Alek Glauvitz, Assistant Director, came to Bach to Rock with a wide variety of experience in the music world; From picking up the guitar at the age of 13, starting his own high school punk band, starting his own booking company managing and booking himself and friend’s bands, to managing a music venue, he has seen (almost) it all! Alek graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music Business from McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul. He has worked at small music lessons facilities before coming to Bach to Rock, and has a strong passion for sharing his musical knowledge with the next generation of musicians. Alek is the Assistant Director at Bach to Rock, Plymouth, and cannot wait to be a part of your student’s musical journey!
Staff & Music Teachers
Alex G. is a multi-instrumentalist hailing from Albertville, Minnesota. He is classically trained on the upright bass, but also plays electric bass, guitar, drums, banjo and piano. Apart from teaching he plays gigs in the evenings and on the weekends all over the midwest.
Arja N. is a central Wisconsin native and has been performing most of her life, from musicals to full band rock shows. She attended McNally Smith College of Music and received her Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance. Post college Arja writes music for, and performs in, the acoustic duo Just Us, traveling all around the Mid-West. Arja works administration and teaches voice lessons at Bach to Rock.
Dory K. brings the DJ culture and everything that is known of what it takes to be a successful DJ and artist to The Beat Refinery at Bach to Rock. With 30 years of DJ and Production experience in multiple electronic music genres, Dory continues to receive accolades and respect from industry peers in the form of regular bookings, articles in high profile publications (New York Times, Spin, City Pages, etc.), countless music blog features, Online DJ Store features (Beatport, TraxSource), "Twin Cities Best Club DJ" award (City Pages 2005), and his own star on the First Avenue night club wall in Minneapolis.
Eric K. is a multi-instrumentalist that aims to make his students the best they can be. Although Eric grew up listening to and playing rock n’ roll music he also studied classical and jazz guitar at the University of St. Thomas. Eric is a lover of music in all its beautiful forms. He loves playing and teaching everything from rock, jazz, funk, metal, classical, punk, alternative, folk, hip-hop, musicals, blues and beyond. Eric plays guitar, bass, drums, piano, and mandolin, and likes to play in a variety of different genres. Eric’s goal as a teacher is to make sure his students learn practical and useful information that they can actually use. He loves watching all his students grow and wants for them to fully realize their full potential as musicians.
Erik B. My family has always been musical. I began playing drums for his minister father at the age 14, not because I knew how but because my father needed a drummer. From there, I picked up acoustic guitar from my older sister. By the age of 16, I began playing in bands and did so until my mid 20s. I studied music theory in college by the beach and in my late 20s I moved to Los Angeles to pursue music as a full time career. After a couple year LA, life blessed me with my first daughter and my little tribe relocated to the Midwest to be closer to all of our loved ones. I really love being part of this new B2R family and I am so excited to see where music takes me next!
Gabbi S. is a classically trained pianist who was bitten by the rock and roll bug. She brought her instrument into the band setting and is passionate about inspiring others to do the same. Aside from keys, Gabbi plays drums, guitar, vocals and ukulele. She performs in musical theater productions around the twin cities, as well as the local band The Professionals. Gabbi studied sound design at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and produces solo and collaborative projects. Currently, she studies business at Augsburg University, and hopes to expand her career in music. She is influenced and inspired by everything from Tchaikovsky and Schumann to Elton John and Ariana Grande.
Jason O. started playing guitar at 11 years of age. He discovered a great passion for music, with his first influence being rock music. Upon learning many various songs in that genre, he acquired skill and dexterity with his hands. Jazz music was the next music influence in his life, after rock music. He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Guitar Performance from McNally Smith College of Music, where he received more in-depth guitar training, including technique, theory, and additional guitar styles. Before entering college, Jason received instruction from a variety of awesome guitar instructors. He understands the importance of music training and values education.
Jen S.'s love of music began when she started taking piano and French horn in elementary school, and she has continued to expand her repertoire of instruments since then. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with degrees in music education and composition, and she is currently pursuing her masters degree in education. As a public school teacher, Jen has taught band, orchestra, piano, and music appreciation to students K-12. She is especially passionate about giving beginners a strong foundation in their music education. When she's not teaching music, Jen enjoys composing, performing in pit orchestras, and of course learning new instruments!
Miles A. is a musician and educator from Ithaca, New York. He is passionate about the creative and collaborative elements of music, including composing and improvising. As a bandleader, he has performed around the country, including cities like New York, Milwaukee, Madison, and his new home, Minneapolis. As a teacher and a lifelong student of music, Miles loves to explore his own students' specific interests. By combining technical and creative approaches in lessons, he hopes to help his students find their own voice in music.
Tim H. got his start on the guitar at age 8, emulating guitar heroes like Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. In middle school he started his first band, playing bass and singing lead vocals. With this group he wrote his own original songs and gigged all over Hutchinson MN. Throughout high school and college he taught guitar lessons independently, growing his love for teaching music. As a Guitar Performance major at McNally Smith College of Music, he expanded his knowledge of guitar playing and music theory, and also played in a variety of ensembles including blues, rock, jazz, and Latin music.
- 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.