August P. is a freelance musician, composer and teacher living in San Diego California. August received his Bachelor’s degree in music performance with a focus in percussion in 2016 and began his post-collegiate career in Nashville Tennessee. He is now the drummer, keyboardist and producer for Fulton Lee, a pop band out of Nashville and recent winners of the Music City Mayhem contest. August has published music with multiple distributors, most notable “7 Musical Studies for Marimba” with Musicon Publications and “Impromptu No. 3 for Solo Vibraphone” with Taspace Publications. While living in Nashville August was the director and coordinator of the Brentwood High School front ensemble and percussion ensemble. He continues both of his collaborative musical relationship with Fulton Lee and Brentwood High School from California. August also enjoys distance running and baking bread.
Staff & Music Teachers
Ben S. is a multi-instrumentalist who is known for performing in and around San Diego with his bands Sterner Stuff andBoon&Kiel. He has over a decade of music playing and teaching experience, and has performed around the globe, including at SXSW,Kaboo, The Kiss Kruise, and much more!
Clair A. is a cellist originally from Westlake, California. She began studying cello at the age of 11 and incorporated it into her lifelong pursuit of music. She was regularly engaged with local orchestras and small ensembles as a child, performing a wide variety of musical styles. She now performs as a soloist and with small ensembles throughout San Diego, and continues strive to represent a range of musical genres from classical to contemporary. Clair received her Bachelor's of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Point Loma Nazarene University, where she served as principal cellist for four years. She has participated in pit orchestras for productions such as Next to Normal and Ilcappello di paglia di Firenze. She spent several years teaching classes in violin, viola, cello, and bass to classes of a varied age range. Clair looks forward to sharing her passion and excitement for music to young and aspiring musicians.
Enrique V. started his musical career in the Conservatory Padre Antonio Soler in Madrid, Spain when he was 11 years old. He is a drummer and pianist, and continues to pursue his musical studies in Oceanside, California, expanding his knowledge in other genres - jazz, pop, and rock. He has a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from CSU Los Angeles, and is a trained Recording Engineer. His priority as a music teacher is to make sure that his students are having fun. He shows them to have fun and communicate with their instruments and their music.
Jake S. is a freelance musician and teacher living in San Diego, California. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Michigan and began his post-collegiate career in Nashville, Tennessee in 2016. He is now the guitarist and producer for Fulton Lee, a pop band out of Nashville and recent winners of the Music City Mayhem contest. He is also the guitarist and producer for The Sugalumps, a band out of San Diego. Jake also enjoys distance running and cooking.
Jen has always loved music from an early age. She began playing guitar at the age of 17 and later learned multiple instruments including bass, drums and vocals. She continued her education by attending Minnesota State University for guitar performance and music industry. She has toured around the world and shared the stage with nationally acclaimed bands. She is currently playing as a solo singer songwriter and recording with artists and bands in different parts of the country. Jen's favorite thing about music is the emotion behind it and how music connects with people and her favorite thing about teaching music is seeing someone grow and develop their own unique style.
Joshua C., originally from San Diego, received a bachelor of music degree from Chapman University and a master of music degree from NYU. Both degrees are in vocal performance, the former in classical voice, and the latter, musical theatre. After graduating from NYU he remained in New York City pursuing a career as a musical theatre actor and through various singing and acting jobs, has worked all over the world. He has performed all over San Diego as well, recently playing George in She Loves Me at the Horton Grand Theatre with SDMT. He recently moved back to San Diego and is continuing to pursue his acting and teaching careers. He’s thrilled to be teaching Voice, Piano, Ukulele, Guitar, and Clarinet alongside the incredible Bach To Rock team.
Lenith H. is a San Diego born musician who went to the San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts for Voice and Piano. He has been playing the piano and singing since he was 4 years old, and picked up the guitar and the ukulele when he was 11. Throughout his youth, he performed in various community events in San Diego. He won the honorable Fil-Am Youth Achiever award in high school. He played the piano with a chamber music group with the La Jolla Conservatory of Music. In college, he was the director of UC Berkeley’s “DeCadence,” which was an a cappella group that performed both on and off campus. He also wrote and directed UC Berkeley’s 42nd Pilipino Cultural Night, which was a main stage musical and dance production that raised over $8,000 for the school’s Pilipino community. Lenith’s 2 main teaching philosophies are “using simple language for big concepts,” and “asking the right question,” to help engage the student’s problem-solving capabilities. When he’s not playing music, Lenith can be found longboarding, studying design, or cooking a big pot of beans (his favorite food)!
Max S. I have always been inspired by music, especially the old time rock and roll and county artists. I play and teach many different instruments such as guitar, piano drums, bass, ukulele, and voice. I began playing music at 10 years old. From an early age, I knew I wanted to perform on stage and write my own music. I play guitar/sing in my band and have played at various music venues all over San Diego such as Soma San Diego, Lestats west, Brick by Brick, and Qualcomm stadium four times opening up for the annual Cal state games. My dream is to go to Nashville and become one of the next big music artists and put a modern twist on rock and roll and country.
Rachael H. hails from Escondido, California, where she began playing flute at ten years old. She is a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Music degree specializing in flute performance. Rachael has studied classical flute under Renee Tresko and Patricia Cloud among other professional musicians. Rachael has extensive knowledge about classical music, as she received First Class Honors titles in the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Adjudications as a high school student. As a college student, she has participated in wind ensemble, chamber ensemble, orchestra, athletic band, and private lessons; as well as participating in the UC Irvine Medical Center’s Music to Heal Volunteer Program playing to patients in hospital rooms and lobbies. When she isn’t playing flute or performing, Rachael enjoys going for runs and spending time with her family.
- 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.