Alaina I - Instructor
Alaina grew up in The Woodlands, Texas and is a graduate of Oak Ridge High School. Alaina was in band and choir throughout middle school and high school, playing the oboe during concert season and drum line during marching season. She was drum major at her 5A high school for two years and was casted as Tracy Turnblad at her high school's musical production of Hairspray. Alaina has a Bachelors in Music Education from Texas Christian University. During her time at TCU, she sang in their top performing ensemble for 4 years. The summer of '16, TCU took their Chorale on a European tour where they sang in cathedrals all across Europe. She was in the Opera chorus at TCU's production of Die Fledermaus. Alaina was also a featured soloist for the TCU Horned Frogs Division 1 Football Team. Post college, she has performed in a group named Choral Artists of Fort Worth where they sang and premiered new pieces for the community. She was also head choir director at Harpool Middle School in Argyle for two years, with multiple choirs receiving the highest UIL scores for both years. She was the music director for Harpool's production of Shrek Jr. and The Lion King Jr. Recently, she performed in the choir for Denton's Production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She is currently a Youth Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Flower Mound.
Staff & Music Teachers
Alaina I - Instructor
Andres (Andy) R. - Instructor
At an early age, Andy always wanted to work in music either up front or behind the scenes. His favorite genres of music are rap, alternative rock, jazz, and EDM. Before moving to Denton to attend the University of North Texas, he played with local wind ensembles and jazz bands in Arlington where he is originally from. Andy currently plays drums in a local Denton band, plays tuba and sings as a tenor at the University of North Texas, and composes music for various local ensembles. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity as well as North Texas Music Educators Association and the North Texas chapter of the International Tuba Euphonium Association. Andy works with students of all ages but specializes in elementary and middle school music education. He is passionate about teaching children the importance of music as well as how fun learning music can be.
Beth Y. - Instructor
Beth has been making music at the piano for as long as she can remember, blessed to grow up with parents who were music-makers. The family sang and played instruments for fun, even playing ensembles together in church. Formal piano lessons started in first grade and she loved them - until Junior High School, when advancing skills required increased time and effort and seemed to be lacking in the joy of musical experience. Traditional lessons and practicing became an chore. Not knowing there are more ways to learn piano, her family insisted she continue lessons until she achieved their desired proficiency level (she is forever grateful for that). Two years before college, Beth took time off from the traditional, formal piano lessons to learn other instruments and choir tours, keeping the love of music-making active and alive while continuing to play piano on her own. Beth graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis with a bachelor in sacred music, piano major and vocal minor. During that time, a guitar player in a worship band showed her how to apply years of music theory instruction beyond formal instruction and into the structure for creativity and enjoyment. Over the past 30+ years it shaped her playing and teaching in new ways, developing a more complete understanding of how to enjoy making music which she passes on to her students.
Caleb E. - Instructor
Caleb E. grew up and resides in Double Oak, Texas and is a graduate of Marcus High School. He began playing percussion, bass, and piano at the age of 9 and has been performing professionally since the age of 16. While at Marcus, he made the Regional Orchestra in 2013 and 2014 and has received recognition for UIL solo performance. He currently attends North Central Texas College, majoring in Secondary Music Education and teaches double bass for Lewisville ISD. He is also an active member the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra under Conductor Esteban Rojas.
As an experienced electric bassist and performer, he has toured nationally and recorded with Above It All, a Dallas-based alternative rock band as well as supporting a variety of pop artists from the DFW area.
Cesar L. - Instructor
Cesar grew up in a town just south of Fort Worth called Crowley, Texas, where he joined the school band program and later became involved in local community percussion groups like Vigiltantes Indoor Percussion, Dynamic Rhythm Entertainment, FC Drum, and Cutting Edge Haunted House. Cesar is currently studying Integrative Studies at University of North Texas, where he is gaining inspiration and learning from all of the Artists, Musicians, and Educators in the community. He began his teaching career at Azle High School teaching their percussion students while maintaining a small private lesson studio. He's also spent freelance time teaching at High Schools around Fort Worth. A few of his past students also later becoming members of these community groups. Recently, with the help of his friends, Cesar has been growing his own musical brain-child called Luna-Sol; an Afro-beat/Jazz/Hip-Hop group aiming to bring the people of Deep Ellum and Denton together through the historic songs from artists around the World who have created prosperous free communities through their art. Luna-Sol is to be releasing an album of original music soon.
Jacob S. - Instructor
Jacob S. is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music with an extensive background in rock and pop performance. Front man for several bands, he's had the opportunity to play on some of the biggest stages in the nation including House of Blues Dallas, TX State Fair, Allen USA, and Grapefest. He also boasts an appearance on the hit TV show America's Got Talent at the Las Vegas Palms Casino. He has recorded over 30 songs in world class studios, at times assisting as a producer and engineer, and composes/co-writes with other musicians on a regular basis. Jacob plays guitar, piano, and sings.
Sam D. - Instructor
Sam is a musician with years of performing experience since childhood. He can play in a diverse range of styles and instruments. He is also experienced in composition and songwriting and has been producing and recording his own bands since he was in high school. As a recent UNT graduate, Sam hopes to inspire others through music and is working as a full-time producer from his studio at The Cave (Denton, TX)."
Taylor M. - Instructor
Taylor M. has a Bachelor degree in Music Composition from West Texas A&M University and a Master Degree in Music Theory from the University of North Texas. Taylor has taught thousands of individual private lessons for guitar, bass, drums, music theory, music composition, and arranging. In addition, Taylor has taught folk guitar at West Texas A&M University and Aural Skills I-III at the University of North Texas.
Currently, Taylor is a recording artist for Rocky Mountain Pro Wrestling, MMA-Unchecked featured on Velocity Radio, Herb FM Radio, Mountain Outlaw Radio, and various FM stations in Denver, CO. As a recording artist for Mountain Outlaw Productions, Taylor has written and performed dozens of commercials and advertisements for various businesses. He is also the principal recording / performing artist for RJ Audio Research.
Will L. - Instructor
Composer, arranger, and performer Will Lunny has studied various instruments throughout his career as a musician. From humble beginnings in Quincy, MA, Will moved to the University of New Hampshire in Durham to study Music Education with an emphasis in classical saxophone and voice. There, he also studied the entire woodwind family from the top teachers in the New England area. Wanting to study jazz, Will moved to Boston to study Music Education and Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music with an emphasis in jazz saxophone. It was here that he played in ensembles on flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and saxophones. He also received several awards for jazz composition and composed for a handful of independent films. In March of 2017, Will moved to Denton, TX to finish a degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging with an emphasis in jazz voice at the University of North Texas. At Bach to Rock, Will teaches woodwinds, voice, piano, guitar, and various groups in the Rock Band program.
- 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.