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Staff & Music Teachers

Phyllis F.

Phyllis F. – Director

A long-time Lake Norman resident, Phyllis leads all aspects of our Huntersville school.  With over 15 years in collegiate recruiting and admissions prior to joining Bach to Rock, she understands the value of intellectual and social enrichment for any age and loves to share that appreciation with others through music education.  Phyllis studied business administration in her college days at South University and holds a prior certification in broadcasting.  She brings deep experience in management, sales, marketing and customer service to her role and would love to help you, your family, and friends find joy in learning music at B2R. 

Joseph P.

Joseph P. – Lead Instructor – Trumpet, Guitar, Piano/Keys, Bass, Voice, Drums, Early Childhood Program, B2R Band, Recording Arts & Music Production

Joseph provides our school rich experience in the B2R curriculum, deep knowledge of best teaching practices, and a drive for excellence in all that we deliver to students.  His roots in music were put down young, and as he grew, Joseph soaked up as many lessons on various instruments as he could.  He carried his love affair with music into college, earning his bachelor’s in music performance from UNC Chapel Hill, and gained practical experience touring the Southeast with his band before working in sales, retail management, and music instruction and administration.  If you want to develop your own love affair with music, come study with Joseph!

Sasha M.

Sasha M. – Admin. Asst./Instructor – French Horn, Piano/Keys & Early Childhood Program

Sasha’s smiling face is likely to greet you first when you come inside our doors!  In addition to managing the busy front desk many days, Sasha doubles as a capable and fun-loving music instructor.  She studied music at Cape Fear (NC) Community College and applies her musical passion and experience to toddler, preschool, and early elementary classes at B2R.  One of her biggest musical inspirations is her young son Atlas, who loves music and dancing wherever they go together.  Sasha can’t wait to have your children join her for all kinds of musical adventures!

Erica P.

Erica P. – Marketing Specialist – Business/Community/School/Social Outreach & Events

Erica is our out-and-about resource in the Lake Norman community, finding great events at which our student bands can perform, places for our instructors to visit, and ways for area residents to connect with our unique brand of music education.  Erica graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a degree in business.  She has two daughters who keep her very busy.  When she isn't working, Erica is most often found in the car shuttling the kids around town.  She enjoys listening to all genres of music and especially likes hearing her girls practice their instruments at home. 

Ashenna M.

Ashenna M. – Instructor – Voice, B2R Glee Club & Early Childhood Program

A voice performance graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, Ashenna is passion personified when it comes to singing and teaching music.  In her collegiate days, she toured many places with her university ensemble and even performed the signature Habanera aria by lead character Carmen from Georges Bizet’s famed opera of the same name.  These days, Ashenna teaches music full-time at an area elementary school and part-time with B2R, specializing in our vocal offerings, summer camps, and early childhood program.  She’s excited to teach the next generation of stars!

Ethan W.

Ethan W. – Instructor – Piano/Keys, Trumpet & Early Childhood Program

Ethan is a dual-power instructor teaching trumpet and piano/keys at B2R and specializes in our many events around town.  A UNC Charlotte student studying music composition and computer science, Ethan has always kept a special place for music in his life.  He began playing piano at a very young age and through middle and high school developed an additional passion for the trumpet.  He’s played in multiple groups, including jazz band, orchestra, pep band, marching band, trumpet ensemble and wind ensemble.  Ethan’s dream is to one day create movie, video game and media scores!

Nathan L.

Nathan L. – Instructor – Trumpet, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keys, Early Childhood Program, Auxiliary and Chromatic Percussion & B2R Band

A highly versatile musician with tons of vitality, Nathan has applied his talent to ensembles of all types – from orchestra, to concert band, to drum and bugle corps, to rock band.  His favorite genre is rock/metal and he’s been writing music for it since before he reached high school.  These days, when Nathan isn’t studying for his music composition degree at UNC-Charlotte, teaching at B2R, or playing music with others, he’s often found enjoying video games, cooking, reading short stories or engineering audio.  Learn music with Nathan and you’re sure to come away energized!

Shavoree B.

Shavoree B. – Instructor – Piano/Keys, Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, Drums, Early Childhood Program, Recording Arts, Music Production, Auxiliary and Chromatic Percussion & B2R Band

Since joining the B2R team in 2018, Shavoree has applied his instrumental flexibility to everything from Rock City class for preschoolers to private lessons for seasoned adults.  He began his musical journey by playing piano and bass for church at the age of 13, and as he grew, he decided to enhance his creative skills by immersing himself in music at Northwest School of the Arts.  Shavoree is a trained jazz musician, but his musical repertoire ranges from alternative rock to funk/soul to heavy metal to sound healing.  He looks forward to guiding you or your child on your own journey!

Why B2R?

  • 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.

B2R Curriculum

  • 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.