Rick Schmidt is the Site Director and Franchisee of Bach to Rock Lutz. As a Program Director of some of America's biggest Rock/Alternative radio stations, he helped launch the careers of Sister Hazel, Creed and Shinedown. Prior to opening Bach to Rock, Rick handled marketing for the Mahaffey Theater and the St. Pete Museum of History. He is also known as Riley's Dad, Desi's Dad, Ian's Dad & Parker's Dad.
Staff & Music Teachers
Steven Card is the Assistant Site Director and an instructor at Bach to Rock Lutz. Steven attended Alonso High School and the University of Tampa music program. Steven plays several instruments and performs with his band "Discord Theory" at clubs all over Tampa. He may dazzle you with his collection of cool music tattoos.
Alan is the only South African on the staff, so you'll recognize his voice immediately. When he is not teaching guitar, drums, piano or mixing at Bach to Rock, Alan creates his own music and remixes for national artists under the name "K1DO".
Alex In addition to her mad piano skills, Alex is a gifted singer. Most recently, she performed with the St. Pete Opera. Alex is currently attending the University of South Florida. Go Bulls!
Andrew is a graduate of Gaither High and was selected for USF's Chamber Singers in School of Music. Andrew loves his voice, piano, drums and guitar students! He is the guitar player and singer in "Back Off Nancy" and is excited to work with the bands at B2R Lutz.
Atlanta is our most colorful vocal and drum instructor. She is currently attending the University of Tampa and has performed at a number of venues, theme parks and even the Macy's Day Parade! Atlanta is also part of the Bach to Rock events team, so come say hi when you see B2R in the community!
Austin is a bike enthusiast, pianist and drummer. Austin attended Michigan State University but loves the Florida weather better. He performs locally with Steven in "Discord Theory".
Christjen is a lifelong Tampa Bay resident and has been working in education since 2012. His first instrument was saxophone, although he plays and teaches 8 more instruments, including voice. Christjen worked as a professional song-writer and vocal coach and currently, is pursuing his Masters degree. Christjen performs locally with "We're Home", comprised of other area teachers.
Devin is a busy guy He teaches drums, guitar and piano at Bach to Rock, while attending USF and real estate school. Devin also loves Pro Tools and photography. And during his free time (when is that?), Devin performs all over Tampa Bay.
DJ Bamboo recently moved to Tampa and hails from New York City, where he taught at the Scratch Academy. Bamboo joined our Beat Refinery during the summer and loved teaching kids to mix and scratch at camp.
DJ Speedy Jr (Speedy Sr. is a legend in the area) teaches private and group lessons in our Beat Refinery. Speedy and his mixes can be heard on Maxima and at clubs throughout Tampa Bay. Speedy is one of the areas most recognized DJ's.
Evan is a guitar, voice and bass instructor. He has been involved in Steinbrenner High's theatre program and is continuing his music education in SPC's audio engineering program. Evan may also be the friendly face behind our front desk or at events in the community.
Johnny teaches piano, bass, guitar, drums and rock band...and loves them all dearly. If you visit a major theme park in Central Florida, don't be surprised to hear him performing throughout the year.
Kat teaches a variety of Bach to Rock's early education programs, such as Rock N Roll, Rock City and Kids N Keys. She is a Mom to little Sylas but still finds time to play bass with Christjen in the band "We're Home". Kat is also part of the team that makes Birthdays rock at B2R!
Mary teaches private and group piano lessons, including a number of our Kids N Keys classes. In addition to her love of music, Mary loves animals and was selected into the SPC Vet Tech program. Mary is leading the charge for B2R Lutz to purchase a xylophone, one of her favorite instruments.
Pablo is an instructor in the Beat Refinery but also teaches piano. Pablo is a graduate of Full Sail University, where he gained great knowledge of Ableton and several audio production programs. Pablo performs at clubs and special events around Florida.
Paul (aka DJ Backbone) is a well-recognized face in the Tampa Bay DJ community and leads the Beat Refinery program. Paul has performed at venues throughout the Bay area and mixes at special events all over Tampa Bay. Cool fact about Paul: he has a mobile solar powered DJ bike.
Rayne has been a violinist for nearly two decades and received multiple music scholarships. In addition to performing with The Florida Orchestra, she has recorded with a number of Tampa musicians in a variety of genres, including rock. Rayne attends the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) in the College of Medicine.
Royse is passionate about drums. As one of Florida's best and well-known drummers, Royse has performed with many players at venues all over the state. Don't be surprised if you catch him behind the kit at Skippers or one of Tampa Bay's leading music venues.
Trevor earned his Bachelors of Science in Audio Engineering from Middle Tennessee State, one of America's top audio production schools. Trevor has 12 years of audio recording and 15 years of guitar performance experience. Before moving to Tampa, Trevor was a full-time engineer in Nashville, TN and worked with the legendary Allen McKindree-Palmer at PGI Studios.
Tyler C. known to don a Superman shirt and teach kids to play guitar, bass, uke or drums. Tyler loves the blues and claims to be an old soul with soul.
Tyler P. is our Heavy Metal guy. In addition to teaching the Tuba, he's your guy for Metallica and Pantera guitar lessons. Tyler also teaches bass, drums and rock band.
- 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.