Billie Jo Joseph is the Site Director at the B2R Bethesda and Gaithersburg locations. Starting in 2007 as the Assistant Site Director for B2R Bethesda, Billie Jo then became the Site Director at B2R Gaithersburg for (4) years before returning as Director to B2R Bethesda in 2013! Billie Jo has been entertaining in the Maryland/DC/Metro area for over 20 years with many talented musicians as the lead singer/front person and keyboard player in her own band. She has had the pleasure of singing the "The National Anthem" at many high profile events. Her favorite artists include Elvis Presley, Beyonce', Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin and the awesome students at B2R!
Staff & Music Teachers
Dan Munoz, assistant director at Bach to Rock Gaithersburg, is a Maryland native who began his musical life self-taught on the guitar, bass, drums, and in the recording arts. Growing up having to rely on his own strong work ethic and determination to excel in these arts as a leader, he sees extreme value in what Bach to Rock offers to students. He funded and built his first 600sq FT studio fully equipped at age 15 and recorded various local artists including his own band himself. His band, EastWestHwy, has performed almost everywhere from packed humble DC house shows, to the Baltimore Soundstage and Howard Theatre. He has worked with the locally renowned Buzzlounge Studios, who has worked with national and international artists alike, to help build his second studio and record his last EP with his band. Daniel has also had the pleasure of working at Capital Fringe, one of D.C's largest music and arts festival organizers as one of the programming managers. On his commutes, on the drums, and as he cooks, Daniel enjoys music from various artists from Jack Johnson to his favorite band, Two Door Cinema Club.
Chelsea Lamm is the Assistant Director at the B2R Gaithersburg location. She studied music at Longwood University and graduated in 2014. Chelsea has been singing since she was 3 years-old, and has performed in musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof, Pirates of Penzance, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and ThreePenny Opera. Chelsea has performed with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, ACDA Regional Women's Ensemble, and the Virginia All-State Mixed Chorus. While in college she was president and director of two female a'capella groups Pitch Perfect and Lady Joan's, one of which she founded; Chelsea was also a member of the Camerata Singers and University Women's Choir. She is also a member of the College Music Society, American Choral Director's Association (ACDA), and Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity. Chelsea's goal is to earn her master's in either Vocal Pedagogy or Music Business.
Kelly Gorringe is the Assistant Director at the B2R Gaithersburg location. She studied Music Industry at Syracuse University in New York and graduated in 2016. Kelly has been playing clarinet since she was 9 and has dabbled in a bit of saxophone, guitar, and piano. While in college, Kelly was very active in: the Syracuse University Marching Band, the Sour Sitrus Society (the university's pep band) the Syracuse University Wind Ensemble and other various ensembles across campus. Through these bands she has had a lot of travel and performance opportunities such as preforming in a marching band pre game show at Super Bowl XLVII as well as playing for former Vice President Joe Biden. Her music taste varies, but her favorite band has always been Green Day. In her spare time Kelly enjoys the great outdoors, watching tv shows, reading, puns, and going to any type of concert.
Alex A. teaches voice, guitar, drums keyboard and bass. Currently pursuing a degree in Choral Music Education at University of Maryland Baltimore, Alex has been both a teacher and participant in a variety of different musical outlets including musical theater, acappella, rock bands, and a wide spectrum of choirs. He is currently writing original music and playing as a solo act around the metro area. Alex's favorite artists include Queen, Stevie Wonder, and Beethoven.
Alex P. teaches piano, guitar, and woodwinds at Bach to Rock. She has played piano her whole life, and started taking band classes in sixth grade. Alex has played flute, tenor saxophone, bass guitar, and piccolo in performances throughout her musical career. While playing in the Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra, she performed in multiple operas, including playing the piccolo in The Magic Flute. In her free time, she enjoys listening to bands such as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin as well as learning classical piano pieces. She is also a science writer for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and is pursuing a degree in biology at the University of Maryland.
Joseph W. is a guitarist, drummer, DJ, teacher, and lyricist who resides in Gaithersburg, MD. Although his musical roots began in Blues and Rock, George has studied and progressed through many eclectic styles including Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Reggae, and World music. In 2007 he studied World Music at Montgomery College, as well as Music Theory, Guitar, and The History of Blues in the 20th century. He started his journey with guitar and drums in 2004 and progressed over the years and eventually began teaching professionally once he graduated college. He taught all ages and enjoys teaching students from the moment they first pick up a guitar. He has patience!
Leon L. teaches piano/keyboard, bass, and coaches bands at B2R Gaithersburg. He is the keyboardist, bassist, vocalist, and co-founder of The Almighty Pawns, a party, wedding and event band based out of Gaithersburg. His favorite artists include Stevie Wonder, George Duke, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Alicia Keys, Kirk Franklin, Incognito, Donny Hathaway… the list can go on and on! Music became a passion for him when he was 12. He joined the high school choir and stuck with it all throughout high school. He also joined a local gospel quartet, studied drama, and had lead parts in school musicals. In his twenties he started studying the bass guitar in additional to “tickling the ivories” and singing. Leon enjoys passing on the gift of music to younger generations and is pleased to be a part of the B2R family!"
Lindsay M. earned her Bachelors Certificate in Audio Engineering and Music Production at Omega Studios School Of Applied and Recording Arts. She has been playing drums since she was 12 years old. Her major influences include Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Buddy Rich and Don Brewer. She has had the opportunity to be part of many bands, and has worked as a studio musician with Roger Waters, Billy Corgan, and Baby Face just to name a few.
Michelle P. is a voice, piano and Early Education Music Specialist at Bach to Rock. She has been performing and competing since the age of 12 and has had the opportunity to appear as the opening act for numerous famous Filipino celebrities. Michelle has been a part of all her middle school and high school choirs as well as the Annandale Women’s Ensemble and Annandale Singers. Currently, she is the lead vocalist and keyboardist for City Groove and has been with them for almost 10 years. City Groove performs at venues such as Harrington Casino in DE, and Portales Underground in VA, and they are the entertainment for many galas, weddings, and other events around the country. Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, and Alicia Keys are some of Michelle’s musical influences, as well as the many musicians that populate her family. Michelle feels very fortunate to have been passed on such a great talent, and therefore wants to share her expertise and inspire her students so they can continue to grow and have the opportunity to share their talents with the world.
Nick S. is a Music Specialist and band coach at B2R Gaithersburg. He teaches guitar, bass guitar, drums, and piano. Nick has vast amounts of experience in performance and rehearsing bands. He has been playing the guitar for twelve years and teaching music for nine years. Ever since he began playing he has loved and played all genres of music including jazz and classical, but rock and roll is his passion. Thus he has created a pasttime of playing and leading rock bands. In these bands he played guitar, bass guitar, drums, and sung. He studied music education at West Virginia University with a focus on jazz/classical guitar. While there, he performed in many college level ensembles including a classical guitar ensemble, sound painting, and choral union. He has been a church musician for Difference Makers Church in Damascus, MD, for over a decade. Music is his life and he loves to teach that which has brought him so much joy.
Ryan G. specializes in teaching Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano and audio engineering at Bach to Rock Gaithersburg. Ryan began learning guitar at age 6 from his father, who taught him basic chords using an old Beatles songbook. However, seeing Ringo Starr play drums in A Hard Day's Night sparked a fascination in percussion, and he began playing in the 4th grade band. In high school, he rediscovered his love for the guitar and picked it up again as a new way to express himself musically. He participated in the symphonic orchestra, marching band, pit orchestra, and jazz ensemble at Rockville High School. Ryan graduated from Salisbury University in 2016 with a degree in Communication Arts and a minor in Music. Ryan has been training as an audio engineer for three years, and uses these skills to record his own songs, for which he performs all of the instruments. He finds inspiration in a variety of music, from Jazz to Classical to World, but his favorite artists are The Beatles, Fall out Boy, Guns n' Roses, Blink- 182, and Slipknot.
Sam E. teaches guitar, piano, and voice. Having graduated with a BA in Theatre from The University of Maryland, he is currently active in multiple artistic disciplines including music, acting, writing, and comedy. Sam has been performing for many years in a variety of musical genres and has a passion for exploring what different genres and styles share musically. His favorite musical artists include Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, and Randy Newman.
Tim M. is an audio engineer, guitar teacher, and band coach at Bach to Rock Gaithersburg. Tim began music through the oboe in elementary school band, and began teaching himself the guitar in middle school. Through high school, he played in the award-winning Glenelg bands and orchestras, as well as rock and metal groups with classmates. In 2015, Tim graduated from Butler University, where he received his BA in Creative Media and Entertainment. Tim seeks to help his students reach their fullest musical potential, be it in the practice room or the recording studio.
- 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.