Board

Shannon Cheung (she/her)

Co-President
Hi, I’m Shannon! 🙂 I’m a fourth-year majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology. I joined TMC during spring semester of my freshman year as a private tutor for piano, and I’m super excited to continue being involved in this music community and working with kids. Outside of school, I love hiking, baking, skiing, trying new cafes and eateries, and spending time with friends and family.

Katherine Ma (she/her)

Co-President
Hello! I’m Katherine. I’m a senior with a MCB major and Data Science minor. This is my 6th semester tutoring cello for TMC. When I was 4, I started learning cello because I wanted to play a bigger instrument than my brother’s violin, but I’ve been loving it ever since and am super thankful for having an amazing community like TMC. Outside of TMC, I love cooking, painting shoes, napping, and teaching Data 8!

Kevin Chen-Xiao (he/him)

Private Tutoring Director
Hi! I’m Kevin! I’m a junior majoring in Nutritional Sciences (Toxicology). I am the Private Tutoring Director, and this is my 5th semester teaching piano in TMC. I started learning piano when I was six and have gone on to learn six different instruments. I love being able sharing my passion of music with others through this wonderful community. In my free time, I enjoy producing beats, cooking new recipes, and engaging in outdoor sports like skiing and surfing.

Navya Ambavaram (she/her)

Events Director
Hi, I’m Navya and I’m a third-year neurobio major and music minor! 😀 I’m a vocal tutor at TMC and I’ve been studying South Indian music and singing for almost all my life! I’ve loved being a part of TMC, especially being at our events, it’s fun to see our students get even more excited about music 🙂 Outside of TMC, I’m usually playing my guitar, in a lab, or baking (I could eat sweets all day)!

Michelle Chen (she/her)

Publicity Director
Hello! I’m Michelle, and I’m a fourth-year double majoring in Economics and Music. I’ve been studying the violin and piano since I was 5 years old, so music has always been an integral part of my life. Being able to share this passion with kids who are eager to learn something entirely new is so fulfilling, and I’m incredibly grateful to The Music Connection for providing this kind of opportunity. Outside of creating graphics and sending weekly newsletters to our tutors, I have also worked in new student affairs, managed finances for my economics organization, and currently play violin in the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra!

Alyssa Fu (she/her)

Tutor Enrichment Director
Hi everyone! My name is Alyssa and I’m a second year legal studies and intended business administration major. I’ve been tutoring vocals with TMC for over a year now and it has been a blast. I love how welcoming and supportive this club is of all types of music and how fun it is to work with everyone on the board! In my free time, I like to write music, play piano, read, go to the gym, and hang out with my dog:)

Mable Zhang

In-Class and After-School Director
Hi everyone! My name is Mable, and I am a sophomore at Berkeley studying molecular and cell biology. I play the piano and violin, but mostly piano. In my free time, I like to cook, nap, hike, and read. I joined TMC as a freshman last semester, and my favorite memory from last semester was ice skating with the other TMC members! Now, I am the in-class and after-school director for TMC, and I am looking forward to another successful semester.

Meghai Choudhury (she/they)

Historian

Hi, I’m Meghai and I’m a second-year studying computer science and design at Cal! I’ve been playing violin since elementary school and love tutoring with the wonderful community at TMC:) Some things I like doing on my free time are bharatanatyam (a classical dance from South India), painting, and playing violin arrangements with bands in concert!