Bach to Rock in Bristow, VA provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in, but not limited to, Bristow, Gainesville & Manassas. Instruments we teach include guitar, piano, drums, voice, DJ, violin, trumpet & more! We are also the home of Beat Refinery DJ School which offers Mixing, Scratching and Music Production classes. B2R birthday parties and seasonal camps are great opportunities to play & learn music with your friends and make new ones! We also have early childhood classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Take your skills to the next level in a Glee Club or Rock Band. B2R offers opportunities for students to perform in venues around Bristow and Prince William County.
Music Lessons for Bristow, Gainesville, Manassas & Dale City Students
Bach to Rock in Bristow, VA is enrolling music students for the fall from Bristow, Gainesville, Manassas, Dale City & Haymarket. Popular lesson times for guitar, bass, piano, drums and singing go quickly, so sign up now before they are gone! In addition to private lessons, group lesson spots are open for Glee Club and Rock Guitar 101.
Come out to Chick Fil A in Manassas at Sowder Village Square for a Back to School Party on September 16. See our events page for more details and other local performances we are hosting like our Open Mic night on September 29th.
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Bach to Rock Music School Opens in Bristow
The school is currently registering students for classes.
“Today is the first day, and we already have 15 students on the schedule,” said Samir Moussa, Bach to Rock’s on site director, Tuesday.
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Bach to Rock Music School Comes to Bristow Commons
Included with the new stores coming to Bristow Commons on Devlin Road will be a Bach to Rock. Bach to Rock is a music school that subscribes to the philosophy that students learn best when they join together to play the music they most enjoy.
According to Bach to Rock President, Brian Gross, the Bristow location is just one of two new Bach to Rocks coming to the Northern Virginia area.
“Bach to Rock has been a part of the Washington, D.C. area since our first school opened in 2007, and we have been thrilled by the positive responses from parents and students to our variety of music programs,” said Gross. “There is a demand in the region for what Bach to Rock offers. With music and arts programs continuing to be cut due to diminishing school budgets, Bach to Rock helps meet the increased need for high-quality music education.”
Sameer Patel, owner of the Bristow franchise and investor in Bristow Commons, said he was motivated to buy the music franchise after seeing his young children interact in the program.
“Having my kids go through it, I’m really seeing that it works,” Patel said.
The Bach to Rock system starts children learning music much earlier than other music schools. They will work with babies through adults, using innovative techniques that are fun and challenging and allow students to play their favorite kinds of music. Their system also works differently than traditional music lessons because the Bach to Rock program is designed to be high interest, working with children on the level they can process, but which is also challenging to them.
“It is a much more natural precursor to music lessons than just jumping into piano lessons,” said Patel. “There is a much higher likelihood that the kids would stick with it.”
Bach to Rock starts with infants, introducing them to rhythm, motion and honing their fine motor skills in a way that seems like play. However, Patel’s children started with “Rock City” classes for 3 to 5-year-olds. He explained that at this age the B2R instructors teach them how to pick up instruments like guitars, drums and the piano and begin playing.
“There are some Suzuki elements, but also more traditional site reading,” Patel said.
And unlike most young-children programs, these children participate in group lessons, which can be more fun and less intimidating.
But Bach to Rock is not only for the very young. It continues when the students are teenagers and adults, allowing their students to play music they love, participate in jam sessions, and like sports, emphasizing teamwork.
Plus B2R creates an environment that students can relate to, because they are immersed in the experience of being a rock performer.
“We found that the Bach to Rock teachers have this edgy ability to relate to kids. They play in bands themselves,” Patel said.
Additionally, 7 to 18-year-old students are eligible to take private lesson to improve upon their skill. After 11-years-old, they can also play with a band.
“The teachers have specialties but also have ancillary experience,” basically the knowledge to advise students on becoming professional musicians, should they decide to follow that path.
The center will also include a recording studio available for rent and will encourage students to play concerts and battles of the band.
Patel thinks while teenagers will want to be involve in rock music, parents should see the value in starting their children early in music lessons.
“[I see music as] the intersection between math and art, because there’s a technical aspect to it, and then there’s an aesthetic to it. They have to hone both sides of their brains.”
He also encourages adults to come in for lessons and join a band as well.
He said at his children’s Bach to Rock school in Bethesda, Maryland, he sees many parents also taking music lessons. Parents bring their children and then realize that instead of sitting in the lobby, they can be taking lessons in an instrument they have always wanted to learn to play. Patel believes with the new music school in Bristow, rock resurgence will spread throughout the community, leading to the forming of new bands.
He also said that Bach to Rock is exactly the kind of vibrant, community-centered store he wants to bring into Bristow Commons, where he hopes people will be excited by the stores, restaurants and neighborhood conveniences that will enrich their community.
Regionally, Bach to Rock is also excited about the expansion into western Prince William County.
“We look forward to growing our presence in Northern Virginia and offering our fun, progressive curriculum to even more families in Bristow,” Gross said.
About Bach to Rock
Bach to Rock (B2R) is a music education school for students of all ages from early childhood through high school and beyond. B2R knows learning music should be fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy. Weekly ensemble instruction and band formations lead to public concerts, Battle of the Bands and recording sessions in B2R’s professional recording studios. B2R builds technique, fosters teamwork and enhances self-esteem through private lessons, band instruction, and public performances. Bach to Rock opened its first corporate-owned location in 2007 in Bethesda, Md., and has since grown to six corporate schools — two in Maryland and four in Virginia. There are two franchise-owned schools in Port Washington, N.Y., and Wayne, Pa. Additional franchised schools are slated to open in Sacramento, Calif., Long Island, N.Y., Bristow, Va., and Fredericksburg, Va., in 2014. Follow B2R on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/BachtoRock and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/B2RMusic. For more information, visitwww.b2rmusic.com or call 1-877-B2R-8558.
Read the article on Bristow Beat.
Bach to Rock Franchisees Represent a New Trend Among Gen-Xers
Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, has instructed over 55,000 aspiring musicians since opening its first school in 2007 and it is trending to become a $25 million brand. The franchise’s steady growth has come, in part, because it appeals to a cross-section of eager entrepreneurs and passionate music lovers who hope to restyle the music education industry by owning a Bach to Rock music school. They are transitioning to second careers after achieving success in other professions. Simultaneously, they see the profit potential of a sustainable franchise in a market that’s largely untapped. Presently, Bach to Rock is comprised of 6 corporate schools and 35 franchisee-owned schools. Nineteen of those schools are in eight Top Ten markets, ranked by population.
“Bach to Rock franchisees are coming to us after successful careers in other professions, fueled by a passion for music and music education. They have demonstrated success in managing something, whether that’s as vice president or president within a company or whether it’s their own business. Plus, they are involved members of their community,” said Brian Gross, President of Bach to Rock.
Bach to Rock is profiling top franchisees to dive into this trend to inspire others about the unique proposition of becoming a Bach to Rock franchisee in a second career.
Opening Soon: Bach to Rock Music School in Rancho Peñasquitos
Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces the opening of a new school in Rancho Peñasquitos, California. Families in Rancho Peñasquitos are invited to learn all about Bach to Rock at the school’s free grand opening on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 13185 Black Mountain Road, #1, San Diego, CA 92129, in the Rancho Peñasquitos Towne Center. Attendees can tour the school, enjoy a free music lesson, learn about individual lessons and group classes, try out free toddler “Mommy and Me” classes, enter prize drawings and giveaways, check out the recording studio, and enjoy performances by instructors. The school will serve students from Rancho Peñasquitos, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Sabre Springs, Black Mountain Ranch, 4S Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Valley, Torrey Highlands, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa and Del Mar. This location marks Bach to Rock’s second school in San Diego, and its 41st in the country.
Bach to Rock Rancho Peñasquitos will offer a variety of programs for students of all ages including: individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums and more; “Rock City” for preschoolers and “Rock n Roll” for toddlers; beginning piano “Kids n Keys” for children in grades K-2; and summer camps and birthday parties.
Nationwide, Bach to Rock has instructed over 55,000 aspiring musicians since opening its first school in 2007. The brand delivers a twist on traditional music lessons, offering something that’s akin to team sports with a spirit of creativity and fun to inspire students. “With Bach to Rock, gone are the days of boring and solitary music lessons. Students learn to play today’s hits and jam with other kids from the start. You’ll see students paired up in groups and teams to help ignite the musical energy,” said President of Bach to Rock, Brian Gross.
Meet New Bach to Rock Franchisees Lee and Mengjia Chen
As recent transplants from Maryland to San Diego, new Bach to Rock franchisees Lee and Mengjia Chen are thrilled to finally open their Bach to Rock school. The husband and wife team has had Bach to Rock on their radar for nearly three years. Following their cross-country relocation, they realized the time was right to bring their dream of owning a music school to life. “We love the concept of having fun while learning music! Growing up learning to play piano, the methods were boring, and I hated practicing,” said Lee Chen. The couple knows their two children, and other children in the community, will enjoy Bach to Rock’s progressive and innovative approach to music lessons. “We are excited to give all the young hearts in our community such a wonderful opportunity to truly love music lessons at our Bach to Rock school,” added Mengjia Chen.
Changing the Way Students Learn Music
Bach to Rock is reshaping music education on a national scale by turning solitary, boring music lessons into a group activity that is more like a team sport. B2R focuses on providing a well-balanced music education because, ultimately, that is what parents are looking for. Students learn the intricacies of music — from theory to how to read music. Bach to Rock is the music school kids would have designed for themselves. They get to jam with other kids right away and play current hits. The learning is the same, but the enjoyment factor is much higher.
Bach to Rock – A Franchise Opportunity with Industry Stature
Bach to Rock has been named the number one franchise for Children’s Enrichment Programs for 2019 by Entrepreneur Magazine as part of its Franchise 500 ranking. Additionally, Bach to Rock was ranked #45 in the Top 100 Franchises for 2019 by Franchise Gator. In 2018, Entrepreneur ranked Bach to Rock #31 in the Top 150 Franchises for Veterans. Furthermore, Franchise Times has ranked Bach to Rock as one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands and has also included it on its Next 300 Franchise System list.
Bach to Rock is currently seeking qualified candidates to open franchise locations in major metropolitan markets throughout the country. Bach to Rock is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to build a business that is dedicated to helping children and adults learn to play the music they love. To learn more about music school franchise ownership opportunities with Bach to Rock, as well as its veteran and franchise referral programs, contact Ralph Rillon, vice president of franchise development, at 1-855-227-7570 or email@example.com, or visit www.bachtorockfranchise.com.
About Bach to Rock
Bach to Rock is a music education school for students of all ages from early childhood through high school and beyond. B2R knows learning music should be fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy. Weekly ensemble instruction and band formations lead to public concerts, Battle of the Bands and recording sessions in B2R’s professional recording studios. B2R builds technique, fosters teamwork and enhances self-esteem through private lessons, band instruction, and public performances. Bach to Rock also offers MyB2R, an online dashboard offering customers real-time access to student progress and more. MyB2R provides the ability to track student advancement, schedule lessons, obtain homework and stream over 300 pre-recorded songs to practice at home.
Bach to Rock is experiencing continuous growth, with 41 schools open and an additional 7 schools in development. Nineteen of those schools are in eight Top Ten markets, ranked by population. The franchise is trending to become a $25 million brand, teaching over 55,000 children and adults since the company’s inception in 2007.
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MD/VA DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019
Congratulations to all of our DJs who participated in this year's MD/VA Battle of the DJs. Competitors took home prizes sponsored by Chuck Levins as well as awesome feedback from our judges DJ Beauty and the Beatz, DJ Spicez, and DJ Sean J.
- 1st: DJ EX0SKELETON
- 2nd: DJ Amplitude
- 3rd: MG Ham
- 4th: DJ Ghost
- 5th: DJ Cloudkiller
- Runners up: DJ Akijaun, DJ Electric Bird, DJ Zen
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New York City Battle Winners
In a fierce competition at the 2019 Bach to Rock Battle of the Bands, 36 bands went head-to-head at City Winery in New York City on Sunday, June 9.
The groups performed in both the Main Space and The Loft at City Winery and rocked the iconic hotspot.
“The students, who range in age from 7 to 18, and their band coaches worked tirelessly for months to prepare for this tremendous event and I’m beyond proud of all the performers,” said Bach to Rock Port Washington Director Elana Hayden. “While this is a competition, the main point is for the kids to have a great experience, to get to perform in a top New York City venue – and to have fun and feel like a rock star!”
Six seasoned music industry professionals, Carolee Goodgold (Carly Simon), John Miller (Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton), Brandon “Taz” Niederauer (Lady Gaga, Dr. John), Cameron Rasmussen (Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway), Jason Reese (Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti) and Wayne Schuster (Blood, Sweat, and Tears) judged the performances.
Over 150 students performed on stages that have hosted Lou Reed, Suzanne Vega, Joan Osborne, Taj Mahal, Patti Smith, and Buster Poindexter to name a few.
The bands were scored on several criteria including musical ability, technical ability, stage presence, material, creativity, and professionalism. All the competitors study a variety of musical disciplines at Bach to Rock music school, including music theory, instrument instruction, recording arts, performance arts, voice lessons and band coaching.
Featured Student - Indica
This is our student of the month: Indica! She has been playing piano for one year now! When she isn't playing music, she enjoys biking and disc golf. A fun fact about Indica is that her name means "night star princess protected by wolves". Her favorite thing about being a part of Bach to Rock is singing with her band Purple Nightmare, as well as playing piano with her mom who also takes lessons here. Congrats Indica!
Featured Student - Erik S
Erik is a level 2 DJ student who began his journey at Bach to Rock through our DJ and Recording Arts summer camps.
Erik has the longest drive of any of our students commuting all the way from Buffalo. He’s a natural at mixing, mashing and getting the crowd dancing. His instructor, DJ Don (Jack), says “Erik always comes to lessons with tons of enthusiasm ready to learn. You can tell he is very dedicated and works on his DJing at home. He is inspired by the artist Marshmello."