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Staff & Music Teachers

Cheryl Spinner

Cheryl Spinner is the Director of Bach to Rock Wayne, NJ and is so excited to be a part of this amazing music program! Cheryl earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music with a Concentration in Music Industry from Monmouth University. She interned at Columbia Records and has spent the last decade as Music Director for the country duo Spinn in addition to teaching and guiding performers and songwriters from the Tri-Sate Area. Cheryl is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and plays a unique Appalachian Country instrument called the Autoharp. Cheryl is thrilled to share her experience with the next generation of musicians!

Elena Conklin

Elena Conklin is our Administrative Assistant at Bach to Rock! She grew up here in Wayne and fell in love with music at a young age. She participated in choir in middle school and high school, and loves to sing for fun! Elena graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a BA in Music Industry. She’s so excited to help all Bach to Rock students, young and old, have an amazing learning experience and create long-lasting memories of music school to carry with them forever! Come on over to Bach to Rock to meet Elena and talk about all the different programs we have to offer!

Carolina

Carolina is our violin, voice, and piano teacher at Bach to Rock! She is studying Music Education at Montclair State University, and ultimately aims to open up her own music school in the future! She has had many national and international performance opportunities through her involvement in the choral community as well! Carolina is classically trained, and also has a great interest in musical genres like jazz and latin. She is ready and eager to help her students grow as musicians at B2R Wayne!

Casey

Casey is thrilled to be teaching voice and piano at Bach to Rock. She is studying Music Composition at Montclair State University. For over 10 years, she has been singing, playing, and performing and was a part of the first tour of A Christmas Carol. She has professional credits in musical theater and has experience performing pop, country, and jazz music as well. Being able to teach is an amazing opportunity for her, and she absolutely loves to watch her students improve!

Danny

Danny teaches piano, trumpet, voice and Early Childhood classes! He graduated from William Paterson University with a BA in Music. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, NJPAC, The Bushnell Performing Arts Center and prestigious ensembles such as New Jersey All-State Band, All-Eastern Honors Band, and the New Jersey Intercollegiate Ensemble. His favorite genres of music, including pop, classical, jazz, R&B, and rock. If you want to become an amazing piano player like Danny, he’s your guy!

Isabelle

Isabelle is one of our piano, ukulele, and voice teachers! She is currently studying to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a focus in Classical Percussion at William Paterson University Honors College. Isabelle is a multi-instrumentalist and often finds herself listening, studying, and creating all different types of music! She enjoys studying the great works of Bach, Ella Fitzgerald, and Debussey while also jamming out to Billie Eilish or singing to any Music Theatre song! Isabelle had the pleasure of mentoring with Broadway orchestrator and conductor Kris Kukul and Broadway percussionist Joshua Samuels in Beetlejuice the Musical in 2019. Her favorite musical memory was her time performing with the Drum Corps Associates, The Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017 & 2018. She absolutely loves to teach and learn from her students. Isabelle's teaching style promotes growth, creativity, and retention. In her teaching, she gets to know each and every one of her students and makes sure they're having the best time ever at B2R while also getting a quality education! Come in today to book a lesson or a group class with Isabelle!

John

John is one of our awesome guitar and bass teachers! He has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old. He has been in bands since he was 14, and his current band is called Kreil. You can find the band’s music on streaming services! John has an associate degree in Guitar Performance from the County College of Morris and a Bachelor's degree in Music History and Industry from Ramapo College of New Jersey. He has been teaching for 3 years now, and is so excited to teach new students at Bach to Rock!

Katie

Katie is so excited to be teaching Kids n Keys, Piano, and Flute lessons at Bach to Rock! She is currently studying to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at Montclair State University. She started teaching private lessons to students in 2017 and absolutely fell in love with it! She also loves to listen to and play all different genres of music, which is another reason why she loves B2R! Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the progress her students make! Give us a call or come on over to the school to meet Katie and take a lesson!

Kevin

Kevin is one of our fantastic drums and guitar teacher, who received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a concentration in Percussion from Caldwell University. He interned for Caldwell University’s Summer Intensive Percussion Camp working with famous drummers such as Tommy Igoe and Mark Guiliana. His music taste has a wide range such as jazz, classical, rock Latin, etc. If you’ve always wanted to become an awesome drummer, Kevin is the perfect teacher for you!

Marc

Marc teaches guitar & bass at B2R Wayne, NJ! He has a strong love and passion for both playing and listening to music. He started teaching himself guitar at just eight years old and knows that guitar lessons and his teacher who he greatly admired are what got him to where he is today! His first introduction to the instrument it was a great experience for him, it's why he loves to teach and Marc hopes to share that experience with his students! Marc takes every opportunity to play music, from jamming in his garage to performing live at various locations across NJ & NY! His is influenced by rock, blues, funk, blue grass, metal, folk and improv music and is excited to share his love for music with his students!

Nick

Nick, one of our guitar and bass teachers, is a multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, session musician, and songwriter. His hometown resides in the country landscapes of Sussex County area in Glenwood, NJ. He recalls music as always playing an important role in his life since early childhood, and has been playing guitar for over a decade! As a graduate from The College of Saint Rose, he has been primarily noted for his guitar playing under the R&B/Soul, Jazz and Funk genres. You can find his music online via all streaming services! Come on over to B2R to meet Nick and book a time for lessons!

Rachel

Rachel is excited to be teaching voice, flute, piano and early education classes at Bach to Rock! She is a graduate of Montclair State University where she studied Music Education and Special Education. She is currently an elementary music teacher in Bergen county, too! Rachel is classically trained in voice, but her interests also include a wide variety of Broadway, jazz and pop! She enjoys making lessons fun and engaging for all of her students! Let us know if you’d like to take a lesson with Rachel!

Stephanie

Stephanie brings so much fun and energy to Bach to Rock's Early Education Program! Steph teaches Rock N Roll, Rock City, Piano, and Voice. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Music with a Concentration in Music Industry from Monmouth University, has performed and toured all over the East Coast and travels to Nashville to write and perform country music as half of Country duo Spinn alongside Director and sister, Cheryl! Steph has a great passion for performance and enjoys watching her tiny students fall in love with music every week!

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.