David James, is the Site Director of B2R Rocklin. David was a classical piano performance major and also obtained an undergraduate degree in Business Administration as well as an MBA from California State University, Eastbay. David has lived in the Caribbean and Costa Rica, but is native to California. Musically, he has performed in many venues such as concerts, Christmas musicals, and weddings. He also was the music director for a Hollywood short film and has assisted musical producers in various projects. His passion is providing top notch music education to everyone and exciting people about the benefits of learning an instrument.
Staff & Music Teachers
Amber F. grew up with a very musical family and started playing the flute in 4th grade and singing in school musical performances. She quickly found her passions for music and learned other instruments, including piano, trumpet, French horn, cello, and voice. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Diversified Liberal Studies From University of the Pacific in Stockton in 2004, and her teaching credential in Multiple Subjects from UC Davis in 2005. She was a classroom teacher for 3 years before she started teaching General Music, Keyboards, and Beginning Band in public schools for 6 years. She is now performing with the Sacramento State University Chorus. She has a passion for classical music, but enjoys all other genres of music as well.
Antonio B., Instructor/admin assistant, first fell in love with the violin at two and a half years old while going to a bilingual school in Madrid, Spain. Over the course of 18+ years, he has studied at music conservatories in Spain and Belgium that have shaped him into the musician he is today. When you hear Antonio play the violin, you don't just see the training and direction he has received, you see the passion he has for music. He believes that being a musician isn't just playing notes and chords; it's cultivating a connection with the instrument and allowing it to be an extension of yourself. This is what he is ready to share with the generations to come.
Caleb H. started playing guitar at the age of six. Since then he fell in love with music altogether and started playing the bass at 12 and drums at 14. He taught music privately all throughout high school and after graduating took a job as an assistant music director at his church where he worked for six years training younger musicians and playing in large venues. He now plays professionally as a hired on musician all around Sacramento as well as gigs in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He is also an accomplished songwriter with a band of his own.
Jon M. is a drum teacher and the audio recording engineer at B2R Rocklin. He has been playing drums his whole life. Grew up in the area and graduated From Del Oro High School where he was active in all the bands. He then went on to study Audio Recording at American River College. He has played in pit orchestras for plays, been a studio musician, been in bands and currently volunteers on drums and sound at his church. He loves all genres of music.
Karlyn L. is studying theatre at William Jessup University and has been playing the violin for over a decade. She likes to play all styles of music including classical, blue grass, jazz, folk, and movie soundtracks. When she’s not shredding strings, she usually has a bush in her hand and paint splatters on her forehead. Her heart belongs in the rugged Rocky Mountains in her home state of Colorado (which is a great place to find some mean fiddlin’). For musical inspiration Karlyn likes to listen to The Punch Brothers, Lindsey Sterling, Yo-Yo Ma, Josh Garrels, and John Powell.
Kevin B.'s number one passion, ever since he was very young, was always music, and especially singing. He was a music major at both American River College and Sac State, studying everything from opera to choir. Since graduating he has performed in various community musical theatre productions and pursued various other projects relating to music and theatre, even making his debut as a music director in Sutter Theater's production of "13". Kevin's musical taste is very eclectic, ranging from hard rock and metal to classical and celtic music. He hopes to have long career that is filled with many different exciting projects.
Kristen S. grew up in a diverse family of music lovers and performers. She was exposed to all kinds of music from classical to rock, and credits that for her appreciation of music and the impact it has had on her. She took piano lessons along with her twin sister and brother and first began playing the flute in the 5th grade. While she almost chose to pursue the vocal arts when entering high school, she chose to attend band camp at Placer High School and credits band with being the grounding force in her high school years. Along with the flute, she learned the piccolo. Kristen has a love for young children and wants to share the appreciation of music with them at an early age. She continues to play with the Auburn Winds, and looks forward to continuing her schooling in education.
Parker H. first picked up the guitar when he was 8 years old and hasn't put it down since. Parker believes that playing the guitar is much more than just music, he’s found a sense of unity and a fundamental understanding of interactions with his surroundings. His determination as a musician led him to form his own band, where he plays lead guitar, a group which he believes offers the revitalization of Rock n Roll music. He gives credit to having a great teacher who has taught him the importance of persistence, practice and focus. He is now ready to give his knowledge to the next generation of guitarist.
Sierra recently moved back to Northern California after a few years of living in Pittsburgh, PA to attend college at Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts. This spring, she graduated with a BA in Musical Theatre, and a minor in Applied Vocal Studies. She has been playing piano since she was a little girl, and singing for as long as she can remember! Sierra has taught piano and voice for the last few years, while in college. Immediately after college she did a national summer tour with Missoula Children's Theatre, bringing the musical "Peter and Wendy" to kids in cities all over the country! Sierra is ecstatic to be back in her hometown, and for the opportunity to teach for Bach to Rock. She is so excited to bring her love of music to young artists in the area!
Sydney G. grew up in Fresno, CA and spent a lot of time pursuing her musical interests. All her life she has been involved with vocal performance and choirs. She has traveled all around the world singing amazing music. She loves all animals and loves to swim when it is hot outside. She loves watching Once Upon A Time and is a huge fan of Harry Potter, Twilight, and anything Disney. Her favorite color is a tie between blue and purple and she will never turn down the chance to sing karaoke!
- 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.