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Helping connect Everyone with music

The goal of Crescendo Connect is to connect families of all socio-economic backgrounds with music. Whether you are looking for professional music instruction or free lessons from community volunteers, we are here to help you get connected. We also help you find donated or cheap instruments in your area in case you are having trouble paying/renting an instrument from a music store. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us using the feedback form below.

About our staff

Aidan Williams
Aidan Williams

Founder & President - Aidan Williams

Hailing from the Bay Area, Aidan is a rising sophomore studying Journalism and Business at The University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California. He is also a musician with ten years of experience on cello, five years on piano, and one year on trumpet. Aidan founded Crescendo Connect three years ago to address the socioeconomic inequalities he witnessed in music education in his local Bay Area community. Since launching the nonprofit, Aidan has been building up Crescendo Connect and expanding its programs to increase the social impact Crescendo Connect has on the communities it serves.

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Stefani Ng

Vice President - Stefani ng


Stefani, who is originally from San Diego, California, is a rising high school junior in Saint Johns, Florida. She has seven years of experience on the piano and four on the flute. Since Stefani likes to play music and teach kids, she wanted to get more involved in teaching piano to underserved youth, giving back to the community through Crescendo Connect. 

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Irene Shi

Social media manager - Irene shi

From the Longhorn state of Houston, Texas, Irene is a rising high school junior in the fall. Since the age of four, she has fallen in love with listening, playing, and teaching all genres: classical, jazz, and pop (a major Swiftie). Additionally, she holds local and international titles for her classical piano performance, such as first prize in the VIVO International Competition 2021 and third prize in the B&B International Piano Contest 2022 and 2023. Since teaching at Crescendo Connect, she has felt overwhelming joy in sharing the love and art of piano and hopes to spread this passion and Crescendo Connect's mission to a larger audience.

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