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Staff & Music Teachers

Rick Schmidt

Rick Schmidt is the Owner of Bach to Rock Lake Mary (Orlando) & Lutz (Tampa). 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. He is also known as Riley's Dad, Desi's Dad, Ian's Dad & Parker's Dad.

Steven Card

Steven Card is the 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.


Savannah (aka SavvyFresh) is the Assistant Site Director but also teaches piano, vocals, clarinet and unrelated to music, how to gift wrap stuff. She was a student at Blake High School & recently graduated from Southeastern University with a crazy high GPA. Savannah is a Tampa native and was a head lifeguard at the YMCA for several years.


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.


Chase is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and creates music for film and video games. He teaches guitar, piano, b bass and uke...but don't ask him to teach you how to ride a bike. He is still working on that.


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.


NatLee is seasoned singer/songwriter and has auditioned for The Voice and American Idol. She is a graduate of Blake's prestigious music program. She is a multi-instrumentalist but vocals may be her favorite program to teach.

DJ Speedy Jr

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.


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.


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.

Tyler C.

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.

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.

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.