Ken Freeman, Site Director, is a Berklee College of Music graduate who has focused his career on music education and the music business. With a unique guitar technique and a voice that sounds like a tribute to his heroes, David Gray, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Elton John, Paul Simon, The Beatles, and Radiohead, Ken has created a niche for himself as a multi-instrumentalist in the music industry like no other. His focus on professionalism and musicianship sets him aside from most artists in the New England area.
Staff & Music Teachers
Aida is a guitarist, composer and educator, originally from the Dominican Republic. She graduated Berklee College of Music (Class of ’18) with a B.M. in Jazz Composition and Performance. During her studies she was selected winner of the Jazz Education Network’s Young Composers Showcase (2017), where she premiered her piece “TC (for Leo)”, in New Orleans, LA. She received the Emily Remler Award (2017) from the Guitar Department, and the Tadd Dameron (2017) and Clare Fischer (2018) Awards from Berklee’s Jazz Composition Department. Her arrangements have been performed by renowned artists such as Paquito D’Rivera, Berta Rojas and Toninho Horta. Aida's influences include singer Monica Salmaso, guitarists Paulo Bellinati, Chico Pinheiro and Roland Dyens. She is currently teaching voice, piano and guitar lessons and working on her debut album “Flora & Fauna” which will feature some of her best works as a composer.
Cameron B. is a Berklee College of Music Alumni who studied Jazz Composition and Performance. His principal instrument being Guitar, Cameron has also made a name for himself playing Piano, Bass, and Drums as well. Cameron prides himself on being versatile, studying Jazz and Classical but always returning to the Pop/Rock world when needed. He continues to further his Teaching and Performance career around the Boston Area.
Colin M. is a Pianist and Composer born in Massachusetts. He obtained his B.A. in music composition with honors from Skidmore College in 2016, where he studied Composition and Ethnomusicology, as well as Piano and Classical Guitar. In addition to his European classical music training, He has also studied West African, East Asian and Central Asian music at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Colin is passionate about music and music education, and deeply enjoys sharing this passion with others.
Isabella D. is a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter who is currently a jazz, world, and contemporary music major at Wellesley College. Born in Boston and having spent most of her childhood in Western MA, Isabella was surrounded by music and art since she was young. She has performed an original composition with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and is a winner in the songwriting and vocal category of the National YoungArts Foundation. Isabella graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon with Cum Laude high honors, receiving the Head Of School Award, The Elizabeth Leyden ’22 Music Award, The Barre Fund Scholarship - Best Student Singers, The Love of Music Award, and The Bettie Hutchins Buckland Music Scholarship. She began studying guitar with rock legend June Millington at the age of 8, and has continued guitar, voice, and piano lessons since then. Her musical influences are primarily the greats of the classic rock, blues, and R&B ages. They span from the Beatles to Lady Gaga, starting with pioneer blues guitarist, Robert Johnson. She has been in the band Kalliope Jones for 8 years, with whom she has been covered in MTV Magazine online, People Magazine online, among others. Using her performance, theory, band, and composition knowledge, Isabella strives to teach the same technique and appreciation of music that she was shown at a young age!
Joe M. is a musician based in Boston. Growing up, he received classical training on violin, viola, and music theory, and eventually switched his focus to guitar, singing, songwriting, and composition. During his time in Philadelphia he played in several bands, including Victoria Watts, Amsterdam, 88mph, and Jackson Moe. Joe records original music as a solo artist and has composed music for productions at Good Good Comedy Theater in Philadelphia. Joe is committed to giving students a well-rounded knowledge of music, so that in addition to knowing what to play, they will always know why to play it. He believes a quality music education requires an appreciation of all kinds of music. Artists he admires include Aerosmith, Queen, the Darkness, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, 21 Pilots, Green Day, Taylor Swift, Cat Stevens, and Neil Young.
Joshua D. studied classical and flamenco at Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona and graduated from Berklee College of Music with a dual major degree in Composition and Film Scoring with a minor in Mediterranean Music. There he also studied a variety of music such as Indian, Arabic, Brazilian, African and Indonesian. Joshua performs in the Galak Tika Balinese Gamelan orchestra and composes music for indie films, video games, plays, and concerts. He teaches guitar, piano and percussion.
Laura H. Teaches: Voice and Piano.
Also Teaches: Music Education classes, Birthday parties.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Western Music (magna cum laude), University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Professional Experience: Laura has choir experience for 18 years and been a soprano soloist in choirs, choruses, and ensembles in NY and MA. She was a performer at the NYSSMA competition on voice and piano for 6 years. (New York State School Music Association). She performed singing at Epcot Center, Walt Disney World, Florida. She also was a winner performing singing in an Idol/Talent Competition at a resort in New York for six years. Laura performed musical theater with the Franklin School of Performing Arts, in Franklin, MA. She was a featured solo singer on two television shows for 4 years in Massachusetts. She has been a soloist singing at the Hard Rock Café in Boston, MA. She has some experience singing with a band and as a wedding singer.
Teaching experience: Laura was an assistant choir instructor and music teacher for vacation bible study schools for 3 years. She has taught music classes in public schools before.
Music Inspirations: Broadway, Opera, Classical, Pop.
Favorite Musical Artists: Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Sarah Brightman, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Beethoven, Mozart, Kuhlau.
Hello my name is Laura H. I love teaching music because it is my passion in life. I enjoy going to karaoke, and open mic nights to perform. I am one of the music teachers responsible for teaching music at the birthday parties at Bach to Rock. I enjoy helping to make a child's dream birthday party come true with learning music. If you want an awesome birthday party, please sign up for a birthday party! If your dream is to learn music, I encourage you to sign up for lessons!
Michael S Teaches: Guitar, Bass
Education: Berklee College of Music, Studies Professional Music
Ryder C., New England native, is a musician and music educator with over 16 years of performance and teaching experience. Upon graduating from the Boston Arts Academy, Cambronne went on to obtain a Bachelors degree in performance from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s Degree in music education from Boston University. Cambronne has studied saxophone, clarinet, and flute extensively, and has performed in a wide variety of musical settings, including Ryles Jazz Club, The Boston Center for The Arts, The Berklee Performance Center, the Democratic National Convention, The National Mayors Conference, and benefits for organizations such as the United Way and the Boys and Girls Club. As an educator, Ryder has worked with students off all ages and experience levels on a wide variety of instruments, including saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, and piano. His balanced approach to teaching is based upon emphasizing a holistic blend of music technique and fundamentals, adapting to student’s specific learning styles and attentiveness to student’s unique musical goals and interests.
Tyler C. has been composing and performing music since he was 6 years old. Growing up in a very musical household in sunny southern California, Tyler studied classical piano before branching out into playing a diverse selection of both styles and instruments, including drums, vocals, guitar, bass, ukulele, and many others. Throughout his teaching career, which started in high school, Tyler has always sought to keep music education both relevant to his students’ lives and accessible to those who don’t otherwise have access to it, which is why he has spent the past two years working for a musical non-profit in Hyde Park. As a performing musician, Tyler has played jazz piano in big bands and combos, keyboards in professional wedding and event bands, bass and drums in singer/songwriter recording sessions and live shows, and worked for three years as the musical director of Boston University’s premiere co-ed a cappella group, In Achord. "Music, more than anything else, is play. That’s why, when we’re doing it, we call it playing.”
- 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.