Tonya Howell

Incoming Executive Director Tonya Howell, a Hyde Park resident and single mother of two, has been an educator in Chicago since 2001, serving as a classroom teacher, instructional coach for teachers, and principal, as well as supporting school leaders with integrating...

Mike Simons

Founder and Executive Director Mike founded Intonation in 2006 with a carful of his own instruments, a volunteer slot at a local community center, and a hunch that learning to play and perform the music they love would be a rewarding experience for kids. A musician...

Beth King

Beth King Deputy Director/Development and Communications Director Beth has worked in development and communications capacities for over 20 years, and joined Intonation’s administrative team as Development and Communications Director to manage fundraising, donor...

Char Lee Luckett

Manager of School and Remote Learning Programs Char Lee is a writer, theater creator, and certified domestic violence counselor. Originally from Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, she has worked as an arts educator in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis....

Jen Busch

Operations Director Jen joined the Intonation team as Operations Associate in February 2015. Before Intonation, she worked as a Teaching Artist with Changing Worlds, teaching photography and mixed media art classes in CPS after-school programs. She also spent four and...

Kevelyn Wilson

Community Engagement Manager Kevelyn began her artistic career as a hip-hop, jazz, modern and spiritual dancer at Fuller Park, which led her to become interested in music. In 2008, at 14 years old, she became a student at Intonation, playing drums in two bands in the...