Andre G., Brass, Wind Ensemble, Trumpet, Trombone, Flute, Sax, Clarinet, Guitar is a professional trombonist and veteran music educator in the D.C. Metro region. He has played in several ensembles spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres including Reggae, Funk, Rock, Go-Go, Neo-Soul, R&B, Gospel and Hip-Hop. A talented multi-instrumentalist, he has taught wind ensemble, string orchestra, jazz lab, individual lessons and mixed group instrumentation ensembles throughout the DMV area since 2015. He is a graduate of Morgan State University holding a degree in instrumental performance. Andre can be seen performing with The Rhythm Remains, The Switch Band, Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band (http://latebloomerband.com/) and as a member of Alfred Street Baptist Church’s, “1803 Horns”.
Staff & Music Teachers
Joey M. is a self-taught musician with a formal education in music theory and has been playing guitar and bass for 19 years. He’s been sharing his skills and love for music with students of all ages and abilities for the last 15 years. Joey is proficient in all styles of music, with an emphasis on improvisation, slap bass, jazz, blues, classic rock and funk. His band, The Masters of Hyperspace, have a unique sound and have played at numerous top music venues in the area including the Recher Theatre, Baltimore Soundstage and Ottobar. He brings that same unique style to his teaching, motivating students to reach their full potential. When not playong muisc Joey enjoys skateboarding, hiking, and playong soccer.
Josh H. Voice, Guitar, Band, Early Childhood From the stage to the studio, he has learned the techniques required to find, refine, and navigate through the waters of vocal performance. Previous experience includes work at Columbia Center for the Performing Arts as well as performances on Echo Stage and Merriweather Post Pavillion. As a teacher, Josh will provide each individual with the tools necessary to cultivate confidence, foster skill, and blossom.
Kasey M. Viola. Guitar, Voice, Band, Kids n Keys began her path as a musician in first grade playing the viola, and has been an a music lover ever since. In 2017, she received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree from Seton Hill University. She later became a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC), and worked with adults with autism and intellectual disabilities. Over her career, she has performed in variety of ensembles, including orchestras, marching bands, and choirs.
Randall S. Saxophone, Piano, Voice, Audio Engineer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Technology from The Pennsylvania State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Audio Sciences from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. His work has crossed both creative and technical disciplines. As a musician he has performed in classical, jazz, and metal groups on both the saxophone and electric bass guitar. Smith has worked as a Recording Engineer at Penn State’s School of Music providing professional recordings for various ensembles and solo performers. His research has focused on the analysis and creation of impulse responses to model spaces for classical chamber music. Smith has also composed several computer music works and has explored with various styles of computer music. In addition, he has worked as a contractor recording and mixing for television voice-over. Smith is an active member of the Audio Engineer Society, in which he has attended conferences, participating in many lectures, presentations, and discussions on audio.
Sarah D., Guitar Instruction, Rock Band and Ensemble Coach is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with experience in bass, piano, and drums and is a certified Pro Tools user. Sarah has spent the last ten years honing her skills and taking part in a number of groups and ensembles as well as solo performance. She recently completed a music minor at UMBC where she spent a year and a half in the UMBC Jazz Guitar Ensemble. She also spent three years as a member of the pop/folk duo Spectacles and currently performs as a solo act playing original and cover tunes. Last year, Sarah held a 6-month residency at the Dandelion Bistro where she played every weekend between July and December. Her main influences include the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, and the Smiths, but her interests range from Frank Sinatra to the Clash and everything in between. “The closest thing to heaven is rock n’ roll” – Roddy Frame of Aztec Camera
Steve C. Piano, Drums, Band As a composer, conductor, drummer, and pianist, Steven’s musical interests encompass a wide variety of styles and disciplines. As a drummer, he has experience playing rock, jazz, and gospel music in the Philadelphia area where he is from. His rock band, ‘Exit 40’, has produced three albums, and was featured on the Philadelphia radio station 102.9 MGK’s Breakfast with the Beatles with Andre Gardner. Eventually Steven began studying classical composition and piano, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Composition from Temple University. He is also an alumnus of the Nadia Boulanger Summer Institute at the Schola Cantorum de Paris, and is currently enrolled in the PhD program at the Peabody Conservatory. His music has been performed across the East Coast, abroad in Paris, and has been featured on national television. Steven is also and active conductor and educator, and has experience teaching drums, piano, music theory, and composition.
Tricia C. Early Childhood, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Voice, Rock Band is an all-around educator and musician. Tricia has dedicated her life to the arts and education. Tricia has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance with over 30 years of experience in Orchestra, Live Band and Rock Band settings. She became president of the Ivory League Piano Program providing individual and group instruction and is so excited to be working at B2R!
Zipporah B. Early Childhood, is an actor and educator from Baltimore, MD. She earned her B.A. in Theatre from Messiah College, and she is passionate about the arts and arts education. She has been a teaching artist with several theatre companies and arts organizations including Young Audiences, Baltimore Center Stage, and Single Carrot Theatre. Since music and theatre go hand in hand, Zipporah loves any opportunity in which she can integrate them together. In fact, some of her favorite roles that she’s performed were in musicals/music-based plays such as Young Belle in A Christmas Carol at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Margaret/Dogberry in a hip-hop adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing with Fools and Madmen, and Princess Callie in The Dancing Princesses at Pumpkin Theatre. Zipporah is so excited to be working with Bach to Rock so she can help foster a love for music in parents and their young children!
- Individual instruction with proprietary curriculum
- Students are motivated by playing with others in a band
- A band builds teamwork, develops social skills, fosters self-esteem and leads to lasting friendships.
- Everyone learns faster playing music they like
- Students are motivated to learn when they see early results
- Introducing very young children to music supports cognitive development and motor skills.
- A well-balanced music education consists of Music Theory, Technique and Repertoire.
- Students learn faster playing music they like.
- Simplified versions of modern songs allow students to see results more quickly.
- Audio recordings of each simplified arrangement are available to students. This allows them to hear how their part should sound.
- Lessons are catered to the needs of each student's learning style.