Staff & Music Teachers

Adam

Adam - Instruments taught - guitar, bass, beginning piano, vocals and ukulele.  I began taking guitar lessons at the age of 13 in the north Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois, then continued my interest of music throughout college where I received my BA in music in Minnesota from Winona State University.  I moved from Los Angeles to Folsom with my wife and 2 year old daughter in May of 2017.  I'm a full time musician and producer and I love teaching kids and adults how to play their favorite songs, it's one of my biggest joys!  

Earl F. S.

Earl F. S. -  grew up in Orange County, CA where he spent his teenage years writing and performing compositions in Church. He began studying classical piano at age 9 and voice at age 13. Earl went on to study music composition at Long Beach State, then transferred to Cal State Northridge (CSUN) to focus on film scoring and earn his Bachelors of Music. Though he loves sharing the joy of music, Earl draws inspiration from his greatest joy: his daughter Faith.  With over 15 years experience in the entertainment industry, Earl's productions can be found on major films, TV, and radio around the globe. However, Earl approaches his work with great humility and skilled professionalism. He is passionate about teaching private and group classes for multiple instruments, film scoring, vocal coaching, audio engineering, and more.

Inna G.

Inna G. - Birthday: January 16th - Instrument: Piano, Voice, Woodwinds, Strings - At the age of 14 I graduated from music school where I studied piano, vocal, saxophone, and composition writing. I my bachelors in Music in Moscow and have been attending CSU for my bachelors in piano and music education. I love to teach children of all ages in any style that they love.

Jessica

Jessica - Birthday: August 23rd - Instruments: Brass, Piano, Woodwinds - I grew up in South Florida and moved to Sacramento in early 2016. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance and Master’s Degree in multiple Woodwind Performance from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. I play flute, piano, bassoon, saxophone, oboe, clarinet and have been a dedicated musician for 15 years. I also currently play the bassoon in the Sacramento Symphonic Winds.

Justin

Justin - I’ve been playing guitar and drums for almost 10 years. I am in a band that plays shows on weekends and records on weekdays. I’m passionate about education and love kids! I play almost all styles/genres of music and my teaching style emphasizes the importance of fun, muscle memory and making and achieving goals.

Mike D.

Mike D., audio engineer and multi-instrumentalist, with a degree in Music Production/ Recording Arts, brings music to a new level. At 4 years old, picking up a guitar started everything, and learning other instruments simply came along with the territory. Now 25 years later, Mike Dow operates a Mobile Recording Studio, and thrives to deliver an emotional experience with his musical abilities. Music IS life, and sharing an experience IS everything.

Sebastian

Sebastian - 19  Guitarist, Pianist, Singer.  I can also play alto saxophone, as well as offshoots of guitar like ukulele and bass.  I'm a student at Folsom Lake College studying music and English writing, with aspirations to become a teacher.  Music has been a part of my life since I was a child, and I look forward to sharing it with you too!

Trenton F

Trenton F - I am 21 years old and I teach guitar and piano. I began studying guitar at age 11, and piano at age 13. After high school I studied music at American River College and received an Associates degree in Music Production/Recording Arts. I have been teaching music lessons for 6 years, and I enjoy sharing my love of music with others. 

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.