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.
Battle of the Bands Winners
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
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!
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Kids Birthday Party Venue in Chantilly VA
Kids from all over Chantilly and South Riding, VA love having their birthday at Bach to Rock. Why? Because there is nowhere else that you and your friends can become rock stars for the day!
Bach to Rock has parties for all ages and musical tastes. Transform your friends into an instant singing group or rock band with our Karaoke (ages 6+) and Rock Band (ages 7+) Birthday Parties. Choose your favorite song from our ever growing songlist and record it in our studio at the end of the party. Every guest gets a goodie bag and a copy of the recording to keep.
For the little ones, we have the action-packed Rock City Birthday Party (ages 4 - 6) where children can explore rock 'n' roll instruments up close, and see for themselves how music is made on keyboards, drums and guitars.
Come to some of our upcoming events and see our students perform at venues like One Loudoun and South Riding Center. Our staff will be on hand to answer all your questions about booking a party at Bach to Rock South Riding!
America's Music School Sponsors "Geared Up" Concert and Fashion Show at The Fillmore Silver Spring on August 2
America's Music School Sponsors "Geared Up" Concert and Fashion Show at The Fillmore Silver Spring on August 2
Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today that it will be sponsoring Geared Up, a benefit concert and fashion show at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, August 2, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Members of the community are invited to the all ages event, which will feature raffles, makeovers and live performances by B2R student bands that took home 1st or 2nd place in their respective Battle of the Bands competitions—Bach to Rock's Band program competition. Admission is a donation of $10 at the door, with all proceeds going towards Montgomery County Public Schools, MCPS GIVE BACKpacks initiative.
"We are honored to be a part of such an incredible initiative," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. "Many families in the Montgomery area are unable to afford basic necessities like school supplies for their children, so it's with great pride that we assist where we can – providing backpacks to the less fortunate, while taking the opportunity to showcase our Battle of the Bands-winning students. We're dedicated to nurturing the education and talent of all students and budding musicians across America."
Geared Up will take place at The Fillmore Silver Spring located at 8656 Colesville Road. Additional sponsors of the event include The Fillmore Silver Spring, Leaders Institute, Montgomery County Public Schools and Avatar Salon. The following Battle of the Band-winning B2R students will be performing:
- Rebellion – Virginia elementary school students from B2R McLean – 1st place
- Legit Society – Virginia high school students from B2R South Riding – 1st place
- Throwing Wrenches – Maryland high school students from B2R Gaithersburg– 1st place
- Nauseous Hippos – Maryland elementary school students from B2R Gaithersburg– 1st place
- BOOTS – Maryland middle school students from B2R Bethesda – 2nd place
Bach to Rock has repeatedly been named to Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 and, in 2014, was named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the third consecutive year by Inc. magazine. Bach to Rock also is ranked as one of Franchise Times' 500 Powerhouse Brands and on its Next 300 Franchise System list. In addition, Washington Family Magazine named Bach to Rock to its "Best for Families" list and readers of Northern Virginia Magazine voted the company as one of the "Best of NoVa." Bach to Rock also was named the number one company to watch by the Washington Business Journal.
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 four franchise-owned schools in Port Washington, N.Y., Wayne, Pa., Folsom, Calif., and Mamaroneck, N.Y. Five franchised schools are in development in Massachusetts, California, Texas, Florida and Virginia with an additional 30 schools sold nationwide. Follow B2R on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BachtoRock and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BachtoRock. For more information, visit www.bachtorock.com or call 1-877- 227-8558.
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
Penfield NY Battle Winners
Virginia Battle Winners 2019
Maryland Battle Winners 2019
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."