Andy Flickner is owner and director of Bach to Rock Carmel as well as an instructor for piano and guitar lessons. Andy began his instrument training at the age of 8, later going on to study music with David Kaiserman at the University of Louisville. Kaiserman was himself a student of Sascha Gorodnitski at The Julliard and ultimately retired as chair of the Piano Department at Northwestern University. Being a pragmatic artist, Andy decided to pursue studies in electrical engineering and received both his bachelors and masters from Purdue University. Andy continued to study music throughout his 25-year career with R&D Engineering and Management, where he earned six US patents. He and his son, Stephen, formed a duo and regularly perform in local venues. Andy is a passionate piano and guitar player and is grateful for the ability to share his talents and knowledge with his many students at B2R. With his wife and business partner, Jennifer, at his side, Andy cultivates an energized and joyful learning environment for everyone at B2R.
Staff & Music Teachers
Jennifer Flickner is owner and director of Bach to Rock Carmel and is loving every musical moment. Having graduated from Purdue University with a degree in elementary education, Jennifer has a strong background in teaching little ones and doing administrative work. Jennifer spent 8 years teaching in Pike Township, before taking time off to raise her four wonderful children. She later took a position at University High School, where she focuses on event planning as a part of the Admissions Office staff. Jennifer’s background in education, helps her to provide guidance and training to all staff members at B2R in the best pedagogical practices for teaching the varying ages of students we serve. In an effort to make sure all students and staff have a wonderful experience, Jennifer spends each day ensuring B2R is well-organized and smoothly operated.
Kellie M. graduated from Indiana University in 2013. During college, Kellie served as the Secretary of the Board at a local family shelter in Bloomington, where she designed early childhood programs and engineered fundraising events. She went on to receive her master’s in education from Marian University. Kellie used her degree to teach elementary and middle school in downtown Indianapolis, while simultaneously running programs for the Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis. She combines her passion for working with children with 12 years of choral experience, singing with a nationally touring choir from the age of 10. Kellie now serves as the Assistant Director of B2R and teaches piano and early childhood lessons.
Adam B. studied music at Berklee College of Music and previously worked as the Musical Director for Carnival Cruise Line. He spent almost four years ensuring outstanding musical performances for the Carnival Entertainment program. Adam went on to become a recording engineer, studio musician, and producer for Last Day Productions and is an expert at arranging and producing music. Adam joins B2R as a band coach and private lessons instructor for piano, guitar, bass, and drums.
Asha W. sings weekly in a professional vocal ensemble locally in Carmel. She graduated with a degree in Commercial Music in May of 2017 from Millikin University. While receiving her degree she focused on music theory and arrangement, as well as studio technique and production. Asha put her education into practice by working for First Step Records in Decatur, IL as a studio engineer. For B2R Asha now serves as an early childhood teacher, glee club coach and vocal lessons instructor.
Joshua M. graduated with a bachelor’s in Christian Ministries from Ozark Christian College. Since 7th grade Josh has played in church bands and now works as a Student Worship Pastor in Indianapolis. His passion for music grew strong in his childhood, taking piano lessons from his mother and moving to drums and bass as he got older. At B2R Josh works as a drum and guitar instructor.
Lauren F. has spent 7 years practicing the flute, enjoys playing piano, and has participated in multiple musicals. Lauren works in the nursery at Traders Point Christian Church and has worked with newborn, toddler and elementary age children for a number of years. Lauren brings her love of working with children to B2R as an early childhood instructor.
Logan F. recently completed his master’s degree in Percussion Performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Logan has spent time performing with Chicago College’s Wind Ensemble and Performing Arts Ensemble. He currently is a timpanist and percussionist for the Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble and has taught percussion since 2015. Logan has joined the B2R team as a drumming instructor.
McKay P. works professionally as an audio engineer, DJ and music producer. He has over 5 years of experience in music mixing, composition, and production. McKay graduated in 2017 with a degree in Music Media Production from Ball State University. McKay serves as the music production instructor, while also teaching lessons in DJ and guitar here at B2R.
Pam M. has served as a vocal coach in the Indianapolis area for over 25 years. She has a degree in Music Education that she received from University of Indianapolis and went on to teach music in Warren and Washington Townships. Pam now is an account executive at Art to Remember, where she helps to enrich local schools’ arts programs through fundraising and marketing. Pam has brought her decades of experience to B2R as one of our vocal and piano instructors.
Patrick G. earned his bachelor’s in music and religion from Wabash College. He spent time teaching music at Kingsway Christian School and acted as their middle school band director. Patrick has spent the past 7 years performing with his church band as a keyboardist and played for 2 years as a trombonist in the Red Card Regiment for the Indy Eleven Rally Band. Patrick joins the B2R team as a piano and brass instructor.
Paul W. transferred to us from the Houston, TX B2R where he primarily taught guitar and saxophone lessons. Paul received his bachelor’s in English from Washington State University and taught both college and high school age students for several years. Paul is now using his education background and love of music to teach guitar, saxophone, piano and band here at B2R.
Ron M., more commonly known as DJ Indiana Jones, has been a club, mixtape, radio, and world tour DJ for over 30 years. Ron has worked as an on-air mixer for RadioNow 100.9 and 93.1, been a DJ for the Indiana Pacers in 2013, and is a regular DJ for The Vogue. He has toured with award winning artists, such as Kanye West, Run DMC, Snoop Dogg, Destiny’s Child, Eminem, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and more. Ron was voted Indy’s Best DJ by Nuvo Readers in 2002, 2008, and 2010. Ron joins the B2R team as a DJ instructor.
Sarah W. has a degree in Piano Performance from Albion College and a Master of Music in piano pedagogy from Eastern Michigan. Sarah has over 6 years of experience in piano instruction, working with students of all ages and abilities. She served for four years as a church pianist at the Covenant Community Church of Redford, Michigan. Sarah now has joined the B2R team as a piano instructor.
Stephen F. has been playing music for over 20 years. He is primarily a drummer but has a love for guitar, keys and vocal arts. For the past 5 years, Stephen has been focused on writing, producing and recording his own music, and previously worked in Los Angeles as a recording artist. At B2R Stephen teaches drums, rock band and music production.
Stephen W. graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s in Music Media Production and a Master of Music in Composition. During his time at Ball State, he spent time teaching his own undergraduate course in music theory and worked to create ear training software. Stephen is a nationally recognized expert in music theory, who has spent time presenting at multiple national conferences. He joins us at B2R as a piano and guitar instructor.
Tamalynn O. has played cello for over 10 years, winning awards for her playing from the Michigan Federation of Music Club, Dexter Chamber Orchestra, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association and more. Currently Tam is studying Classical Cello Performance at Butler University. She is a part of the Butler Opera and Ballet Orchestra and has been teaching strings lessons since 2017. At B2R Tam has joined us as a strings and piano instructor.
- 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.