Kellie Miles-Fink is co-owner and Director of Bach to Rock Fishers as well as instructor of early childhood and piano. Kellie graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with a degree in Gender Studies. During college, Kellie served as 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 has spent the last 2 years as the Assistant Director of Bach to Rock Carmel. The combination of these experiences provides Kellie with the ability to confidently run B2R Fishers and guarantee it is a place with a caring and joyful environment for all students and staff, while also ensuring the school’s focus on providing a fun and wholistic music education for all.
Staff & Music Teachers
Andy Flickner is owner and director of Bach to Rock Carmel, co-owner of Bach to Rock Fishers and is instructor for piano and guitar. 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 Juilliard 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.
Jennifer Flickner is owner and director of Bach to Rock Carmel and co-owner of Bach to Rock Fishers. 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. With a focus on creating the very best musical experience, Jennifer spends each day ensuring B2R is well-organized and smoothly operated.
Brenna P. joins B2R Fishers as our Assistant Director and instructor of voice, piano, and early childhood. Brenna has spent over 8 years as a music instructor and director of students of all ages. She received her degree in Commercial Music from Millikin University in 2015 and began her career in music as the Worship and Choral Director of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Illinois. In 2018, Brenna began teaching as a middle school music teacher in Lawrence Township, where she was able to share her passion for vocal jazz and music production with her students. While in college, Brenna spent 3 years instructing and managing the BluBop vocal jazz ensemble at Millikin University. With a combined 18 years of singing experience, Brenna has gained accomplishments as a director and accompanist of multiple choral groups. She brings these skills along with her years of experience teaching school age students to the Bach to Rock team.
Andrew W. graduated in December of 2020 with a degree in Music Production Media from Ball State University. At Ball State, Andrew performed in the Ball State's Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Combos, Brazilian Ensemble, Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble, and the Ball State University Singers show choir band. Andrew has also earned accomplishments such as attending the Nebosja Zivkovic percussion camp in Engers, Germany, earning a spot in the NAfME All-National Concert Band, and earning the John Philip Sousa Band Award for his passion and excellence in the pursuit of music. Recently, Andrew also was able to release an album with his band The Droagz, contributing as both a writer and the drummer for the album. Andrew joins us at B2R as a drumming, piano, and music production instructor.
Chris S. is a lifelong guitar and bass player and has taught private guitar and bass lessons for the past 5 years. During the day, Chris spends his time as the Production Director of College Park Church in Indianapolis. He has his Master’s in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity school and spent time as an Associate Pastor of a church in Springfield, Ohio. Chris has experience playing in live performing bands for the past 20 years and combines this with 15 years of leading church music, touring with recording artists, and writing and recording songs for gospel artists. Chris joins the Bach to Rock Fishers team as instructor of guitar and bass.
Elliott P. joins B2R Fishers as an instructor of guitar, bass, music production and early childhood classes. Currently Elliott is studying at IUPUI to earn his degree in Music Technology with concentrations in Guitar. Elliott began playing guitar at the age of 9 and brings well over a decade of guitar experience to his teaching at Bach to Rock. At IUPUI, Elliott studies guitar under Alexander Williams and is an active performer with the Guitar Ensemble and the Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. He has also spent time working as a guitar technician for Catered Cabaret, sponsored by Static Shack - Alan Johnson Recording Studio. In joining the B2R team, Elliott brings his skills in music technology and guitar playing combined with a passion for music education!
Gabrielle G. earned her degree in Christian Ministries from Anderson University in 2016. She is currently working towards a music certificate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Gabrielle is a talented writer and composer of music and has published her own music to a multitude of streaming platforms. Gabrielle not only has a love of music, but a passion for teaching children. She has spent the last three years working in elementary schools in both Indiana and Ohio as a teacher and instructional assistant for the Title Reading Program. At B2R, Gabrielle teaches early childhood classes, piano and guitar.
Lau founded the Chicago School of Music in Miri, Malaysia in 1996. For the past 14 years, Lau has worked as the Director of that school and as an instructor of piano, drums and violin. Lau has a Bachelor of Music degree from DePaul University in Chicago, where he focused on piano performance. He is also an accomplished composer, choir conductor and organist. Lau has produced and performed on over 5 different albums of his own original music. Lau brings more than a decade of teaching experience and vast knowledge of music to B2R as an instructor of piano, drums, and strings.
Rachel M. is passionate about both performance and being a music educator. She received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in 2018 from Millikin University and her Masters of Vocal Performance from Western Illinois University in 2020. While her primary instrument is voice, Rachel also loves to play cello and piano. Rachel’s vast experience in classical music and musical theater is balanced with her extensive knowledge of singing technique for all genres. At B2R Fishers, Rachel offers her expertise as a voice and piano instructor.
Stephen H. received his Music Business degree from Anderson University in 2019. As a lifelong guitarist, Stephen has spent time performing in his group Helpling and The LitSoul Band. He utilizes his skills in producing, songwriting and guitar playing for both bands. Stephen is also the guitarist for the New Beginnings Fellowship Church in Indianapolis. As a part of Grandview765 Studios in Anderson, Stephen plays guitar for a multitude of clients and assists in the production of those artists’ albums. At Bach to Rock, Stephen teaches guitar and bass lessons.
- 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.