Karla Devine, Choral Director

Karla has been a music educator since 1981, teaching preschool through 8th grade children and adults to sing and play piano. She has studied as an organist, and from 1985-2013 she was the Organist and Children’s Choir Director at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach.  Prior to that she was the Organist and Children’s Choir Director at Olivet Lutheran Church in Hawthorne. Karla has a Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern Michigan University, and has completed two levels of Orff Schulwerk.  She has served as Secretary of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  From 2013-2017, Karla was the accompanist for the HBYM Chorus, and we look forward to having her as our Choral Director for the 2017-2018 school year.

Hermosa Beach

Youth Music


After School Band & Chorus Programs at Valley School

Our Teachers

Ken Harrison, Band Director

Born & raised in Los Angeles, Ken holds a teaching credential 
in K-12 music as well as a Degree in Business from the University of Southern California. 
As a band director, his goals are to inspire children to read and write music, to play an instrument of their choice and learn to work together as members of the band.  Ken was recently hired by the Hermosa Beach City School District as a general music teacher for grades 1st-5th .