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
Cameron B., Engineer, Camp, Birthday Party Team, is a passionate musician and audio engineer who had a burning desire to start teaching himself music at a young age even though others said he was too young. A few years later began taking formal lessons on piano, guitar, saxophone, drums, and vocals. He moved on as a musician in high school and became the drum major of his highschool marching band. He began performing and developed a desire to have a better understanding of what goes on behind the scenes of a show and in recording sessions. He learned as much as possible throughout highschool and moved on to study audio engineering at the Omega Studios’ School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences. Cameron wants to help provide opportunities that help develop a love for music for young aspiring musicians. One of Cameron’s favorite quotes is “Music is life; that’s why hearts have beats.” -Cecily Morgan
James L., Guitar, Band, Voice is a passionate musician whom enjoys exploring many different styles of music including funk, rock, blues, folk, Latin, and jazz. James currently plays guitar, sings, and writes for the College Park based band, Humbalaya, which has consistent gigs in the DMV area and recently toured through ten cities on the East Coast. As a recent College graduate with a degree in Music, he truly enjoys theory and the deeper understanding of music as a whole. One of his wishes it to ultimately instill this knowledge into his students. James’ musical influences include Mark Lettieri of Snarky Puppy, Jimmy Herring, of Widespread Panic, John Mayer, Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident, and Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead.
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.
Michael Q. Guitar, Bass, Drums, is currently a Guitar Music Teacher - Private Instructor at Bach to Rock Fulton. Born in Columbia, Michael began playing guitar at the age of 13 and professionally since 2001. After forming the rock band Marinothey released their first album in 2002. They toured throughout the East Coast such as NY, NJ, PA, DE, VA, NC, DC before he joined the United States Air Force. Since then Michael has toured the West Coast performing at venues such as the Whiskey A Go Go and studied Jazz guitar at HCC where he got his degree in Music. Michael has performed in Jazz Ensembles and also played Bass with bands such as The Cell-Outz. His latest album was released in 2017 with the rock band Signal Driver. Their album can be heard on his website cccwhich is also his platform for his private lessons and other musical information. His influences are but not limited to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eddie Van Halen, West Montgomery, Animals as Leaders and Beethoven.
Nick C. drums started playing drums (and a little bit of bass) at 15 years old and was a fast learner. He began playing Led Zeppelin, ACDC, etc. and moved on to bigger and better things (such as Funkadelic, Pantera, Caravan Palace, etc.). Now he is 21 years old playing in a metal band called Apex, and cover music from Tool, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and other bands while playing original songs. Nick has some experience in other genres, but metal is his expertise. If you’d like to hear some of his work, you can check out songs here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1KrozAsnoiJoSV9f7A36g7
Nick G. Music Teacher, Vocal Coach, Band Coach and Administrative Assistant teaches music and host B2RFulton’s open mic nights every month. Nicholas has over 15 years’ experience using music as a tool to help not only students from grades K-12 in school systems throughout the DMV but also rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, churches and community centers. Nick has a very diverse ear for music. One of Nicks favorite quote come from legendary R&B singer/musician Stevie Wonder “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all can understand.”
Nick G. is an ambitious, focused, and career-oriented electronic music DJ and beatmaker with a massive list of major artists and venues on his EPK, including Baltimore Soundstage, 9:30 Club, and Merriweather Post Pavilion. As a Towson University Electronic Media and Film graduate, Nick possess practical knowledge of editing and music production that can be equipped by music makers of all genres. Through sharing the stage with some of the industry's brightest shining stars, (Getter, What So Not, Boombox Cartel, Quix, etc) Nick posses not only strong technical skills but also professional development skills as well. Although his heart belongs to music production and DJing, Nick is also an accomplished drummer with experience in all-country jazz programs as well as international European tours with Glenelg High School's big band (2011, 2013). In 2018, Nick co-founded an independent record label and artist development firm 'Partica Artist Group', which is based in Baltimore, MD and focuses primarily on the growth and encouragement of independent beat makers and music producers.
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
Sean J., aka DJ Sean J's career spanning over a decade of DJing has allowed him to experience many roles. From touring with indie artists, working both on and off on-air in college radio, teaching University courses in audio engineering and in professional recording studios. DJ Sean J's belief that a great DJ should always try to push the boundaries of what is possible with two turntables has allowed him to make his full-time living spinning in nightclubs, casinos and high-end private events from D.C. to New York City. He has shared the stage with household names like Bilal, The Roots and N.E.R.D., and worked closely with ENFERNO, one of the world's most skilled and innovative DJs. His journey comes full circle with the B2R family after receiving his professional DJ certificate in 2012 by completing all of the Beat Refinery's courses and demonstrating professionalism and proficiency in all areas of DJing and music production.
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!
Tyrus M. started his musical journey at age seven by beginning piano lessons. He built his foundation as a classical pianist and is a huge fan of composers like Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy. In addition to piano, he developed a passion for vocal music, specifically choral music, when he joined his first local community choir in fourth grade. He also delved into theatre, immediately falling in love with the excitement and energy that drama and music brought to the stage. Along the way he picked ukulele, often playing it for smaller gigs and jam sessions. He is currently a music education student at Towson University with piano as a primary instrument and a focus on vocal/general music. He has taught piano and general music and has experience directing choirs and musicals with students to of all ages and skill levels. Outside of music, he’s an avid soccer and lacrosse player, enjoys spending time with friends, and has a strong drive to become a professional educator.
- 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.