Jim B-C. hails from Leesburg, VA. A NJ native, Jim got the music bug from his parents’ music collection ranging from Johnny Cash to The Beatles, and Bruce Springsteen (THE BOSS!) to Celine Dion. He also got the performing bug from countless trips to New York to see Broadway musicals, and viewing Disney movie musicals of the 1990s. He received his Bachelor's and Master's of Music at Shenandoah Conservatory. He has performed in various opera and musicals. Favorite credits include Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), How to Succeed... (Bud Frump; Broadway World Washington DC Award nominated for Best Actor), Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford), Little Women: The Musical (Laurie/Rodrigo), Mozart's Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio), and Verdi's Falstaff (Dr. Caius). As a director, he has directed Steel Magnolias, and will be directing an upcoming production of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. He volunteers his time with Sterling Playmakers as Treasurer of the Board of Directors and the vocal director to their singing troupe, On That Note. Jim is excited to take all of what he has learned from the performing world, and bring the love of all forms of music to his students.
Staff & Music Teachers
Julie S., a passionate and accomplished young musician, performer and cellist has toured world wide and performed as soloist with the Buffalo Suzuki Strings Advanced Performance Ensemble of Buffalo, NY. She held the position of principle cellist with the University of Florida Orchestra for two years. Recent performances include the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Cedar Rapids and Revival Theatre Company in Iowa. At the age of 3 Julie began her Suzuki cello training. She has since studied with Arie Lipsky, former principle cellist of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Julia Lichten of Purchase Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Steven Thomas at the University of Florida, Alan Harris of Eastman School of Music, and Yehuda Hanani of Mannes School of Music. In the spring of 2016 Julie graduated from Purchase College Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance. In May of 2018 she graduated with a Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Florida. As a graduate assistant of Dr. Steven Thomas with a focus on chamber music, Julie performed with the University of Florida Graduate Piano Trio, String Quartet and Piano Quintet and was principle cellist and section coach of the University of Florida Orchestra. Julie is a dedicated Suzuki cello teacher who sees the unlimited potential in children and the prospect of what they can accomplish. Suzuki certified books 1-7, she has trained with Sally Gross, Annette Constanzi, and Pamela Davenport. To further develop her teaching skills, Julie regularly attends Suzuki teacher trainer workshops.
Keegan D. is a Music Specialist and Audio Engineer. Keegan teaches piano, drum set, guitar, bass, strings, rock band, and Early Childhood. He is a musician born and raised in Northern Virginia, who shines through versatility. He is a singer/guitarist for the local rock band the Offbrands, but also has received training as a violinist, picking up the skills necessary to play various instruments. During the last few years, he was involved in multiple music programs, such as Music to Heal, and has played many benefit concerts with his band, in addition to being a part of the orchestra. His interest in music led him to start writing and recording his own music at a young age, opening a gateway into multiple genres. He has experience producing tracks with genres ranging from rock to rap, to EDM. An overall love of the arts inspires his curiosity when it comes to new sounds and types of music and drives him to always strive to create and share his passion with as many people as possible.
Lauren B. is originally from Baltimore, MD and currently resides in Leesburg, Virginia. She graduated from Shenandoah University with an undergraduate degree in Music with Elective Studies in Psychology and a Masters Certification in Music Therapy. Her principle instrument was voice with a minor in piano, but she also has been playing the clarinet for 21 years and oboe for 16 years. She is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Iota, an all women’s music fraternity whose purpose is to use music to promote philanthropic services throughout the community. Lauren first started singing in her local church from Baltimore, MD. This led her into serving as a worship leader for various churches in Baltimore, MD, Virginia and Lake Worth, FL. Her love for music extended through playing the clarinet and oboe on various orchestras and bands. Through college and post-college Lauren further developed her skills on piano, guitar, and voice to facilitate music therapeutically. Throughout college, she had the opportunity to perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, sing with the City of Washington Choir at the Kennedy Center, and perform with the Shenandoah Chorus and Conservatory Choirs while attending Shenandoah University. From classical to R&B, Lauren is passionate about exploring all genres of music and can’t wait to share music here at Bach to Rock!
Noah Hi! My name is Noah. I grew up in northern Virginia and currently live in Leesburg. I have been playing and studying all kinds of music since I was seven years old, when I first started taking piano lessons. When I was in fourth grade, I picked up the euphonium for the school wind ensemble and I have been playing it ever since. In high school, I even started a heavy metal band with my friends called Fourth in Line, where I played bass guitar. After high school I went to college to continue studying music. I received my bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College in July 2020, where the central focus of my studies was writing music. I have had several of my original works performed throughout the years. I am very excited to be teaching at Bach to Rock! I am here to ensure that my students will learn to express themselves, feel accomplished, and most importantly that they have fun. I welcome students of all ages and skill levels to come jam with me! Rock on.
Trevor H. Music Specialist with proficiency in Piano, Drums, Guitar and Vocals. Trevor grew up in Northern Virginia. His love of music began at an early age. He started playing drums at just five years old and by the time he was eight, he was performing in a band that he formed with family and friends. At the age of thirteen, Trevor decided to learn to play the piano and by sixteen, he was self-taught in both piano and guitar. He took an interest in singing at an early age as well and was accepted into multiple honors choirs including the Virginia All-State Choir. Trevor is a multi-instrumentalist whose goal to make every lesson fun and musically enriching.
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.