Hannah Gleason is so excited to be back in the Naperville area where she grew up! She recently spent the last 6 years in Nashville, TN. While she was there she studied Commercial Voice at Belmont University, receiving her Bachelors of Music in 2018. While in Nashville, she had incredible opportunities to perform in country groups, as well as be featured in a PBS special as Sheryl Crow’s backup singer. While in Nashville, Hannah was a preschool teacher and also started her own Health Coaching business that has been extremely successful for the past 3 years. She is excited to come on board as the Director of the Naperville location and help the school continue to grow.
Staff & Music Teachers
Becca H. is thrilled to be the Assistant Director for Bach to Rock. She graduated from Millikin University where she studied Commercial Cello. She has taught both cello and violin lessons as a private instructor to students ages 3-60. As a cellist, she has performed with Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra as well as pit orchestras for Millikin’s School of Theatre and Dance. In addition to this, she has spent countless hours in the recording studio as both a session musician, and an engineer. She has served in administrative roles in both recording studios and live event production companies and is excited to bring that experience to Bach to Rock. Her passion for community outreach, music education, and collaboration make B2R in Naperville the perfect fit.
Alyssa got her start in music by playing flute throughout middle and high school. She continued playing flute through college where she earned her Bachelor's of Music in Music Therapy from the University of Evansville. While there she learned a variety of instruments including piano and guitar. Alyssa is a board certified music therapist and is passionate about bringing music into the lives of children, especially those with different abilities.
Caro (she/her) is a recent graduate of Lawrence University, where she majored in Theatre Arts. In addition to performing in several plays and musicals, she spent her time in college reconnecting to her love of music. She grew up in a very musical family and started singing, writing songs, and performing in choirs at a young age. She sustained her love of choral singing through high school and college, where she also immersed herself in improvisation, movement, and community engagement work. As an educator, she has worked with Girls Rock! Chicago, etc. Music School, and The Lullaby Project. She loves playing indie/folk music, singing with friends, and building safe, playful creative ensembles. Outside of music, she works as a proofreader and enjoys podcasts, good conversation, and watching all of the TV shows.
Corey M. is a vocalist and piano player from Bolingbrook, Illinois who has been singing and playing piano for the majority of his life. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Westminster College in Pennsylvania, where he sang in all the choirs, played piano and sang for weekly church services, and was involved in both theater and opera as well. He likes teaching all ages, and is a very friendly and laid-back teacher who focuses on personalizing his lessons for each student based on their talents and needs. He currently lives in Bolingbrook with his wife, Cori.
David R. is an audio engineer who strives to achieve the highest quality audio when critical listening is essential. Since 2016, David has worked on tours primarily serving as a Playback Engineer for artists such as Andy Grammer, Miley Cyrus, The Muppets and many more. Touring has brought him all over the world programming shows for arenas and stadiums to Saturday Night Live, Billboard Music Awards, among others. David’s main goal is turning the artists’ vision and ideas into a musical reality. When he is not on the road, some of his favorite activities are writing, producing, recording, mixing, and mastering for original songs. He also plays some piano and drums for fun in his spare time to help boost his music theory skills. David’s main instruments are two turntables, a mixer and crates of vinyl records. He truly believes vinyl records are sonically far superior than most digital media, but just like many DJs, he eventually picked up Serato and it was a game changer for him. David has over 15 years of experience DJing weddings, parties and clubs in the Chicagoland area as well as Los Angeles. He is excited to join the B2R staff and share his knowledge and experiences with other musicians, producers and DJs!
Dylan P. is from Naperville, Illinois and is an aspiring music educator. He participated in band throughout high school at Naperville Central, and also participated in the marching band as a member of the drumline. His dedicated years in the band also earned him the opportunity to travel abroad with the Illinois Ambassadors of Music (Orchestra) in 2016. With a passion for music, Dylan earned a bachelor of music education at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. Over his four years he primarily studied double bass and percussion. Through college, he was given the opportunity to grow as a musician by learning all 18 instruments (as part of their curriculum) and participating in numerous ensembles including: Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, Clarinet Ensemble, Honors Chamber, Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Band. Dylan hopes to bring his experience and love for music to his students in a creative and fun way, as well as give them the power to set their own goals and play the music they enjoy with ease!
Greg C. started his musical career at age 12 when he first picked up the guitar. Falling in love with the instrument, he began to explore all sorts of music throughout high school. Whether it’s pop, rock, funk, jazz, folk, or RnB, he always has his ears open to new music. Throughout high school, he continued to feed his obsession for music by participating in the jazz ensemble, concert choir, spring musicals, and local rock bands. He is currently pursuing a Jazz Studies degree from Northern Illinois University where he plays in the Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Combos. Outside of school, Greg is an active performer in the Chicago music scene where he plays in pit orchestras, a Dixieland jazz band, and the RnB/Hip-Hop band Warped Wonder. He is excited to begin teaching at Bach to Rock where he hopes to share his passion for music with others.
Joe P., guitarist, producer, and songwriter , from Plainfield, IL, started out on guitar with more then 7 years of experience, gravited towards the pop-punk and alternative scene. Learning drums, bass, piano, and ukulele along the way, he played shows across the Chicagoland area while releasing music as a solo artist. Joe has released several albums and EP's as well as producing and writing for other artists and bands. Recording, mixing and mastering his own releases in Logic Pro X, Joe can quickly work the software. Joe loves talking about all kinda of music and hopes to help pass down the love and passion for playing and creating music!
Kierstin has been involved in music since she was 6 years old, starting out in musical theatre. Her love for the art has progressed since then as she has discovered her love for teaching music as well. She started playing piano in 7th grade and was in choir and band (percussion) throughout school. She is currently a senior at North Central College pursuing a degree Choral Music Education. At NCC, Kierstin is a member of Chamber Singers and is a member and vice president of Concert Choir. She is also the president of NCC’s chapter of NAfME (National Association for Music Education). Kierstin enjoys teaching a variety of instruments especially voice and piano. Her biggest joy is seeing others fall in love with music and helping others achieve their goals in music. She is excited to begin teaching at Bach to Rock!!
Luis is an Elmhurst College graduate with a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies. He started his music career in fifth grade when he joined the school band on trumpet. His passion for music was instilled in him by his father who is a classically trained mariachi singer from Mexico. By the age of 13, he started to teach himself the drumset and started playing drumset in the jazz band at school and formed a band with his three brothers. Now, Luis tours and performs with his band, as well as teaches private drumset and trumpet lessons at Bach to Rock. Luis aims to share his passion with as many young musicians as possible while passing along the profound knowledge of all of his past instructors.
- 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.