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.
Staff & Music Teachers
Ken F. 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.
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
Stephanie P. graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music with a Professional Music Degree where she focused on vocal performance, songwriting, music business, and production. She is pop vocalist cross trained with a background in classical and musical theater. Stephanie has further vocal training from Noel Smith and Kevin Wilson’s 2018 Vocal Pedagogy Workshop at Boston Conservatory. A songwriter and recording artist, Stephanie leads her own band, Stephanie James. She also sings throughout New England at weddings and private events with The Hub. Stephanie uses her technical background and performance experience in various styles to teach healthy singing to her students.
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.”
PJ H. (currently on sabbatical) received his Bachelors of Art from Salem State University in Music and Writing in 2014. He has spent over 10 years working with children as an educator, private instructor, mentor, and basketball coach. PJ has spent the past few years performing all over the Western Hemisphere on cruise ships, touring with bands or in off-Broadway productions. He is excited to be a part of the B2R team and brings his high-energy and enthusiastic approach to teaching along with him. When he is not teaching percussion, piano, guitar or songwriting you can find him gigging all over the Boston area with Mad Yonder or on the road with LUX.
- 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.