Staff & Music Teachers

Michelle Zeno

Michelle Zeno - Birthday: April 11th - Michelle Zeno is the Assistant Site Director at Bach to Rock Folsom. Growing up as the daughter of a musician her passion for music flourished. She received her BA from Sacramento State in PR. She also has experience as a Marketing Director for a promotional company that hosts major concerts at venues such as Ace of Spades and Harlow’s in the Sacramento area. 

Benjamin W.

Benjamin W. - Birthday: July 28th - Instrument: Saxophone, Guitar, Piano - I started music in the 4th grade playing the clarinet. In the 5th grade I transitioned to saxophone. I played alto for 5 years and bari for my sophomore and junior year of high school. I graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelor’s of Arts in music and am now teaching at Bach to Rock.

Aaron V.

Aaron V. - Birthday: July 9th - Instruments: Guitar, Trumpet, Piano, Voice - I started playing trumpet and guitar in 5th grade and played in a jazz band through middle and high school. I’ve been playing jazz, rock, blues, and classical music for years, and now I study music at Folsom Lake College.

Bailey P

Bailey P. - Birthday: September 6th - Instruments: Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, voice, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele - I started taking guitar lessons when I was in the 5th grade and have played ever since. Then in high school I joined choir and now currently sing with Folsom Lake College Choir.

Danielle B.

Danielle B. - Birthday: April 5th - Instruments: Voice - My intro to music was in a local children’s choir, that taught performance, harmony, and theory. This led to many musical theater performances, church choirs, and classical training. Music is such a fun and exciting subject! I can’t wait to share it with you.

Derek W.

Derek W. - Birthday: April 14 - Instruments: Drums, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Dizi, World Drums - Both my father and grandfather were drummers. My mother is a professional opera singer and my brother is an actor/singer. I was born into music. I have played numerous musicals as a pit drummer. I have studied jazz at both Sac. State and University of Nevada. If jazz or latin funk drumming is your passion, let me be your guide.

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.

Julian B.

Julian B. - Birthday: April 28th - Instruments: Drums, Guitar - Hi! My name is Julian. I've been playing drums and guitar for 7 years. I'm currently in two Sacramento bands, one that I drum for, the other I sing for. I have been singing all of my life as well as pursuing a musical passion. My favorite genres of music are Rock and Heavy Metal. I'm a huge comic book nerd, my favorite super heroes are Batman, Captain America, and Wolverine. I'm also a huge Star Wars fanatic!

Justin M

Justin M. - Birthday: May 20th - Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Piano, Vocals, Strings - I started playing guitar and piano when I was very young but stopped soon after. I restarted playing music in 7th grade where I played bass in the school band. I have been playing in bands ever since.  I have also  started playing other instruments. I am currently in two bands and I sing for Folsom Lake College choir.

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.