Jacqueline is the Assistant Director at Bach to Rock Memorial. She is an opera singer in the Houston area and also teaches voice and piano. Outside of B2R, Jacqueline can often be seen performing as a chorister with Opera in the Heights and in lead roles with OperaTivo Houston. She received her Bachelor’s in Music Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University. In her free time, she loves reading, spending time with her 2 adorable dogs and exploring Houston’s exciting arts scene!
Staff & Music Teachers
Michelle is the administrative assistant at Bach to Rock Memorial. She is a native Houstonian and has been playing cello for several years. Her favorite bands include Blue October and The Cranberries. When she’s not working the front desk at B2R, she enjoys interior decorating and exploring Houston’s culinary delights. Michelle is currently studying Allied Health at Lone Star college and plans to pursue a career in pediatrics.
Ben B. teaches saxophone and voice at Bach to Rock. Georgia native and now Houston resident, Ben is a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Music (MM) and the University of Georgia (BM). An active vocal artist and passionate recitalist, Ben has traveled the states in productions, recitals, and concerts. He has performed around the country and abroad in over a dozen professional and collegiate operatic productions and concerts. Mechanistic in understanding and practical in approach, Ben seeks to teach healthy vocal phonation above all else - along with a deep connection with singing the text and emotion of the music.
Chrissy teaches cello, violin, viola and early childhood classes at Bach to Rock! She graduated from Youngstown State University in Ohio with a Bachelor's in Music Performance. She has performed with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, including concerts with Barry Manilow, Earth Wind & Fire, and Jodi Benson. Chrissy has been teaching lessons for more than 15 years, taught elementary & middle school general music, and is now a high school orchestra director. In her free time, she enjoys baking and listening to musicals.
Daniel is a guitar teacher and band coach at Bach to Rock. He studied music at the University of Houston and is ProTools certified. During the day he works as an ESL teacher at Sharsptown High School. When not teaching, he enjoys tooling around town with his dog, Pokey, and perusing the aisles at Costco.
Danielle teaches early childhood classes, guitar, ukulele, and voice. She has been involved in music and musical theatre for 13+ years. She is also currently working on her degree at the University of Houston. Danielle likes to listen and play different music genres but especially takes interest in alternative rock, indie rock, and funk. In her spare time she likes to cook, run, and spend time with friends and family. When she’s not doing any of that, she’s singing along to Disney songs!
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.
Emily teaches violin, cello, viola and double bass at Bach to Rock. She was born and raised in St. Louis, and is excited to call Houston her home. She attended Miami University (OH) for her bachelors degree in Music Education and Vocal performance and attended Rice University for her masters in Vocal Performance. Emily played Double Bass in the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2005-2007 and attended Miami University on a Double Bass scholarship. Outside of Bach2Rock, Emily works as the Assistant Executive Director at Houston Hillel. When she is not pursuing music or working, Emily enjoys doing pilates, drinking copious amounts of coffee, trying new restaurants, and binge watching her favorite shows on Netflix.
Jay is a singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He teaches voice, drums, piano, guitar, ukulele, bass, & music production. He studied Music Media Production at Ball State University in Muncie, IN and just recently moved to Houston. Songwriting & performing have taken him from Indiana to Germany at Baden-Württemburg's Popakademie. Besides singing classically, creating music, and traveling, Jeremy does yoga, leads worship services, and eats lots of fruits and veggies.
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/ bass teacher and rock band coach at Bach to Rock. He has been playing guitar for 18 years. This will be his twelfth year playing for his local church and working with the youth ministry. He has recorded in studios and played numerous live shows and events. He had a brief stint in radio but is happy to be pursuing his passion of teaching music.
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.
Travis is a multi instrumentalist at Bach to Rock. He teaches guitar, drums, bass, piano, ukulele, and voice. He has been involved in music his entire life and currently plays in several bands in the Houston area. After graduating Mediatech and becoming Pro Tools certified, Travis decided to devote his career to music. He has over 5 years of music instruction experience and can teach various ages, skill levels and styles.
- 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.