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Phone: 571-830-6460
Email: mclean@bachtorock.com

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6649A Old Dominion Dr.
McLean, VA 22101

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Bach to Rock in McLean, VA provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in, but not limited to, McLean, Tysons, Arlington & Falls Church. 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 McLean and Fairfax County.

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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
a month 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.

DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

11/13/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
8 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 Winners

Battle of the Bands Winners

7/3/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 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

Beat Refinery Battle of the DJs

Beat Refinery Battle of the DJs

5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 years ago

The Beat Refinery at Bach to Rock in McLean, VA is excited to announce that our annual Battle of the DJs will occur on Sunday, May 20 at Villain and Saint in Bethesda, MD. Current Beat Refinery students will battle with their best sets for a chance to win prizes from our sponsors Chuck Levin’s and DJ City. Come out to Villain and Saint at 12 noon on May 20 to see who takes home the prize!

For more info visit our DJ Battle Info Page.

Bach to Rock Music School Helps Enrich Children’s Summers with Music

Bach to Rock Music School Helps Enrich Children’s Summers with Music

6/12/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
a month ago

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, is now offering both virtual and in-person summer camps at the majority of its forty-three schools across the United States. Parents will have the option to choose their preferred format. Some schools remain closed for in-person camps, however virtual camps are available.  In March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bach to Rock transitioned all of its schools to remote-only music lessons, but now is able to shift to a combination of online and in-person summer camps as stay-at-home restrictions are lifted by individual states.  Bach to Rock customer surveys indicate that parents want to fill their children’s days with enriching and fun activities, and continuation of music lessons and camps is a priority.   

“The summer is a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn how to play a new instrument, form a band, take voice lessons and make positive memories along the way. Summer camps provide a much-needed creative outlet for children, and with thousands of traditional camps unable to operate this year, kids need some joy now more than ever. Bach to Rock is proud that we’ve been able to adapt to help families during this incredibly challenging time,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock.  Since the addition of virtual learning, Bach to Rock instructors have taught over 70,000 lessons. Parent reviews show extremely high ratings for Bach to Rock’s quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic, their professionalism, and dedication keeping students enjoying and engaged in lessons. 

At Bach to Rock summer camps, children can learn to play guitar, piano, ukulele, or drums and also learn to sing, during daily 45-minute to 90-minute sessions for week-long intervals. Options are also available for music production and songwriting.  Bach to Rock is offering small cohort group-based camps once appropriate re-opening phases are announced in each state.   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.  Scheduling is based on school location.

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 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. 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 43 schools open and an additional seven 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.

Bach to Rock Music School in Marietta, Georgia, Opens on June 1, 2020

Bach to Rock Music School in Marietta, Georgia, Opens on June 1, 2020

6/1/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
a month ago

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces its newest school, in Marietta, Georgia, opens on June 1, 2020.  Families are invited to learn about Bach to Rock at the school’s open house on Saturday, June 6, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 1860 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 303, Marietta, Georgia, 30066. Guests are invited to drop by to explore the school and learn about summer camps, which start on June 8, individual and group classes in piano, voice, guitar, drums and more. The school will be adhering to social distancing and disinfection procedures while the open house is held.   The school will serve students from Sandy Plains, Marietta, Kennesaw, and East Cobb, and will offer both in-person and virtual lessons to meet parents’ needs. This location marks Bach to Rock’s third school in Georgia, and its forty-third in the country. 

“Bach to Rock is known for providing an inspirational and creative learning environment.  During this really challenging time, we are continuing to help students whether through virtual classes, or a mix of virtual and in-person,” said President of Bach to Rock, Brian Gross. Additionally, on June 8, in-school summer music camps will be starting at the Marietta school, in small groups only, with social distancing, and frequent handwashing and sanitizing. “A lot of activities have been curtailed for thousands of children.  Bach to Rock summer camps are fun, exciting and can help build camaraderie and provide some normalcy this summer,” said Gross.

Bach to Rock Sandy Plains offers 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. Bach to Rock 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.

 

Meet New Bach to Rock Franchisee Mara Marerro

New Bach to Rock franchisee Mara Marerro is pleased to be opening her Bach to Rock school in her hometown.  Mara is an owner/operator and serves as the school’s director. She has more than 25 years of experience as an early childhood educator and has degrees in psychology and early childhood education. For the last 17 years, she has been the lead pre-K teacher at a local Montessori school.  “Opening a Bach to Rock school fulfills my entrepreneurial desire to start a business that provides a fun and creative educational environment for students.  And I felt it was important to help enrich and give back to our community,” said Mara.    With two teenage children, she understands parents’ concerns during this uncertain time. “We are adhering to all health and safety guidelines provided by state and federal agencies.  We want our students to be able to learn and have fun in a safe environment,” she continued. 

 

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 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. 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 seven 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.

For More Details on Our June 6, 2020 Open House:

Visit: 1860 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 303, Marietta, Georgia, 30066

Call: 404-380-1706

Email: sandyplains@bachtorock.com

Web: https://sandyplains.bachtorock.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/B2RSandyPlainsGA/

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
7 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
9 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
1 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
1 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
1 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
1 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!

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