Staff & Music Teachers

Anne Weycker

Anne Weycker is the Site Director at B2R Mamaroneck. Hailing from Detroit, MI, Anne's love of music was inspired by the eclectic influence of the Motor City's finest—from Motown artists like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Marvin Gaye, to the stylized rap antics of Eminem and Kid Rock. Not content to simply being an avid listener, Anne was determined to become an active participant in the music realm, and at the age of eleven she started taking voice lessons that nurtured her affinity for music even more. Over the next 12 years of studying vocal performance, Anne continued to experiment with various vocal genres, honing her talents until she discovered her passion in jazz. Anne loves to record demos and auditions around the United States, writing her own material and making guest appearances on fellow artists' recordings. Outside of B2R, she is completing her B.A. in Management of Musical Enterprises from CUNY Baruch College. Anne is absolutely delighted to be a part of B2R, and she is excited to help young artists discover their talents and love of music!

Christian T.

Christian T., Assistant Director, teaches Drums, Piano, and Recording Arts at B2R. He has been a musician for fifteen years and a graduate from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor Degree in Music and Sound Recording.  He has played with numerous bands in genres ranging from metal to hip hop and everything in between.  His knowledge in recording and music theory has given him a greater understanding of music and his positive personality has helped him to impact the lives of many students and fellow musicians. Apart from teaching at Bach to Rock, Christian is an engineer at a recording studio where he plays a role in recording and producing music as well as producing his own electronic music. He is so excited to bring his knowledge and love for music to B2R Mamaroneck!

Alex T.

Alex T. grew up in Westchester where he began taking piano lessons from his mother at the age of 6. He quickly dominated the Westchester piano competition circuit where he won first place in several esteemed organizations such as the International Bradshaw & Buono, Heddy Kilian, Westchester Musicians Guild’s Rosalyn Tobey and many other notable piano competitions. Alex began his teaching career while attending Rye Neck High School where he began teaching music lessons to other children in the neighborhood. After receiving scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music he pursued his bachelor degree and graduated with honors. He has since toured the world in a number of musical styles - most recently throughout SE Asia where he played guitar and arranged for the band “Dead as Disco”. Separate from his music career, Alex has taught high school Math, Science and English. Realizing that teaching was the basis for progress in our society Alex has devoted himself completely to the pursuit of a better tomorrow and a more musical future.

Ben L.

Ben L. is a Piano and Guitar teacher at Bach to Rock in Mamaroneck. He grew up in Rye Brook, NY where he began playing piano at the age of 7 years old and guitar soon after. Growing up he had a passion for blues and jazz and played mostly by ear. Later on he graduated from Berklee College of Music and studied jazz piano with Jazz legend Joanne Brackeen as well as other great teachers. He also studied with Mike Ledonne in New York City. He spent time in Colorado after music school playing in various bands and playing in different clubs in Denver. He recently relocated back to NY and is focusing on writing original music. Ben is excited to be part of the team!

Clemens G.

Clemens G. teaches Drums, Percussion, Piano and Rock Band at B2R. Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, he was heavily influenced by his father, a well-known part of the local Rock and Live music scene, which brought Clemens to pursue his career as a drummer professionally at a young age. After two years of studying at the Hochschule für Musik Carl-Maria-Von-Weber in Dresden, Germany, and several musical journeys through many places in Europe he received a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he intensified his studies with legends such as Kenwood Dennard, Billy Kilson, Terri Lyne Carrington and Ralph Peterson. Throughout his entire life as a musician, Clemens realized that learning Piano, Composition, Arranging and multiple Percussion instruments from Africa and the Orient as well as Latin- and South America would lead him to a deeper understanding of the roots and heritage of modern popular music and a more definitive musicianship. He performed and recorded with many musicians from all over the world and his art is recognized in various different styles of music such as Jazz, Rock, Pop, RnB, Soul, Funk, Afro-Cuban, Latinjazz, Brazil, Middle-Eastern and World Music. After having received the Armand Zildjian Percussion Award at Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in music Performance, Clemens moved to New York City to pursue his career as a musician and educator and is stoked to be part of the amazing team at B2R.

Declan J.

Declan J. is a Guitar, Electric Bass, and Piano teacher at B2R Music School. Declan started playing guitar at the age of 10, teaching himself from whatever resources were available. It was in college that he began to study music formally with a focus in Jazz style on the guitar and classical style on the piano. It was there, at Manhattanville College, that Declan decided to pursue a career in Music Education and plans to graduate in the Spring of 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master's degree in the following Spring. Declan hopes to take everything he has learned and pass it on to his students at Bach to Rock and aims to give them access to material from J.S Bach to their favorite artists of today.

Enoc R.

Enoc R. is a piano, bass, and woodwinds teacher at Bach to Rock Mamaroneck. Beginning his musical journey playing saxophone in the public school system, Enoc also took classical piano lessons outside of school and at the age of 11 began to play classical recital competitions. As Enoc began to develop more as both a piano and saxophone player his focus shifted from classical to jazz. In high school he began trying to break into the New York City jazz scene, sitting in on sessions and gigs. Enoc got his first break on scene, however, as a bass player, mainly hired as a side man. Enoc is now perusing a degree in Music Education at Manhattanville College with a focus on jazz studies while still playing as a reliable sideman and band leader. He is excited to bring his knowledge and love of music to his students!

Gandhi G

Gandhi G. teaches drums and piano at B2R Mamaroneck. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Gandhi was influenced by his father and family’s involvement in the world of music, and took lessons at the prestigious Dina Music Education School and the Mubarak Music School. He continued his drum study abroad and earned his degree in Drum Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music in 2012. Gandhi is currently a regular performer in the New York City music scene, and is thrilled to be a part of the Bach to Rock family!

Jack S.
Jack S. teaches guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, and vocals at B2R. He has had a love for playing music since he started with the guitar 14 years ago. Jack is from Portland, Maine and has been producing, writing, and performing as an artist in New York for a year and a half. Jack has broad musical experiences having been in marching bands, orchestras, and multiple bands performing genres from Punk to R&B. Jack is currently attending Manhattanville College and is expected to graduate in May of 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Production and Performance. Jack has a colossal love and passion for music, and is excited to share it at B2R with all of his talented students!
Kevin K.

Kevin K. teaches voice, piano, glee club, and early child hood classes at Bach to Rock! Kevin has been singing and performing since the age of 5. Kevin is currently a student at Manhattanville College, earning a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre. As well as being a musical theatre performer he is also a singer-songwriter. Sharing the passion of love and music that he has with students is a dream come true for Kevin!

Kris A.

Kris A. is a drums, bass, and guitar teacher at B2R. He grew a strong passion for listening to music at a very young age. He started playing on his grandfather’s drum set in middle school which would spark his interest in music much further. He would go on to learn guitar, bass, and production later on. Kris has been a part of several bands and musical projects and is now a member of two bands. He is currently in the process of recording an alternative rock album as the producer/engineer/drummer and occasional bassist/guitarist. He has a wide interest in various genres throughout many time periods including: alternative, rock, jazz, soul, hip hop, trip hop, pop, etc. Kris is now a student at the SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Music studying Studio Production, and is excited to work with the B2R team to inspire passion and creativity in students.

Marcelo M

Marcelo M. is a multi-instrumentalist and studio specialist at B2R who teaches electric bass, upright bass and guitar, as well as beginner drums and piano. Born in Santos, Brazil, Marcelo started playing the electric bass during high school. His love for music led him to enroll at Souza Lima music conservatory where he began to study the upright bass. Shortly thereafter, he transferred to Berklee College of Music to finish his Dual Degree in Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production with a Minor on Visual Arts. Marcelo focused his studies on Jazz/Classical performance and music production with an emphasis on scoring for videos/advertisements. He was also able to study with great artists like: Neal Smith, Tia Fuller, Dave Santoro, Jim Odgren, Ron Mahdi, Joe Carrier among others. Marcelo has performed with the Berklee Contemporary Orchestra, Berklee World Strings Orchestra with Tigran Hamasyan, recorded with Kenny Werner and Peter Eldridge and numerous other musicians and bands in the USA and abroad. We are happy to welcome Marcelo to B2R Port Washington.

Matthew W

Matthew W. is a guitar, bass, drum, and piano teacher at Bach to Rock Mamaroneck. After taking an introductory guitar course at the age of 12, Matthew has since spent his life honing his craft as a well-rounded musician. Matthew entered Manhattanville College in 2014 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, with a focus on jazz guitar. With years of studying music and experience playing with numerous live acts, Matthew is dedicated in sharing his knowledge and passion of music to every student at Bach to Rock Mamaroneck!

 

Nolan F.

Nolan F. is a Guitar, Piano, and Brass teacher at B2R music school. Nolan has always had an interest in music, largely because he would always hear his father practicing the trombone in the house. At age 9 Nolan decided he also wanted to play the trombone, and his dad helped mold him into a young musician. Nolan has since picked up the Guitar, Bass, Clarinet, Tuba, and Piano and is always trying to push himself to learn new musical skills and styles. Nolan graduated from Manhattanville college in May of 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and will be graduating with his Master's degree in January of 2019. He is very excited to be able to put his degree to use and work with the amazing team at Bach to Rock!

Patrea C

Patrea C. is an administrative assistant, party leader, and early childhood teacher at B2R. A Mamaroneck local, Patrea has spent years perfecting her talents as a singer and songwriter, and is currently working toward releasing her first album of original songs. She is excited to be a part of the B2R Mamaroneck team, and looks forward to making music fun for every student she teaches!

Rich K.

Rich K. is a Drum Set, Rudimental Snare Drumming, Hand Percussion, Music Production/ Engineering and Rock Band teacher at Bach to Rock Mamaroneck. Starting formal lessons at the age of 9, he progressed to earning First Chair Percussion in County and All State Bands in High School. After High School, he Toured with Jazz/Funk/Rock Fusion Band Whyte Lyte, going on to attend Berklee College of Music and earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Synthesis. While at Berklee, he was awarded The Berklee Performance Division Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding musicianship. Settling in NYC in 1991, Rich has been a Band Member and Hired Gun for many! The Zen Tricksters, Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees) Norah Jones, Bruce Cockburn, The Fire Men, Gavin DeGraw, Denise Barbarita, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), to name a few. He’s proficient in many styles of Drumming, but really enjoys teaching drummers how to find the right part for a Song, which often has nothing to do with a particular style. He also knows how to teach a drummer to groove and record a drum set. VERY important! His teachers and mentors have been many, including Vincent “Muzzy” Mizzoni, Gary Chester, Gary Chaffee, Bob Moses, Alan Hall and Ed Uribe. As a composer, he’s written and produced music for his own projects and for Heavy Hitters Music which licenses for Film and T.V. The Team at B2R Mamaroneck is amazing, and he is looking forward to teaching!

Sam K.

Sam K. is a guitar, piano, voice, and band instructor at B2R. He has been playing music since he was five years old. Classically trained on guitar, he teaches all genres and styles of music, and is great with kids. He has diverse knowledge of songs from the 1950s to today and has gone on to perform with Pete Seeger, Paul Schaffer, original Beach Boy Al Jardine, and sang lead vocals in the 2015 lineup of The Left Banke ("Walk Away Renee"). When he’s not on the road touring or recording with his band, he’s teaching music.

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.