Rick Wilson, Owner and Director is a 30+ year resident of Virginia Beach. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a Deputy Sheriff with the VB Sheriff's Dept. He spent 23 years in the Automobile Retail Industry, before finally achieving his dream of opening his Bach to Rock Music School. "Music has always been my first love and passion. I have been given a great opportunity to share my passion with my community and cultivate the up and coming Rock Stars! I love the feeling you get when you on are stage performing, there is nothing quite like it!" His musical influences are broad and eclectic.
Staff & Music Teachers
Julianne McGinty, Assistant Site Director at Bach to Rock Virginia Beach, comes from a sales and marketing background. Julianne earned her b.s degree from Radford university in marketing. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and management. She has worked in various music schools throughout Hampton roads area. Julianne has been instrumental in helping all level of music students achieve their goal of becoming skilled musicians. Her favorite bands are, radio head, pink Floyd, muse and pearl jam just to name a few.
Jessica P. - Early ducation, piano, violin, clarinet, cello instructor. I am from a family of very talented bluegrass musicians. In 6th grade I veered from banjo and mandolin and picked up a clarinet. In high school I was in various ensembles that I decided to make a career out of it. I graduated from bridgewater college in may 2017 with a B.A. in music education. I believe music enriches lives. I hope to pass a love of music to all my students.
Cindle V. is a multi-instrumentalist. She teaches piano,guitar,bass,violin,flute,and she is also a vocal instructor. She has a Bachelors degree in music education and a minor in music theory from Malone University. She is a member of the national music educators association. She brings over 7 years experience teaching in both the school systems and private sector. She performs regularly in the community and around the country. Cindle is excited to teach and instruct the next super star performers here at Bach To Rock .
Daniel P. grew up in Hampton roads and has been playin music for decades. He teaches piano, drums, trombone, keyboards & vocals. He graduated the Atlanta institute of music in 2018 and quickly found a passion in teaching. He currently plays with the very popular Chase Payne band and tours all over the east coast with the band. He wants to share the love and passion he has for music with all his students here at Bach to rock Virginia Beach!
Erika B., born in Brooklyn, New York but raised in Virginia, has worked really hard to make a name for herself. With over 10 years under her belt, her events has ranged from Urban Clubs, Tours to Raves and Cons. Playing in some of the biggest night clubs in the Hampton Roads area. Her influences range from Dj Scratch and Dj Evil Dee to 12th Planet and Carl Cox, just to name a few. Swiftly gaining notoriety, Erika B was dubbed the official DJ for Rah Digga, a Guest Dj on Sway in the Morning, opened for Salt n Pepa's Legends in Hip Hop Tour, Djed for Ayo&Teo, Mike Epps Live and Katt Williams. Expanding her brand, Erika B has opened for Grandtheft, Bear Grills, The Crystal Method, House Nation, 2X NekoCon Dj, and Co-founded Hampton Roads EDM . As Virginia recognized her skills, she was once honored with the Dj Bee 'Dj of the year' Award, Voted Virginia's Master of the Mix 'Favorite Dj', and a Mcdonalds Flavor Battle Finalist, certifying her one of the Top Djs in her area.
DJ Julz Gat is a premier DJ in the Hampton roads area who has performed at and holds DJ residencies at many local and regional events and venues. He was crowned the Virginia Beach Master of the Mix in 2017 winning the local DJ contest and plans to compete and battle in even bigger contests like the DMC and Redbull Thre3style and is very avid about pushing the craft to the next level. Starting out DJing 10 years ago he has evolved his skillset from starting out on an old Vestax mixer and turntables with vinyl to a intro DJ controller to a professional Dj controller back to 2 turntables and a pro Mixer. Infulenced by the greats like Dj Q-bert, Mix Master Mike, Scratch Bastid, Jazzy Jeff, DJ AM, and the likes, he continues to pursue the art of djing while keeping the Party jumping! DJ Julz Gat is very pleased to be teaching the next generation of young DJs along their DJ Journey!
Jordan O. - Music has always been a passion of mine. I started learning how to play the piano at the age of 5. In elementary school, I learned to play the violin and even made it to All-City Orchestra. In middle school, I learned to play the trumpet and saxophone and was First Chair throughout middle school for both instruments. In high school, I learned how to play the guitar and started a rock band where I also learned how to play the drums and bass guitar. At the age of 16, I started teaching piano out of my parent's house. At the end of 2011, I became a music teacher at Muzik-4-Life where I taught a variety of instruments to students of different musical experiences and ages. In 2015, I was hired at Little Angels Montessori Preschool as their Music Teacher where I taught ages 3 to school aged kids how to play bucket drums, piano, and the recorder. Til this day, I continue to spread my passion for music through teaching.
Nyoka M. Is a vocal instructor here at Bach to rock Va.Beach she holds a BFA in musical theatre from Emory Henry college . she is currently an acting student at Regent university. She is currently performing with the Virginia stage company. She has performed at the Detroit opera house . She is super excited to share her vocal talents with all her students.
Todd W. taught Private Lessons for over 10 years. He was the touring drummer for National Recording Artist Nothington for 8 years and various local bands for 20 years! He has 32 years of professional drumming experience! Todd has worked for Ego Music, D&D Music, School of Rock and now joins our family at Bach to Rock. Todd enjoys music from all genres. His favorite artist is Pearl Jam.
Tyler W. fell in love with the drums when his dad started teaching him to play at 8 years old. He is super excited to teach the up and coming drum students at Bach to Rock! He is also excited to be working with his dad (Rick Wilson - Owner/Director) and hopes to one day take over the business.
- 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.