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Our Team


Madeline Park
Head of HeartBEATS-Phoenix

Madeline “Maddie” Park is currently a senior at Arizona School for the Arts. She has been taking piano and voice lessons for more than 11 years. She previously lived in Seattle, Washington where she volunteered at a homeless shelter for families called Mary’s Place. There, she became the youngest volunteer to reach 150 hours of service and founded and ran her program, Let Them Sing. Let Them Sing was a program in Mary’s Place that allowed homeless children to express themselves through music, easing their stress and fostering community during a difficult time in their lives. In her free time she loves playing with her dog, playing guitar or ukulele, and cooking.


Riley Novak
Founder and Executive Director

Riley currently attends Washington University in St. Louis as a sophomore where she is double majoring in Global Studies and Spanish and playing the French Horn. She is actively involved as a tutor and mentor with the refugee community in St. Louis. This year, she has plans to expand HeartBEATS by opening a second chapter in St. Louis. Her future plans are to attend law school and become an immigration lawyer. To learn more about the founding of HeartBEATS, visit the Our Story page. 


Volunteer Teacher

Constança “Coco” is a senior at Arizona School for the Arts. She has been taking voice, focusing on jazz, and piano lessons for 9 years, and also plays the ukulele and clarinet. She is currently the secretary at her school’s charter of Tri-M National Music Honor Society, and will be the Teacher’s Assistant for her band class. Coco is excited to share the joy of music with others.

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