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
Catherine N. is a Piano, Voice and Early Childhood teacher at B2R. Raised in Saint Clair, Pennsylvania, this small town girl was brought up on her mother’s record collection of rock and roll and Broadway show tunes. Catherine has been singing and playing piano since 1998 and has been teaching children’s dance, music, and theatre classes since 2009. In May 2016, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of the Arts degree in Musical Theatre with a minor in Music along with a concentration in Dance. While a student there, she was featured in nine main stage plays and musicals, as well as in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of Les Miserables. She also performed, music directed, choreographed and stage managed countless student-directed works. Now a resident of Astoria, her dreams of being an actress and performing arts teacher in New York have come true, and she believes in encouraging her students to follow their dreams as well!
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.
Dan S. specializes in recording arts, guitar, bass, and drums at B2R. Starting at the age of six, music quickly became a big part of life. Involving himself in every musical opportunity available to him as a student, he now draws from a diverse background that ranges from heavy metal drummer to pop guitarist (and everything in between). At the age of eighteen, Dan was able to begin his professional career as a studio musician and instructor. After earning a Bachelor's degree in Music and Sound Recording from the University of New Haven, Dan has since focused his skills on music production and composition. His eclectic style, and ability to take a song from concept to finished product, has led to his playing and writing being featured across commercial recordings, promotional videos, and soundtracks. He constantly looks for new ways to improve and learn, as well as the next big challenge, and is eager to bring this enthusiasm to B2R!
Daniel B. teaches Drums, Piano, Bass, and Rock Band at B2R. He believes in using the fluidity between the many genres of music popular today and an understanding of their influences from years past--from rock, soul, and funk to classical--to shape a unique lesson for each of his students. Born and raised in South Salem, NY, Daniel knew he wanted to be a musician after going to his first elementary school choir rehearsal. He graduated from Oberlin College in 2015, earning a BA in Musical Studies through studying at the renowned Oberlin Conservatory. At Oberlin, Daniel further developed a strong background in arranging, a cappella singing, and musical directing with the Obertones, a men's collegiate cappella group that tours the eastern seaboard every spring. Daniel currently performs on drums and piano in the NYC area with Cicero & the Orations, an eclectic rock group that has stuck together since his high school days, and writes and arranges for friends in TV and other areas. At the moment, he especially enjoys listening to Lianne La Havas, The Derek Trucks Band, D'Angelo, Take 6, and The Meters.
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!
Ian M. is a Violin, Guitar, Keyboard, and Rock Band instructor at B2R. With a background in classical training as well as a great deal of experience in pop and rock related genres, he looks to incorporate repertoire and technique that will best cater to his students interests and passions. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Goldens Bridge, NY, Ian spent his younger years playing violin and piano and picked up guitar once he reached highschool. Unsure of what he wanted to pursue in life, Ian took a music theory class his first semester of college and immediately decided that he wanted to continue with music and quickly became a music major, completing his B.S. in Music at Hunter College in NYC. During his time at Hunter, Ian was part of all but two ensembles that Hunter offers and was president of its co-ed acappella group, Hawkappella. Currently, Ian is taking a few ensemble classes at Hunter to prepare for his eventual pursuit of a Masters in Composition, as well as playing around NYC with a number of bands. He primarily plays guitar and sings in Cicero & the Orations, an eclectic indie-rock band that plays frequently around NYC.
Jared R. teaches keyboard, guitar, and rock band at Bach to Rock Mamaroneck. He began taking piano lessons at age 6 and later began taking vocal lessons, as well as picking up the guitar in high school. Jared spent most of his time growing up in a small town in southern New Hampshire where he discovered his passion for music by listening to the records his parents would play. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire and is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Studio Composition at SUNY Purchase. He has studied and enjoys playing a wide variety of styles including rock, pop, folk, jazz, classical, and ragtime. He is also an avid songwriter and has been writing and recording his original music since early high school. Jared is excited to share his knowledge of music with his students and hopes that his enthusiasm for the art will inspire his students as much as it has inspired him!
Katelyn W. teaches voice, piano, and early childhood music education at B2R Mamaroneck. Katelyn started singing and acting at the age of 10, and has loved every minute of it ever since! She has performed in a variety of shows ranging from school productions to community theatre. One of the fondest memories she has in her singing career thus far is when she was able to perform in New York City with her school choir. Katelyn is currently a student at Manhattanville College and will be graduating in May 2017, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre. Katelyn strives to give each student the tools to achieve their musical goals while making lessons fun and creative. She is so excited to be a part of the B2R team and give her students a chance to reveal their inner Rock Star!
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.
Mike L. is a bass, guitar, and fretted instrument specialist at B2R Mamaroneck. He received his degree in Electric Bass Performance from Berklee College of Music in 1978. After touring with several national bands, he moved to New York City as a working professional musician and songwriter in 1983. He has appeared and/or recorded with Carole King, Joan Osborne, Rufus Wainwright, Rick Derringer, Tom Dowd, Steven Stills and Mick Jones, Eddie Van Halen, the Gypsy Kings, Meryl Streep, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Paul Hipp, Max Weinberg and the Uptown Horns, Hunter S. Thompson, and many others. He also appeared in the hit, off-broadway productions of "Love Janis" and "My Boyfriend Is a Zombie." Mike is a founding member of Citizens of Contrary Knowledge. Their songs "You're What you Wish You Are..." and "Contrary Radio" are played on hundreds of independent and college radio stations in the USA and in South America. The band also had songs featured on Nickelodeon's "Zoey 101" and "Drake and Josh". Mike's own song "House of Cards" was licensed by Showtime's acclaimed show, "The Tudors" Additionally, his music has been played on National TV commercials for Taco Bell, Applebee's, Pepsi, General Motors, American Express, and even featured in the movie soundtrack for the movie "I am Sam." Mike brings a wealth of experience and robust musical knowledge into his classroom. We are proud to have him on the the team at B2R Mamaroneck!
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!
Ryan L. is a guitar and rock band instructor at B2R. Starting at the early age of 10, he quickly found his niche in the world of music, completely submerging himself in all aspects of rock and roll, blues, and pop music. With early influences such as Guns N' Roses, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, and Jimi Hendrix, he was able to include aspects from different players into his own unique style. Currently focusing on more progressive rock and jazz fusion jam bands, an entire new area of music and teaching has unfolded. Ryan is a seasoned performer who is eager to share his knowledge and passion for music with everyone.
- 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.