About Trala

Trala is an online music school headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2017, our mission is to make life-changing music education accessible to every single person on Earth. Trala has taught thousands of students of all ages in 50+ countries.

Accessible, affordable lessons are almost impossible to find, especially for adult learners and people who don’t live in big cities.Our goal is to:

1: Make it unbelievably easy to join music classes that work for you, no matter your lifestyle or where you live.

2: Attract and support teachers who consistently teach in playful, non-judgmental ways that lead to personal transformation for students.

3: Be the brand-name online music school that everyone knows.

We nurture accessible, playful spaces where music learners can be artistic without judgment. Trala lessons are spaces where you can fully be yourself, and as a bonus, you learn how to play beautiful music.

Our Team

Violinist and engineer. Architect behind Trala’s musical pedagogy. Uses words like ‘pedagogy’.
VP of Operations
Avid traveler, aspiring drummer, and constantly in search of the perfect one-liner. Won Wheel of Fortune. Lowkey.
Pandemic Pizza-Preneur. Prefers post-its and Sharpies. New sharpei dog dad to Oolong.
Lead Android Engineer
Named after Mariah Carey. Spongebob Enthusiast. Believes in the sanctity of Arby’s. Somewhere chasing Kaytranada.
Teacher Growth
Jigsaw puzzle devotee. Will organize your junk drawer. Dependable second violinist.
Executive Assistant
Named after a Steve Winwood Song - you know the one. Has unfinished business with the piano. Actually enjoys playing calendar tetris.
Director of Sales and Enrollment
Composer, Keyboardist, Conductor, and proud father. Loves to perform all styles of music and write music for documentary films. Avid movie buff and super-amateur chess player. Has an Emmy but won’t bring it up. On the freaking Academy for the GRAMMYs.
Lead iOS Engineer
Programmer of things that go “bleep” and “bloop” (and things that could go “bleep” or “bloop” if they really wanted to).
Lead Front-End Engineer
Avid basketball fan who loves watching and playing. Often plans vacations around favorite artists' tour dates and interesting hikes.
Lead Back-End Engineer
Senior developer specializing in authentication/authorization and distributed systems, in particular instant messaging and media conferencing.
Head of Teaching
Professional Violinist. Played at that white-tie gala we weren’t invited to.
Program Manager
Violinist, violist, dabbler of various other instruments. Headshot photographer for musicians & artists. Obsessed with her Golden Retriever, Cooper. Former gymnast turned outdoor enthusiast.
Teacher Operations
Saxophonist, vocalist, let me put that in a spreadsheet for you. Loves pizza and bagels, lukewarm on pizza bagels.
Violinist, Educator, and Project Manager
Violinist, Educator, and Project Manager. His violin case is open 16 hours a day. Master of bad paintings, sending links on the internet, beginner Cuatro and Oud player, and makes a dish out of any ingredient.
People Operations Coordinator
Currently browsing the DOL website. Cellist and amateur guitarist. Big fan of the word “hootenanny”, Arsenal football, and all things vintage.
Student Support
DIY lover and production designer for films/music videos, always filling the role of “cat furniture” for 3 very cool cats. New-ish at guitar/vox, live music fiend, and karaoke regular. Catch them performing “Lips of an Angel” at a dive bar near you.
Enrollment Advisor
Singer, guitarist, songwriter, teacher, seeker. Down with books made of paper, largemouth bass, saying “yes, and”, Buckeyes, and The Beatles.
Don’t know how I got here and neither do they. Enjoys awkward stares and the sound of crunching carrots.