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Phone: 703-957-3375

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25031 Riding Plaza #100
Chantilly, VA 20152

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Bach to Rock in Chantilly, VA provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in, but not limited to, South Riding, Chantilly, Arcola & Brambleton. Instruments we teach include guitar, piano, drums, voice, violin, trumpet & more! 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 Chantilly and Loudoun County.

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B2R News

B2R News

Our Safety Protocols

Our Safety Protocols

12/7/2020 12:00:00 AM EST
1 years ago

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
1 years ago

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.

Battle of the Bands Winners

Battle of the Bands Winners

7/3/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 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

Music Summer Camps in Chantilly VA

Music Summer Camps in Chantilly VA

4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 years ago

Bach to Rock in Chantilly, VA is looking forward to another ROCKIN’ Summer! With camps for ages 4 up to age 15, your budding superstar is sure to find their rhythm in Rock Band, Glee Club or Recording Arts. Take your toddler on a world music journey in our Rock City World Tour Camp!

Visit our Camps page for more info or contact us directly at 703-957-3375 and

Ready to sign up? Click to see our pricing and schedule.

Bach to Rock Music School Announces New School Opening in Coon Rapids, MN

Bach to Rock Music School Announces New School Opening in Coon Rapids, MN

5/19/2022 12:00:00 AM EDT
a week ago

Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces it is opening a new school in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. The community is invited to the free grand opening on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 13030 Riverdale Drive, NW, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, 55448.  Attendees are welcome to 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 (but not limited to) Coon Rapids, Anoka, Blaine, Champlin and Andover.

Meet Judy and Jake Shoulak, the mother-son owners of Bach to Rock Coon Rapids  

In 2018, Judy Shoulak and her son, Jake, opened Minnesota’s first Bach to Rock music school, which is located in Plymouth. Now, with four years of franchise ownership under their belts, they have expanded to a second school in Coon Rapids.  The duo brings the perfect combination of music industry know-how and corporate expertise to their Bach to Rock schools. Judy has over 30 years of experience leading operations and building high-performing teams at companies such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Office Max and JC Penney. Jake brings the musical acumen to the partnership. After earning his degree in Audio Engineering from the Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis, he worked extensively providing live sound at events across the country with many renowned artists. 

“We have been amazed at how our students' lives have been transformed as they became more confident and comfortable with their instrument. It has been heartwarming to see how music plays a key role in the lives of so many...filling voids, building confidence, and helping provide pleasure and happiness,” said Judy Shoulak.  “We felt we could impact the lives of even more students in the Minneapolis area by opening a second school in Coon Rapids.”  Click here to read more about Judy and Jake.

Bach to Rock Coon Rapids offers programs for students of all ages including: individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums and more; “Rock City” for preschoolers and “Rock and Roll” for toddlers; beginning piano “Kids n Keys” for children in grades K-2; and summer camps and birthday parties. Plus, students can get involved in a glee club or rock band

Bach to Rock – A Franchise Opportunity with Industry Stature

Bach to Rock has earned numerous accolades including being named: a Top 500 Franchise for 2022 and 2021 by Entrepreneur Magazine; a top 100 Franchise for 2021 by Franchise Gator; a number one franchise for Children’s Enrichment Programs and a Top 150 Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine;and one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands by Franchise Times. To learn more about franchise ownership opportunities and veteran and franchise referral programs, contact Ralph Rillon, vice president of franchise development, at 1-855-227-7570 or, or visit

About Bach to Rock: Changing the Way Students Learn Music

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. B2R is the music school kids would have designed for themselves, with weekly ensemble instruction and band formations leading 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’s Beat Refinery DJ school is Serato certified, making it one of only a handful of schools in the United States and worldwide to offer the elite training developed by Serato. Serato, founded in 1999, is the premier provider of audio software to the DJ industry.  The Serato certification ensures that select Bach to Rock DJ instructors have been trained and authorized to teach using Serato software and equipment. 

Bach to Rock has instructed over 170,000 aspiring musicians since launching in 2007 and is on track to become a $25 million brand. The brand is comprised of 50 music schools, 39 of which are franchisee-owned.  Twenty-six (26) of those schools are in Top Ten markets, ranked by population. Follow B2R on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information, visit or call 1-877-227-8558.

For More Details on Our June 11, 2022, Grand Opening:

Visit: 13030 Riverdale Drive, NW, Coon Rapids, MN, 55448

Call: 763-208-1198




Bach to Rock Music School Launches Part Three of its Franchisee Spotlight Series

Bach to Rock Music School Launches Part Three of its Franchisee Spotlight Series

5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM EDT
a week ago

Bethesda, MD – (May 16, 2022):  Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, today announces the launch of the third profile in its franchisee spotlight campaign, which features top Bach to Rock music school owners sharing their tips for success in starting, owning and operating a Bach to Rock franchise.  The 4-part series continues with the introduction of Rick and Holly Schmidt, the husband-and-wife owners of two Bach to Rock music schools in Tampa and Orlando, Florida. Prior to opening their Tampa school in 2018, Rick spent over 20 years in the music and radio industry.  Holly’s experience in the corporate health care industry continues as she supports the schools through her organizational and management skills. The fourth and final profile in the series will feature the owner of the Bach to Rock music school in San Diego, California.

“The franchisee spotlight campaign has been very fulfilling.  First, we’ve been able to provide an excellent resource for people interested in pursuing Bach to Rock franchise ownership.  And second, these franchisees are outstanding entrepreneurs who deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication,” said Brian Gross, President of Bach to Rock. “Our third profile features Rick and Holly Schmidt, owners of the Bach to Rock music schools in Tampa and Orlando, Florida.  Rick’s music and radio industry experience has been a huge asset to their success.  He has a keen eye for talent and knows how to help students explore their skills and grow to the next level.”  The spotlight campaign will provide essential information for others considering a livelihood as a Bach to Rock music school owner. Click here to check out the full spotlight profile.  

Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame

Bach to Rock Music School Announces Winners of its First Annual National Battle of the Bands

Bach to Rock Music School Announces Winners of its First Annual National Battle of the Bands

7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM EDT
10 months ago

Penfield NY Battle Winners 2021

Penfield NY Battle Winners 2021

2/22/2021 12:00:00 AM EST
1 years ago

MD/VA DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

MD/VA DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
2 years 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. 

  • 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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!

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