Gabriela (Ella) B. has been teaching at Bach to Rock since July. Originally from New Jersey, her passion for music began when she started playing piano at 4 years old. During her time in high school, her passion for music grew as she began singing in her school’s choirs and became a lead singer for a rock band. Throughout her time in the band, she was able to experience numerous professional performances, and a chance to record an EP.
She continued to pursue voice at Elmhurst College, and graduated in 2016 with a Music Business degree. Ella has been trained in classical, musical theatre, and jazz vocals. In addition, she has performed behind Andrea Bocelli during two of his world tours, featured in the Emmy nominated PBS special “The Christmas Carol,” and part of the ensemble in “Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.” She also volunteers as a music director during the annual musical theatre production at her church.
Why do you teach music? What motivates you to continue?
My motivation is when my students finally understand a difficult concept and can apply it to everything they play/learn moving forward. I think helping students learn these tough concepts and molding them into a musician at any age is why I’m so passionate about teaching music. It reminds me of my time taking lessons as a kid, and I want to be able to give that back somehow!