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Phone: 703-373-7260
Email: bristow@bachtorock.com

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9070 Devlin Rd Suite #100
Bristow, VA 20136

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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.

B2R News

B2R News

Music Lessons for Bristow, Gainesville, Manassas & Dale City Students

Music Lessons for Bristow, Gainesville, Manassas & Dale City Students

9/11/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 years ago

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.

We'd also like to take this opportunity to introduce our new DJ Lessons and Music Production classes beginning this September.

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.

Contact us any time at 703-373-7260 or bristow@bachtorock.com for more info on lessons or to sign up for the Open Mic.

 

Bach to Rock Music school Ribbon Cutting

Bach to Rock Music school Ribbon Cutting

1/21/2016 12:00:00 AM EST
4 years ago

In order to commemorate the grand opening of Bach to Rock Music School in Bristow, we have scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 1... read more.

Bach to Rock Music School Opens in Bristow

Bach to Rock Music School Opens in Bristow

10/16/2015 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 years ago

The Bristow location of Bach to Rock, the music school with an ear towards performance, opened its doors Oct. 13.

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.

Read the full article on Bristow Beat.

Bach to Rock Music School Comes to Bristow Commons

Bach to Rock Music School Comes to Bristow Commons

7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 years ago

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 Attains Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 Ranking List for the 4th Consecutive Year

Bach to Rock Attains Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 Ranking List for the 4th Consecutive Year

3/5/2020 12:00:00 AM EST
3 weeks ago

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, was recently ranked #239 by Entrepreneur Magazine in its January/February 2020 issue in its prestigious Franchise 500 ranking.  This marks the fourth consecutive year that Bach to Rock has achieved recognition in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking within the children’s enrichment programs category. 

The Franchise 500 Ranking is known as the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, with 2020 being its 41st year.  Bach to Rock’s consistent presence in the Franchise 500 ranking is indicative of the brand’s reputation as a successful music education franchise.  To view Bach to Rock’s complete list of industry accolades, which spans the brand’s ten years of franchising, click here

“It is an honor for Bach to Rock to consistently rank in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. Potential franchisees can feel confident that Bach to Rock is a wise and rewarding investment,” said Brian Gross, President of Bach to Rock. “We are unique because we teach all music genres to students of all ages, we provide a solid foundation, and most importantly, our students have fun learning.” 

The Franchise 500 ranking is based on data provided by franchisors in five key indicators: cost and fees; size and growth; support; brand strength and financial strength and stability.  Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order. To review Bach to Rock’s Franchise 500 ranking, click here

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. Unlike other music school franchises, Bach to Rock has an extensive curriculum. 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 Franchise Opportunities

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 franchise@bachtorock.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.

Nationally, Bach to Rock continues to grow, with 41 schools presently operating and an additional 8 schools in development. Nineteen of those schools are in eight Top Ten markets, ranked by population.  Bach to Rock is trending to become a $25 million brand and has taught over 55,000 children and adults since the company’s inception in 2007.  

Follow B2R on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information, visit www.bachtorock.com or call 1-877-227-8558.

Media Contact:

Angela Sakell

703-786-3395

asakell@bachtorock.com

Bach to Rock Franchisees Represent a New Trend Among Gen-Xers

Bach to Rock Franchisees Represent a New Trend Among Gen-Xers

1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM EST
2 months ago

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.

Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame

MD/VA DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

MD/VA DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
3 months ago

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

Penfield NY Battle Winners

Penfield NY Battle Winners

9/24/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
6 months ago

Battle of the Bands at BayTowne Plaza on September 8th, 2019.

Virginia Battle Winners 2019

Virginia Battle Winners 2019

6/23/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
9 months ago

The Winners from our Virginia Battle at Tally Ho and The State Theater.

Maryland Battle Winners 2019

Maryland Battle Winners 2019

6/22/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
9 months ago

The Winners from our June 22 Maryland Battle at the AMP by Strathmore

New York City Battle Winners

New York City Battle Winners

6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
9 months ago

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.

Over 800 proud parents, family members and fans came to support and cheer on students from Bach to Rock Port Washington, Bach to Rock Mamaroneck and Bach to Rock Nanuet.

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

Featured Student - Indica

6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
9 months ago

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

Featured Student - Erik S

5/21/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
10 months ago

Age: 12

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."

Georgia Battle 2019 Winners

Georgia Battle 2019 Winners

5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
10 months ago