Sean Zatorsky is the Site Director of Bach to Rock Johns Creek. He comes from a family of musicians that have been in bands their entire lives. He has been involved in music since the age of 6 when he learned to play the keyboard, and learned early on, in the middle school band, to play the flute and trumpet. He then progressed from in the middle school band the school band to the rock band. He started playing guitar, drums, and bass before finally settling on vocals. He has sung professionally for the past 13 years, touring the world. He can scream in many different styles and can also sing a multitude of ranges. His passion for music is unmistakable and being involved in the creation of music helps drive him each and every day. He is also very excited to share his experiences and joys of music with the Bach to Rockers of Johns Creek. Rock ‘n roll!!
Staff & Music Teachers
Jon V. is the Bach to Rock Johns Creek’s Site Assistant Director. He received his bachelor’s degree in music education from Point Loma Nazarene University in southern California, then moved from coast to coast to earn his music teaching license through Georgia State University in 2020. Jon is a classically trained vocalist who has performed in eight different European countries alongside collegiate choral and a cappella groups, and is featured on multiple studio albums for vocals and musical arrangements. He has directed and taught various ensembles and individual musicians of a wide range of styles, and is passionate about music of every genre. Within everyone with whom he comes in contact, Jon’s goal is to inspire an appreciation of art and a respect for musical creation, so facilitating musical growth with Bach to Rock Johns Creek is a dream come true!
Alex G. teaches bass, guitar, ukulele, drums, keyboard and voice. He's performed all over the East Coast, Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. Raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Alex got his musical start on the guitar at the age of 11 and jammed incessantly through high school, picking up the upright bass as a senior. Alex was admitted into the conservatory of Puerto Rico on waiting list but soon landed a steady gig with former beach boys pianist, Carli Muñoz, and went on to study, perform and record with some of Puerto Rico's finest musicians. In 2012, Alex was awarded a full tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he studied and performed both locally and internationally with Grammy winners including John Oates, Joe Lovano and Danilo Perez. While living in New York, Alex performed with Former Beyonce drummer and Grammy award winner Kim Thompson and jazz luminary Franciso Mela while teaching families in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Inspired by Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena music and Free Jazz, lessons with Alex are enriching and fun. He's as passionate about music as he is about helping students achieve their own musical goals.
Briana K. is a music teacher for voice (classical and contemporary), piano, early education, and ukulele at Bach to Rock. Her main instruments are these three, but she has extensive experience working with bands and has dabbled with guitar, drums, and trumpet. She first started in music at age 11 in choir and musical theater. Her trio won the region championship in her Senior year and she attended Allstate three times throughout middle and high school. In addition, she started learning the piano through her church’s worship team while in high school. Briana graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor’s degree in music in December of 2018 from Toccoa Falls where she studied classical and contemporary voice, piano, and worked with several school worship bands. She is currently the vocalist and keyboardist in her local band Clavicle who just released their first album a few months ago. Briana also interns at the Atlanta music venue The Masquerade with sound and marketing. She loves sharing the joy of music and cannot wait to be a part of teaching it to you!
Campbell plays the drums, piano, and guitar at B2R. He is also involved in a small number of musical projects. Music has been his passion since he was a child, and now he hopes he can use his knowledge to help inspire the next generation of musicians!
Charis S. is so excited to be teaching Voice and Piano at Bach To Rock! She was raised in New England where she was first introduced to music and theatre at a young age. After receiving her Associates Degree from Gulf Coast State College in Musical Theatre she started to pursue her passions by working professionally and then moving to the Atlanta area. Charis has taught at Emerald Coast Theatre Compay and the Seaside Repertory Theatre teaching kids the wonder of the arts! Some of her favorite roles include; Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Eponine in Les Miserables and Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Darius B. teaches drums, guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, and rock band at B2R Johns Creek. He was born in Motown, Detroit and raised in Atlanta. He has been drumming in bands on stage and in the studio from age 14. Moving to Berlin at age 19 he began electronic music production and DJing. He then decided to expand his sound/abilities when he moved to Windhoek, Namibia learning traditional African music for 3 years at The Namibian College of Arts. While in Africa he studied guitar, djembe, piano, marimba as well as mbira and acquired experience teaching these instruments to children. Working on everything from live theater music and sound effects to playing in metal bands to producing commercial music Darius is a very versatile and accomplished musician.
Dustin W. is a musician from Montgomery, Alabama who began taking piano lessons at the age of 10 before transitioning to the guitar and learning a variety of stringed instruments in the following decade. He is currently a student at Georgia State University studying media entrepreneurship. His passion for music teaching developed from teaching his younger cousins the basics of guitar playing while they were toddlers. Now, he carries that same passion as a guitar teacher at Bach to Rock. His classical training at school, along with his self-taught electric guitar repertoire, has developed him into a well-rounded guitarist adept within multiple disciplines of the instrument. He loves performing anywhere he can and hopes to inspire other learning guitarists the same way his teachers have inspired him to become a guitar legend.
Eric R. teaches drums, piano, and guitar at Bach to Rock in addition to regularly performing around the Atlanta area on drum set and percussion for musical theatre productions. Growing up, Eric performed in rock bands and in his high school drum line. Continuing his passion for music, he pursued and received his Bachelors in Music and a certificate in Music and Entertainment Business from Kennesaw State University where he studied music composition, percussion and jazz piano. While at KSU, Eric collaborated with the dance department, wrote music for various commercials and won the 2017 Composition Contest. Outside of KSU he has written for video games, a big band, and arranged percussion and wind music for high school marching bands. Eric believes that music is a language and is excited to share this passion with his students.
Jake O. teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, and cello at B2R Johns Creek. He is a local musician out of Roswell, Georgia. He began playing music at the age of 7 when he began piano lessons, but it was when he received his first guitar at age 15 that he dove head-first into musical studies. At age 17, Jake started a guitar club at his high school, helping other students learn basic guitar skills in an open and judgement-free setting. Jake continued playing throughout high school, and after graduation, went to Georgia College and State University to study music therapy. Once there, Jake trained for nearly 5 years under classical guitarist, Dr. Sydney “Dusty” Woodruff, and studied teaching and therapy techniques with a wide variety of clients. Jake has spent time with clients in Middle Georgian school systems, hospice homes and psychiatric wards, where he used music as a tool to bring his clients a greater sense of happiness, spiritual perspective, and improve their general quality of life. Jake has had his own musical projects since 2012, which brought folk, funk, reggae, jazz and rock influences to stages around Atlanta and Middle Georgia. Although passionate about his own endeavors, Jake truly loves bringing his easy-going, dynamic teaching style to all his students. Each of Jake’s students is privy to a wide variety of guitar styles and techniques, ear training, music theory knowledge and a custom-tailored learning experience based on the student’s personality, preferences and practice schedule.
Jordan F. is a passionate and committed music professional, with the repertoire and perseverance to succeed. She has been mentored by the best in this industry, and collaborated with the best in this industry; including local artist, international popstars, and grammy nominated composers, producers, and singers. Jordan grew up amongst the vibrant and diverse music scene in Atlanta, GA. Throughout her life she has collected an abundance of inspiration from the genres of reggaeton, afrobeat, gospel, R&B, jazz, contemporary, and classical. Jordan is also a scholar with 2 Bachelors of the Arts under her belt. She is an undergraduate studying Interdisciplinary Music with concentrations in film scoring, television composition, and music technology at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She also studied Interdisciplinary English with concentrations in Creative Writing and African American Literature at Georgia Gwinnett College. She has been teaching vocal lessons, piano lessons, and music technology for 4 years now, and has a background credited with 18 years of studying piano, music composition, music theory, vocal techniques, and percussion. This musical prodigy knows how to gain all the wealth and knowledge necessary to be a successful and vivid creator, and instructor.
Matthew K. teaches drums, bass, piano, and early childhood classes at B2R Johns Creek. He grew up in a music loving family. Thanks to his parents, he began enjoying bands such as Pink Floyd and The Doors before he could walk. In sixth grade he joined the middle school band as a percussionist. Unfortunately he was unsure if he wanted to continue with percussion and left the middle school band. He then picked up guitar and bass and began to take private lessons for guitar. Freshman year of high school, Matthew’s friends had a band without a drummer, and with no prior knowledge of him ever picking up a drumstick, asked him to sit behind the kit. He instantly fell in love with it, and began to take private lessons and music theory courses. After high school Matthew attended the Atlanta Institute of Music, from which he graduated with honors. Since graduation Matthew has performed with the Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts, original rock groups, and cover bands. Matthew’s main influences come from funk, jazz, and rock.
Spenser P. teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, drums, and piano. He is Bach To Rock Johns Creek’s resident Rock Star. From Blues, Folk, and Pop, to Rock and Heavy Metal, there’s very little, musically, that he won’t passionately explore. Filling his roles as both instructor and lead Audio/Recording engineer, he makes a well-versed and well-balanced member of our team. He has spent the last 15 years developing his talents as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. Having completed his Bachelor of Science in Music Production at Full Sail University, in addition to his 12 years’ experience in recording and live sound, Spenser now hopes to apply his skills toward ushering in a new generation of musicians. As a father for 9 years and counting, he is an experienced and patient teacher to students of all ages, and well equipped to face the challenges and rewards that come with teaching and sharing music with others.
Tony L. Is a music educator with 25 years of experience. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor in Music Education. He started his career as a band director in Dallas/Ft. Worth with various public, private, and charter schools in 1995. In 2012, He was a middle school band director and interim orchestra director. He moved to Georgia in 2017 and currently works as a general music teacher in Clayton County. He was a Walt Disney World jazz musician in 1994 as a trumpet performer and he is also a brass and woodwind specialist.
- 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.