Board of Directors


In 1914, the Neighborhood Music School started as a settlement school to assist new immigrant children to adapt and engage into the culture of Los Angeles.  More than hundred years later, the school continues to be a beacon in the community to not only provide quality music education, but to touch the hearts, minds and souls of every student who walks through its doors. Our Board of Directors and Advisory Board consist of dedicated individuals whose seemingly unending time, talent and efforts help ensure the mission of the school continues to be fulfilled.

If you are interested in joining one of our Boards, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by sending an email to our Board President, Jeff De Francisco. With your help, the Neighborhood Music School will continue to build bright futures… one note at a time.

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Jeffrey C. De Francisco, President Richard A. Braun M.D.
Bradford Chambers, Vice President Alan Chapman
Sean Cauvel, Treasurer Elaine Gill
Maureen McConnell, Secretary Dan Guerrero
Mike Birkholm Jeffrey Kahane
Ronald R. Gustafson Joseph Lumarda
Serge Kasimoff Christopher Mancini
Dr. Albert J. McNeil Mark Slavkin
Dr. Joshua Smith Paul Jan Zdunek

Emeritus Directors

 Janet Doud