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Phone: 301-330-7625
Email: rio@bachtorock.com

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212 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Bach to Rock in Gaithersburg, MD provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in, but not limited to, Gaithersburg, Rockville & Germantown. 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 Gaithersburg and Montgomery County.

B2R News

B2R News

Bach to Rock is Providing Much-needed Stop Gap Measures to Fill Children’s Summers with Meaning and Hope

Bach to Rock is Providing Much-needed Stop Gap Measures to Fill Children’s Summers with Meaning and Hope

5/27/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
yesterday


WHAT:   Bach to Rock Music School, along with other businesses in the D.C. Metro Region, are now offering virtual summer camps to help families fill the void.  With Bach to Rock, children can learn to play guitar, piano, ukulele, or drums and also learn to sing during daily sessions for week-long intervals. Options are also available for music production and songwriting. 

WHY: Hundreds of county camp programs will not operate this summer, leaving many families with limited options to help fill their children’s summer days. Private companies are working to fill this gap with online camp offerings. Online camps can provide children with safe, creative and fun outlets to continue learning and enjoy the summer. 

WHEN:  Effective immediately, Bach to Rock is offering 45-minute to 90-minute sessions each day for a week for the entire summer. Scheduling is based on school location.

WHERE: Bach to Rock is offering virtual summer camps, including mini-camps for children aged 5 and up, at all of its Northern Virginia and Maryland locations.  

 

MORE:  Bach to Rock will also offer small cohort group-based camps once appropriate re-opening phases are announced.  In-person camps will follow Centers for Disease Control and American Camp Association Guidelines pertaining to wearing masks, disinfecting, social distancing, small cohort groupings, and limits on capacity.

DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

11/13/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
6 months ago

Congratulations to all of our DJs who participated in this year's 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

Battle of the Bands 2019 Winners

Battle of the Bands 2019 Winners

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

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

Battle of the Bands Winners

Battle of the Bands Winners

7/3/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago


On June 10 and June 17, 2018, Bach to Rock bands came face-to-face for a Battle of epic proportions! After a year of preparation on their guitars, drums, basses, pianos, and voices, all bands brought their very best performances and competition was fierce. Congratulations to the following winners whose outstanding performances brought home a B2R Battle of the Bands title:

VA Elementary School Division
First Place - Big Bad Wolf
Runner Up - The Originators
Runner Up - NitrO Jax

Best Overall Appearance - Banana Splitz
Best Original Song - One Punch Potato
Best Audience Reaction - Killa Beat

VA Middle School Division
First Place - LeJitsu
Runner Up - Rebellion
Runner Up - Kage

Best Audience Reaction - Carry That Weight
Best Overall Appearance - I Like Your Boots
Best Original Song - Burnhold

VA High School Division
First Place - Clefs of Apollo
Runner Up - Milk Money
Runner Up - Alaska and Aurora

Best Audience Reaction - Spiral Staircase
Best Overall Appearance - Enigma
Best Original Song -The Unexpected

MD High School Division
First Place - The New Apocalypse
Runner Up - Scarlet Letters
Runner Up - Naught Shall Go & In Real Life

Best Original Song - Countdown and Harlequin Kids
Best Overall Appearance - The Royal Beat
Best Audience Reaction - Burning Blue and Soldiers of Royalty

MD Middle School Division
First Place - Dark Trilobite
Runner Up - The What-Nows
Runner Up - Teal Steel

Best Original Song - Point Blank
Best Overall Appearance - Keep the Change
Best Audience Reaction - Karousel


MD Elementary School Division
First Place - Play:LOUD
Runner Up - Otto-pilot
Runner Up - Revolution

Best Original Song - Play:LOUD
Best Overall Appearance - Bodysnatchers
Best Audience Reaction - Mutant Donkey Zombies

And congratulations to the following First Place band members who won our raffle prizes from Music and Arts and Sweetwater:

Nyando S. - Clefs of Apollo - $100 Sweetwater Giftcard
Sean P. - Lejitsu - $100 Sweetwater Giftcard
Nora V. - Big Bad Wolf - $100 Sweetwater Giftcard
William H. - Clefs of Apollo - $50 Sweetwater Giftcard
Quinn W. - The New Apocalypse - $50 Sweetwater Giftcard
Kathleen W. - Play:LOUD - $50 Sweetwater Giftcard
Isabella C. - Dark Trilobite - Acoustic Guitar from Music and Arts

Bach to Rock Music School Provides Social Connection to Thousands of Children through Virtual Music Lessons

Bach to Rock Music School Provides Social Connection to Thousands of Children through Virtual Music Lessons

4/27/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
a month ago

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has transitioned all of its forty-two schools nationwide to remote music lessons. The coronavirus remains a public health crisis and Bach to Rock’s priority is the health, well-being and safety of its students, staff, and community. Currently, Bach to Rock has taught over 25,000 lessons online, connecting with over 5,000 students per week.

“It is our responsibility to protect our students and their families, our staff, and our communities during this incredibly challenging time. Virtual lessons are helping to maintain the learning, the camaraderie and the connections our students have with each other, and with their instructors,” said Brian Gross, President of Bach to Rock. “Remote lessons are an outlet for fun and creativity during a stressful situation and provide additional structure and familiarity for families and students,” continued Gross.

Over 300 families have shared positive feedback and have given high marks to their Bach to Rock schools about the transition. "Before he tried virtual band practice, my nine-year-old son insisted he didn't want to do it. After his first session, he said he LOVED it. We are totally committed now. Learning music is always more fun with friends! And in these times, virtual band practice is a quality way to spend time with his peers," Aiden's mom, Bach to Rock, McLean, Virginia.

“We appreciate all that everyone at Bach to Rock has done to continue to provide lessons in these crazy times. I think that the online lesson program is good for the students to have since everything else seems turned upside down right now,” Julian’s mom, Bach to Rock, Bethesda, Maryland.

“Taran’s lesson via Zoom was great. Thank you! Having a little connectivity to a ‘normal’ schedule was lovely. Thank you again for providing this service to your students,” Taran’s mom, Bach to Rock, Northbrook, Illinois.

Lessons are available to all students who have access to a device capable of video communication and an instrument with which to practice at their residence. Students are continuing voice lessons as well as their private lessons on all instruments. Bach to Rock continues its popular band lessons virtually, along with its “Rock City” music classes for preschoolers aged 3-5, and its “Kids n Keys” beginning piano classes for children aged 5-7 in grades K-2. Beat Refinery DJ lessons continue only at those schools which currently offer that option. Bach to Rock is also hosting customized events in response to parents’ requests, such as virtual birthday parties and Wednesday Workshops on special topics.

“Bach to Rock franchises have been greatly impacted by the lockdowns and owners swiftly adapted their schools to remote learning,” said Gross. “We know it’s critical to keep our communities connected and our relationships strong. Our franchisees are community leaders and we are proud of how they are responding to this crisis with such agility to meet families’ needs.”

Teachers are hosting lessons using Zoom, a free video conferencing service, integrated with the MyB2R portal, that is easily installed on an iPad, iPhone, or other mobile device and is compatible with both Windows and Mac. MyB2R provides the ability to track student advancement, schedule lessons, obtain homework and stream over 300 pre-recorded songs to practice at home. 

Families receive all the same features and benefits of in-school lessons, including Bach to Rock’s proprietary curriculum, access to the MyB2R student tracking portal and the wealth of knowledge and experience instructors have to offer.

For more information about remote lessons, please contact your local Bach to Rock school

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 42 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.  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 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
2 months 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

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
5 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
8 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
1 years 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
1 years ago