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!
Staff & Music Teachers
Casey Drum is the Assistant Director at B2R. She is a Music Therapist and has a Master of Science degree in Music Therapy and a minor in Psychology. Casey will soon receive a Board Certification in Music Therapy and a License for Creative Art Therapy. She has had a passion for music ever since she was a little girl and started playing the flute at age nine. In high school, she added the piano and continued with the guitar and percussion in college. Casey has given music lessons on a variety of instruments to children and adults with a variety of ability and talent. She has also given music lessons to people with disabilities; as well as individual and group music therapy sessions. Besides working at Bach to Rock in Mamaroneck, she has also worked at the Bach to Rock in Port Washington. She previously held the position of Griffen program coordinator at Willow Towers in New Rochelle. Casey is excited to be a part of the team and inspire kids every day with music!
Christian T. 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!
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. 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.
Emmalie T. teaches Woodwinds and Piano at B2R. A resident of Port Chester, New York, Emmalie has always loved the arts. She started on clarinet at the age of 9 and learned flute and saxophone when she was in high school. She has played in various musicals and orchestral performances at venues including several halls in Lincoln Center, and she currently performs in a clarinet-violin-piano trio. Emmalie is a student at Mannes College in NYC and will earn her Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance in 2019. Emmalie is very excited to share her passion with the students at Bach to Rock!
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!
Kelli M. is a Piano and Early Childhood instructor. Born and raised in Aiea, Hawaii Kelli grew up surrounded by various cultural music where she started with the Ukulele and Shime Daiko (Okinawa Drum). Her love for music expanded to the piano which continues to be her primary instrument. She’s an avid, self-proclaimed "band geek", playing the french horn in her high school marching band, all state band, and college brass ensemble. Kelli graduated from Whittier College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a focus in ethnomusicology and composition. She enjoys composing instrumental pieces, writing songs, and got her first gig as a composer for a haunted corn maze in Sacramento, CA. Being an 80’s rock fan, Kelli eventually took up the guitar, which came in handy during her recently completed master of arts program in music therapy from New York University. Kelli is currently a certificate candidate, training at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy and is very excited and thankful to be part of the B2R team! She is looking forward to sharing this passion and inviting students to experience the amazing world of music.
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!
Mack W. teaches Guitar and Rock Band at B2R Mamaroneck. He believes in teaching lessons that are designed to help you achieve your specific goals as a musician—from being able to strum through your first song, to playing that incredible tapping solo you've always loved, to improvising on a Charlie Parker tune. Mack has been playing guitar since the age of 7, and teaching guitar lessons since he was 16. His guitar playing draws influence from a wide variety of guitarists and musicians and from a diverse set of genres. Although jazz has occupied a significant portion of his performing career, Mack also has deep roots in rock, folk, and singer/songwriter music, as well as instrumental funk groups, and composes and performs original material for all of these genres. He has been also been fortunate to study with some truly amazing teachers and musicians along the way. Mack holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance Degree from the University of New Hampshire, and is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Jazz Studies at New York University.
Mahsa M. is a guitar, piano, and Early Childhood instructor at Bach to Rock! Mahsa began her education at the Circus Center in San Francisco, a comprehensive professional circus-training program. Upon completing the two-year program she attained a certification in Circus Arts and was invited to join the Medical Clown Project, which provides therapeutic arts such as music, circus, and theater as a component of integrated medical care. Mahsa has also earned her degree in Music from LaGuardia College. In addition, Mahsa has performed internationally with Circus Finelli with her one-of-a-kind percussion contraption, the Beat Feet Orchestra. The Beat Feet orchestra is a mobile wonder of musical engineering, pumping joyous sounds into the atmosphere with a back-pack drum set and guitar. Mahsa is also enrolled in a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training where she will develop teaching skills that will enrich and inspire her students. She is really excited to share her music gifts with all of her students at Bach to Rock!
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. 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!
Nathan S. is a strings teacher at Bach to Rock. He began playing the violin at the age of five years old. He graduated from Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music. His teachers have been Mary Barton, Joey Corpus and is currently studying under Mary Ann Mumm. He has also played in masterclasses for Ida Kavafian, Joseph Silverstein, and Weigang Li. As an orchestral musician, Nathan has played under the direction of some of the most prominent conductors in the world, including, Gerard Schwarz, Ken Lam, Grant Cooper, Steven Reineke, and Keith Lockhart. He has played in some of America’s most prominent concert halls including Carnegie Hall and David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fischer Hall) at Lincoln Center. With a passion for teaching, Nathan studied Suzuki Pedagogy at the School for Strings under Allen Lieb. He taught at Montclair’s Preparatory Center for the Arts for 2 years, assisting with the instruction of the Suzuki Group Classes, worked as an Intern with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s CHAMPS (Character, Achievement and Music Project) at University Heights Charter School in Newark and an administrative assistant for the Paterson Music Project, offering support at two sites of the Community Charter School of Paterson. During the summers, Nathan has participated in the Eastern Music Festival and Brevard Music Center. He is excited to inspire students at Bach to Rock!
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!
Rachel A. is a voice, piano, guitar and early childhood development instructor at B2R. Growing up in the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas, she took to music and performing from a young age. Throughout her childhood, Rachel sought to learn a variety of instruments, ranging from piano to the French horn. As she learned more about music, she began to teach brass and vocal lessons to younger students, as well as guitar classes to campers at a local summer camp. As a teenager, she began writing and performing her own material around Austin and was soon admitted to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts to study music performance and songwriting under Sir Paul McCartney. Highlights of her time earning her bachelor’s in music include singing at Abbey Road Studios, recording her first singles and performing around north west England. After moving to Manhattan in the fall of 2016, Rachel is now living the dream pursuing her professional career as a musician and instructor. Outside of teaching in Mamaroneck, she currently is composing for theatre/short videos/podcasts, performing in NYC and preparing to release more original music this summer. Her varied background, in addition to her multi-instrumentalism, informs her well-rounded approach to teaching music. She looks forward to passing on her training and passion for music to her students at B2R to help them achieve their dreams!
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!
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!
- 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.