Hannah Rose Kaufmann, Director of Bach to Rock Alpharetta. Hannah is a Contemporary/Pop Singer-Songwriter from central Florida. She lives in Atlanta, GA and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University. Hannah is sponsored by Taylor Guitars, Klipsch Audio, and Kyser Musical Products. She began playing guitar at 7 years old, and singing and songwriting at 11 years old. Hannah has had extensive professional music training since her youth, including voice coaching, guitar lessons, performance and stage training, songwriting coaching, and artist development. Her 2014 debut EP was produced at Southern Tracks Recording Studio by Nico Constantine, former lead guitarist and music director for Lady Gaga, and the early stages of her career were managed by Larry Fridie, former business manager to James Brown. Hannah has co-written with artists like Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, frontman of Blue Oyster Cult, and she is an active member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs). Her vocal coaches include JR Richards of Dishwalla, and Peggy Still Johnson. Hannah’s experiences in the music industry inspired her to gain a formal education with the goal of supporting other creative artists. She is eager to use her talents and experiences to positively impact the musicians and families of Bach to Rock.
Staff & Music Teachers
Lucy G., Assistant Director, teaches voice and Early Education classes at Bach To Rock! Lucy is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre. Lucy has been involved in the performing arts since she was 3 years old! As a child, Lucy took voice, dance, and acting classes with the Suwannee Academy of The Arts and eventually transition to private voice lessons. Throughout high school and college, Lucy performed in all of her schools' choral and theater productions. In college, Lucy was an active participant of the Concert Choir and Hilltop Singers and was Vice President and President of the Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre honors society. Since her college graduation, Lucy has volunteered with the Atlanta Children's Theater's summer camps and completed a year-long internship at Actors Express as an acting Intern for their 29th season. Some of Lucy's favorite roles/credits have been: Martha in Spring Awakening, Paulette in Legally Blonde, Little Stone in Eurydice, The Evil Stepmother/Jack's Mother in Into the Woods, Betty in The Crucible, BeBe in A Chorus Line, and Carrie in Carrie. She is super excited to join the team at B2R and share her love and passion for music with her students!
Austin D., Music Director, picked up a guitar one day in middle school and could not put it down after listening to classic rock for the majority of his young life. Since then, he has been playing at churches and writing music for his own rock/metal projects. Aside from playing the guitar, Austin also developed a love for music production. He attended the Art Institute of Atlanta for Audio Production where he honed his production skills. From here, Austin began recording, mixing, and mastering for artists in the Athens/Atlanta area. Some of his favorite bands include Alter Bridge, AC/DC, Tesseract and Periphery. Austin teaches guitar, bass, drums, and rockband at Bach to Rock!
Carmen Guinto, Owner of B2R Alpharetta. Received degrees in accounting and computer science. Also, his MBA from the University of GA. Carmen was inspired to open B2R Alpharetta after joining a jam band with his wife, Nancy. It is his goal to master every instrument that is taught at B2R Alpharetta. Currently rocking out on the bass with his own band “Just Add Water”
Nancy Giunto is one of our owners and teaches piano and Early Education at Bach to Rock. She took classical piano lessons for 11 years growing up, eventually studying with Mary Boyd, accompanist for the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in New York. Nancy has her Masters in Elementary Education and taught 3rd and 4th graders for 20 years in the Central New York public school system. Nancy has always incorporated music into her curriculum and classroom lessons; whether it was Native American flute and Classical music for Writing, African Drum and Mariachi music for World Studies, or Rock N Roll and Dance music for recess! Nancy listens to music every day, loves to sing in her car and likes to make up new lyrics for familiar songs when singing around her house. Her favorite musical genres to listen to are New Age, World Music, and Chill. Nancy thinks "A day without Music is like a day without sunshine"!
Alex P. is a Percussionist, Guitarist, Bassist, Vocalist, Audio Engineer and Songwriter from Atlanta Georgia. Alex is a graduate from Atlanta Leadership College with an Associates Degree in Ministry. He began taking drum lessons at the age of 8, and continued through Middle School and High School. He was trained by Mike Lynch (The Atlanta Falcons, Vic Firth & Lassiter High School) and Alan Sears (Kennesaw State University, Atlanta Quest Indoor Drumline, Innovative Percussion & Sprayberry High School). He has over 10 years of live performance experience, including being involved with artists such as Montell Jordan, Saving Abel, The Nigel Dupree Band and Carnival Cruise Lines. He has performed all over the United States and in countries such as: Thailand, The Philippines, Ireland, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas. He currently is working with Carter Horne. (The Voice season 16)
Brandon teaches voice, piano, guitar, songwriting, and early education classes at B2R. He is an Atlanta based composer and arranger currently studying with Hanna Lisa Stefansson at the Georgia State University School of Music. Brandon has had several pieces performed at Georgia State, including instrumental pieces and a set of art songs, one of which was selected for the 2019 Midwest Music Symposium. Smith has also collaborated with several students for their recitals, including writing pieces for acclaimed soprano Maria Margiolakou and acclaimed guitarist Ayodeji Oduwole. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Georgia State Chapter of the Society of Composers.
Brianna teaches viola, violin, piano, and early education classes at B2R. She has been playing the violin for 7 years and viola for the past 3 years. Brianna is rising junior at Kennesaw State University's School of Music with a concentration in Music Composition, with viola as her principal instrument. After two semesters of working in the KSU music lab, Brianna now works as the Head Music Lab Assistant. Brianna started playing violin in sixth grade after being inspired by a violinist duo called “Nutin But Stringz” who were competing on the TV show America’s Got Talent. Over the years, Brianna has completely fallen in love with music and string instruments. Brianna looks forward to helping beginner musicians start on a path to learn how to produce music through their instruments not just for others, but themselves.
Britt’s life of music has only just begun. She is a senior at Milton High School and, since a young age, has loved all things to do with music. She can be heard humming tunes all around the school, and performs occasionally at events like the Roswell Arts Festival and various open mics. She was a part of her elementary and middle school choruses and is now an active volunteer with the Milton Arts Council. Her favorite jam song is "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson and her go-to karaoke song is "Don’t Stop Believing" by Journey. Britt is a singer/songwriter with big dreams and is thrilled to be at Bach to Rock.
Elliott has always been driven by their passion for music. At the age of 5, they started singing and performing in musicals. At age 10, they started playing guitar. They picked up bass at age 15 to help fill out their first band (of many), and began down a path of trying their hand at whatever instruments they could get their hands on. At 17, Elliott took to answering a greater calling in becoming a small-scale concert promoter (and even running a venue on their own for a time) in order to play a more active role in bringing their community together. 100+ shows booked and a handful of tours later, Elliott is excited to take on education as another mode of promoting music as a wealthy foundation for solidarity and self-expression.
Haley attended the Boston Conservatory and The University of Montevallo for Musical Theatre receiving her B.F.A. A seasoned teacher and performer, Haley has worked with many schools and theatre companies including Tony Award-winning Red Mountain Theatre Company, The Cultural Alliance, UAB's ArtPlay, and is thrilled to be teaching the rockstars at B2R! Haley started studying her craft at a very young age and has had the privilege of working with experienced instructors such as Wanda Banks, Fran Charnas, and Bob Luke. She has had the honor of winning many awards including Best Female Soloist at National Showstoppers, Best Female Soloist Musical Theatre at Walter Trumbauer Theatre Competition, and was nominated for a KCACTF Irene Ryan award for her work on The Last Five Years as Cathy. When she isn't teaching she loves to perform, write music, and spend time with her family. Some of her favorite roles are Peggy in Taffetas, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Kathy in Company, Elsa Von Grossenknueten in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Woman 2 in Songs For A New World, and Deborah in A Kind of Alaska. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with the artists of tomorrow!
Hannah teaches bass, guitar, drums, ukulele, rockband, and early education classes at B2R! She has always had a passion for all things related to music and performing. Hannah started taking guitar lessons at the age of 12, going on to spend many nights holed up in her room learning the entire Green Day discography one song at a time. After exploring different genres and styles, she picked up the bass guitar and hasn’t dropped it since. Hannah is heavily involved in the local music scene of Atlanta and has toured with several bands around the country. In addition, she serves as a musician for churches in the surrounding area. Her favorite bands include The Clash, The Killers, and Phoenix.
Josh started his musical journey in middle school with the saxophone, then picked up a guitar and shortly after that bass. Josh has performed in symphonic bands, jazz bands, as well as rock/ metal bands all throughout the Atlanta area. In addition, he tours the country with his church as a worship leader on mission trips. Josh's favorite bands include Alter Bridge, Tremonti, Periphery, Elevation, and All Sons and Daughters.
Rachel teaches voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, and early education classes. She is an Atlanta singer/songwriter and independent recording artist who began her musical career in theatre when she was just five years old. Rachel performed in musical theatre, choirs, and acapella groups throughout her childhood. She started writing songs at the age of 13, and her first single "Undefeated" was released on iTunes in 2015. She has toured in the US and England. Rachel has worked with a variety of Grammy-nominated artists and producers: Skillet and Hollyn, Rock the World Music Festival, Nick Chawala (Bravo Ocean Music), Prisca, Rich Veltrop (Pink, Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine), and Glenn Sawyer (The Spot Studios). Currently, Rachel is majoring in Media Entertainment with a certificate in Music Entertainment Business at KSU. When she isn’t teaching music, Rachel spends her time songwriting, performing, and playing soccer.
- 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.