Marissa is the Assistant Director of Bach to Rock Memorial. In addition to working at the front desk, Marissa also teaches voice. She began classical voice lessons at age 9 and has a passion for musical theatre and light opera. She graduated Hendrix College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and still makes time to perform in musicals around Houston!
Staff & Music Teachers
Andy is a violin and early childhood teacher at Bach to Rock. She began her musical journey playing violin at eight and guitar at ten. During high school, she picked up drums, ukulele, and voice. Andy received a Bachelors of Science in Music Therapy from Texas Woman's University. Her main focus for the past six years has been working with children in and out of a musical setting. Some of her favorite musicians are Fryderyk Chopin, System of a down, Travis Thompson, and Portugal. The Man.
Chase is an enthusiastic multi-instrumentalist and band coach at Bach to Rock. He teaches piano, guitar, drums, and early childhood classes. Chase started playing guitar at age thirteen and took up piano and drums three years later. He regularly plays around Houston with his band, Carthy, composed of his brothers and him. Some of his musical influences are 21 Pilots, Adele, Lorde, The Beatles, and Taylor Swift. In his spare time he enjoys tasting some of Houston’s many culinary confections.
Chrissy teaches cello, violin, viola and early childhood classes at Bach to Rock! She has been playing cello since the age of 10. She graduated from Youngstown State University in Ohio with a Bachelor's in Music Performance. She has performed with several orchestras and chamber groups and has performed in concert with Barry Manilow, Earth Wind & Fire, and Jodi Benson (the voice of The Little Mermaid). Chrissy has been teaching lessons for more than 15 years, taught elementary & middle school general music for the past 2 years, and is now a high school orchestra director. She loves teaching and helping students find music that they love to play. Chrissy has just recently moved to Houston from Cincinnati and is excited to explore the city!
Diego teaches early childhood and guitar at Bach to Rock. He has been playing guitar for over 7 years and studied guitar and music theory at CanZion Institute of Music. He is actively involved with his local church and often plays during events. Diego has also been teaching for the past 7 years with Child Evangelism Fellowship, a kids organization. He enjoys all music genres but especially likes Latin American music.
Edmar is a piano teacher at Bach to Rock. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Edmar began studying the piano at age fourteen. Since graduating from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance, he has distinguished himself as a powerful performer known for his riveting performances of diverse styles. Edmar is also a proficient harpsichordist and has a strong affinity for jazz and improvisation. Edmar has more than five years of experience in piano instruction. His teaching philosophy and methods are flexible and cater to the individual needs and goals of each student.
Hunter is a guitar and bass instructor at B2R, as well as a band coach! He attended Berklee College of Music, where he gained an understanding of the music of language as well as an appreciation for different musical styles. He performs a variety of these styles both in Houston and nationwide with his band. Some of his musical influences are Foo Fighters and Hiatus Kaiyote and he enjoys helping his students find their musical voice!
Jessica teaches piano at Bach to Rock. Classically trained as a pianist and singer, she holds a B.A. in piano performance and recently graduated from Rice University with a M.M. in musicology. Besides teaching piano, she is currently an adjunct college instructor and also teaches English through some non-profit organizations. Jessica especially enjoys playing art songs, folk music, and acoustic covers. Some of her favourite artists are Florence and the Machine, Moon Taxi, and Tom Odell.
Keith is a guitar and bass teacher and a band coach at Bach to Rock. He has been playing guitar for 15+ years. This will be his tenth year playing for his local church and working with the youth ministry. He has recorded in studios and played numerous live shows. He enjoys listening to all kinds of music, especially rock and blues. Keith had a brief stint in radio but is happy to be pursuing his passion of teaching music.
Mike is a drum teacher and band coach at Bach to Rock. He studied Jazz at the University of North Texas. He has been playing drums professionally since 2009 with his band, Blaggards. He has toured to 48 states and several European tours. He has written and recorded music for Television and film. His favorite bands are the Beatles, The Who, and Jackson Five.
Quinesha teaches voice, early childhood and beginner piano. In addition to being a teacher at Bach to Rock she also teaches the 1st grade for Teach for America in HISD. In her spare time you can catch her with her sweet "Labrabull" Pierre, watching action-thrillers on Netflix, or singing karaoke. She is currently working toward a Master's degree in Educational Leadership, with hopes to advance in the education field.
Ruben teaches piano, guitar, voice, and early childhood. Ruben was classically trained on the piano starting at age 6. During his piano studies he taught himself guitar and began to show an interest in voice. Ruben is now studying music composition and voice with hopes of composing music for TV and film. In his spare time Ruben enjoys training his dogs, being outdoors and writing poetry.
Tina teaches piano, early childhood, ukulele, guitar and flute. She has been involved in music her entire life. Tina has years of experience teaching kids and adults of all ages. She has a recording arts certificate from Mediatech Institute and is protools certified.
Kiya is our 3 year old golden-doodle shop dog. She welcomes everyone who comes through the door. Her favorite activity is playing with anyone. She loves kids, belly rubs and playing with her toys.
- 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.