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Staff & Music Teachers

Barbara Dabney

Barbara Dabney received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in 1975. She worked in Chicago for 6 months and then moved to Houston and worked for Houston Lighting and Power for 4 years. She homeschooled her 3 children for a total of 9 years and was the accompanist for the Episcopal Church of Bellaire. Since that time, she has taught private piano lessons, coordinated the Tuesday morning children’s program at Tomball Bible Church, and taught high school homeschoolers math and science. She enjoys listening to the Beach Boys, the Temptations, Paul McCartney, and Michael W. Smith. She has been playing the piano since she was 6 years old and the dulcimer for the last 2 years. She is looking forward to providing an avenue for the education and enjoyment of music for the community and future generations.

Aimée

Aimée is an administrative assistant at B2R Cypress. She currently lives in Katy; however, she has lived along Texas' Southeast coast for most of her life. She may not play any instruments, but she loves music. Her taste ranges from classical to indie pop, emo, Latin and modern blues. Her love for music began at an early age when her great grandfather taught her to sing Spanish songs while he accompanied her on his harmonica. She hopes to continue to experience music with love and excitement.

Bill M.

Bill M. is professional musician with over 30 years of experience in the music industry, producing and playing concerts, conferences and events all over the world. A graduate of Boston's internationally acclaimed Berklee College of Music, Bill has played and toured with Musical Artists like: Kirk Whalum, Dianne Reeves, Fletch Wiley, Patrice Rushen, Rachel Rachel, Houston POPS Orchestra, Mignon Murrell and more. An accomplished studio musician, producer, and Musical Director, Bill has worked with various artists and groups from individual Jazz Artists and Rock Acts to Christian Worship bands.

Evelyn

Evelyn has loved music from the start, she has been playing since she was 5. She started out on piano, then began to play flute, clarinet, other wind instruments and eventually she also picked up a guitar. After obtaining her degree in music she became a teacher and taught music for 10 years. Evelyn has performed with many groups, like the Fab 40 cover band. She has also played for various churches. Music is and always has been a major part of her life and she can’t wait to share this love with her students.

Joe
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Joe is a multi-instrumentalist and voice teacher. He has over 25 years of experience playing the piano. Joe's love of music was inspired by his mom from an early age. He has since been inspired by and enjoys all music, such as jazz, classical and rock. Joe is also a professional audio engineer at Rent House Recording Studios. In his spare time you can find Joe jamming out with friends and other music lovers. He looks forward to watching his students' love and knowledge of music grow.

Jody

Jody was born to a classical pianist/composer of a mother and a competitive barbershop tenor/harmonica player of a father. Due to this gene pool, it's no wonder that she fell in love with the violin after attending her first symphony concert, at the age of six, and dove into the fiddling fire. By middle school, she'd explored all of the fretless stringed instruments the orchestra had to offer and by high school, she'd also found her singing voice. Wedding gigs and two bands helped her find her rhythm through her college years. Today, she enjoys jamming with musician friends, teaching lessons to up-and-coming rockers, and exploring musical paths she's never trod before. Her repertoire ranges from bluegrass to Beethoven, Celtic to Mariah Carey, and rock to reggae. Jody has worked with DeWynters Broadway in New York, Rhythm ‘n Vibes in Germany, Houston Grand Opera, Main Street Theater, Young Audiences, the Texas Renaissance Festival, and other fantastic music organizations and theater companies.

Keith

Keith has been playing guitar for around 20 years and has also been playing at a local church for much of that time. He's recorded in studios, played numerous live sets and enjoys listening to all kinds of music (mostly rock and blues). Keith also worked 5 years as a Life Skills teacher's aide and has been involved in many areas of student ministry. He loves music and loves to teach, so B2R just seemed like the perfect fit.

Laura

Laura is an Admin Assistant at Bach to Rock Cypress who loves music. Her love for singing karaoke as child evolved into playing piano and violin as she got older. While she still considers herself a novice for both instruments, her music education has given her the skills to create electronic music on software for the games she develops as side projects. She appreciates all types of music genres and loves collecting interesting instruments, which include a kalimba and a steel-tongue drum.

Marla

Marla is an experienced ukulele musician and singer; she has composed several songs from a young age. She loves playing music with kids and is very excited to bring her love of music to Bach to Rock! She hopes her passion for music will inspire others to experience the world of music.

Travis T.

Travis T. is a professional musician and audio engineer with over 15 years of experience playing music. He primarily plays guitar but is also a bassist and a drummer. Travis enjoys all different types of music as long as it’s fun to play. In his spare time, he is either working in the studio or playing shows with his band. Travis hopes to share the excitement of playing an instrument with others and cannot wait to see how his students progress.

Tyler

Tyler received his undergraduate in Music Education from Sam Houston State University and has been teaching in public education for nine years. He currently serves as a Media teacher at the high school level in Splendora ISD, a District of Innovation outside of Houston, Texas. Teaching everything from Music to computer technology to graphic design. Tyler is an active member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Computer Educators Association, The Percussive Arts Society, and Texas Bandmasters Association, where he has even given clinics on best practices for teaching music. Tyler has also played with the Houston Texans pep band Deep Steel Thunder for a total of three years and is even a lead staff member for the non-profit organization Percussion One. Tyler is currently the director of content and marketing for TeachBigger LLC, an organization with a podcast that has listeners all around the world and is at the forefront of education.

Tyler K.

Tyler K. was introduced to music by his grandfather at an early age. His favorite band is Led Zeppelin, but he continues to be inspired everyday by old school jazz and blues. His goal is to continue to grow musically and share his knowledge with students of all ages and experience levels.

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.