the most meaningful lessons can be taught through the music we play. A 2018 graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in Communications, I am proud and grateful to help serve the great cause of Out of the Box Music Arts in the facet of social media, marketing, website design, and general outreach. 



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."

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Director/Audio Specialist

Nathaniel Hanley

"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."

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.