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Staff & Music Teachers

Andy

Andy C. is a guitar, bass and piano instructor, also trained in vocals and French Horn. As an active musician and passionate performer, you'll find him practicing and performing with his rock band in his free time. Having studied both music and psychology at college and spent years of working therapeutically with kids with disabilities, Andy has a talent for figuring out how to best teach music according to a student's particular style.

Barney B.

Barney B. is an electric bass, guitar, piano and ukulele instructor. He’s been playing professionally since the age of 17, when bands with funky horn sections reigned supreme. He later moved to Seattle, where he earned his BA in musical composition and performance from Cornish College. He’s written for a myriad of musical acts, including salsa bands, gospel groups, jazz combos, chamber and full orchestras, and others. He’s also performed with an equally diverse list of groups, including performances with the Cascade Youth Orchestra.

Blake J.

Blake J. has extensive training in guitar and vocals, but also plays piano, bass, ukulele, drums even saxophone. Blake graduated from Berklee College of Music, Boston, before moving to Nashville where he played in several bands, pursued his original music as well as worked as a sound engineer. He has played at venues in California, Oregon, Washington, Boston, Tennessee, and even India. Blake was part of the original teacher crew here at Bach to Rock Redmond when we first opened! He since moved out of the Puget Sound area to fulfill a calling as a full time performing musician. With B2R adding an online teaching option we are so happy to be able to bring Blake back online to B2R!

Jason K.

Jason K. is a saxophone, clarinet and ukulele instructor. He has been playing saxophone for 12 years, and clarinet for 11. He earned his BA in classical performance at Virginia Commonwealth University, and has ample experience across many genres, from jazz and rock to funk and hip hop. He performs with his own band around Seattle with both saxophone and clarinet.

Joe F.

Joe F. is a guitar, drum, bass and piano instructor. He studied classical and pop composition at SCC, and from there attended The University of Houston to get his AA in education. A teacher of 14 years, he connects with students of all ages and multiple styles. Joe has years of experience in home and pro studios helping produce local music of all genres and also performs with his band around Seattle.

Michael K.

Michael K. is a strings, piano and voice instructor. His favorite instrument is the cello and he has played in string ensembles, chamber and symphonic orchestras as well as sung in choirs, musical theater productions, and other vocal ensembles from the age 9. He graduated from Northwest University's Contemporary Music Industry program and studied there as a teacher's assistant. He loves to compose and arrange music in his free time and is a whiz in ProTools recording software.

Stuart

Stuart is a Drum and Trumpet teacher who also has experience with piano, guitar, and ukulele. In the past he has led many ensembles including but not limited to rock bands, wind ensembles, and Jazz bands. He is a graduate of San Jose state University for jazz studies, and his musical interest ranges from traditional to electronic music.

Vicki

Vicki is a vocal and piano teacher who is just getting back into private teaching after being the driving force behind bringing extra curricular music programs into multiple Lake Washington School District schools, which won her a number of local, state and national PTA awards. Vicki herself has been singing and performing since before she could read. She took eight years of private piano and vocal performance lessons and went into musical theater, also creating choreography for productions. Liked by kids of all ages, she has a special fondness for early education.

Why B2R?

  • 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.

B2R Curriculum

  • 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.