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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

7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM EDT
9 months ago

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.

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B2R McLean Students Awarded Berklee Summer Program Scholarships

B2R McLean Students Awarded Berklee Summer Program Scholarships

5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM EDT
11 months ago

We're happy to announce that three Bach to Rock McLean students, Eliza S, Jenna C, and Claudia S have all been awarded scholarships to Berklee College of Music's 5 week Summer Program!

Eliza has been taking lessons at our McLean location for the last several years - studying songwriting, cello, voice, bass, and electric guitar. Jenna and Eliza are both members of one of our longer standing bands, The Diamond Dolls, with Eliza on bass and vocals, and Jenna on keyboard, guitar, and vocals. Claudia has also been taking private lessons in voice and songwriting for the past few years, and is the lead singer and keyboardist for the B2R McLean band, Out of Line, who were featured in January on WTOP radio.

America’s Music School Opens First Texas Location in Houston

America’s Music School Opens First Texas Location in Houston

4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 weeks ago

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, announced today that its first Texas location has opened in Houston. To celebrate B2R’s grand opening, the school will host an open house on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 9079 Katy Freeway, Suite A, Houston, TX 77024. The community is invited to tour the school, schedule a free music lesson, learn about individual lessons and group classes, try out free toddler “Mommy and Me” classes, enter into prize drawings and giveaways, check out the recording studio, meet the teachers, and more.

“Bach to Rock is expanding at a robust and steady pace. I am confident the Memorial school will become a foothold in the Southwest as we continue to grow our presence nationwide,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. “Thanks to our dedicated new franchisees, Alex and Lynley Stern, of Ruby Capital, LLC, families in the Memorial area will enjoy our fun, progressive music curriculum that has proven to be successful with thousands of students of all ages.”

Bach to Rock Memorial will offer a variety of programs for both children and adults, including individual lessons, group classes such as Rock Band, early childhood programs for children as young as six months old, summer camps and birthday parties. Studies have shown that learning to play music in a group helps students learn teamwork, develop social skills and build self-esteem, among other benefits.  The school will also feature Bach to Rock’s new Touch Screen Tablet Technology, which allows teachers to customize lessons; gives parents the ability to view their children’s progress and homework; and provides administrators with the necessary tools to ensure students are receiving a well-balanced music education.

“Opening the first Bach to Rock school in Texas is an honor and a thrill,” said Alex Stern, Bach to Rock franchisee.  “My wife Lynley and I are both natives of the Houston area and the music lesson industry is underdeveloped here. Bach to Rock offers a fresh, interactive approach that is entirely student-driven, which is something we wished we had when we were growing up.  It is designed to nurture and grow each student’s distinct musical interests. We are hoping to revolutionize the music lesson business in Texas!”  Music lovers from an early age, Alex has always enjoyed mixing CD’s and singing in school plays, and Lynley has been a pianist since age six.  The duo plans to leverage their past experience in the education and internet marketing industries to the new venture.  They plan to open a second Bach to Rock in Texas in the next year.

Bach to Rock has repeatedly been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and was listed in the Top Ten Trending Categories for 2016. Most recently, Bach to Rock won “Best of” Bethesda Magazine 2016 with first place in the Best Kids' Art or Music Classes category as the readers' pick. In 2014, Inc. Magazine named Bach to Rock one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the third consecutive year.  Franchise Times

 

has ranked it as one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands and on its Next 300 Franchise System list. In addition, Washington Family Magazine named Bach to Rock to its “Best Music Instruction” list and readers of Northern Virginia Magazine voted the company as “Best Piano Instruction.”  Bach to Rock also was named the number one company to watch by the Washington Business Journal.

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. While music experience or ability is not necessary, candidates should bring strong business acumen and the ability to build teams to ensure the school’s success.

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.

For more information or to register for classes at B2R Memorial:

 

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 with the latest opening in Houston, has now grown to 13 with schools in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Eight franchised schools are in development in Arizona, California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia, with an additional 30 schools in development 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 Wins Best Of Bethesda Magazine 2016

Bach to Rock Wins Best Of Bethesda Magazine 2016

3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM EDT
a month ago

Bach to Rock in Bethesda and Gaithersburg have won first place in Bethesda Magazine for 2016's Best Kids' Art or Music Classes category as the readers' pick.

See the other categories and winners at BethesdaMagazine.com.

Bach to Rock Franchise Announces Plans to Develop Four New Schools in Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey and New York

Bach to Rock Franchise Announces Plans to Develop Four New Schools in Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey and New York

3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM EST
a month ago

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, announced today the signing of several franchise development agreements to launch four new schools in the states of Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey and New York. The brand is experiencing a burst of growth with 30 additional franchised locations slated to break ground between 2016 and 2017.          

The present development plans in Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey and New York include:

  • Ridgefield, CT: New franchisee Carl Giangrasso is a former financial services executive and IT operations consultant. “I am proud to be opening the first Bach to Rock in Connecticut this fall, and am eager to make our school a community hub for musicians of all ages to expand their talents,” he said.
  • Roswell, GA: Husband and wife team Carmen and Nancy Guinto are thrilled to be opening Georgia’s first Bach to Rock in the Atlanta area in the fall of 2016.  Nancy is a classically trained pianist and educator, and while Carmen is an IT professional and business owner, he is also an aspiring vocalist, guitarist, bassist and harmonica player. “We want our Bach to Rock school to be a place that everyone enjoys, from our employees to our students.  It’s like creating a new extended musical family,” said the couple. 
  • Rockland County, NY and Paramus/Ridgewood, NJ:  Eric Philo is a former investment banker and corporate analyst. He is confident that Bach to Rock is a solid business proposition; however, it is the opportunity to help kids break out of their digital habits that captivated him.  “Music is a way to teach the digital generation about interacting with other kids by playing music, talking, laughing and joking,” he said.  With his own album debuting later this year, Philo is delighted to share his passion for music with students when he expands Bach to Rock’s presence in New York and New Jersey this fall. 
     

“I am very honored to welcome these franchisees to the Bach to Rock family. We are experiencing continued growth due to our proven business model and music education philosophy,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. “We have a winning formula that helps budding musicians of all ages nurture and grow their talent.  At the same time, we help fill a void left behind by school budget cutbacks. Bach to Rock offers a prime opportunity for entrepreneurs to become successful.”  

Bach to Rock franchisees are provided with an array of tools to position them for success, including extensive hands-on training, marketing and public relations support and a proprietary web-based management system, along with demonstrated techniques for business growth.  Franchisees also benefit from multiple revenue streams such as individual and group classes, early childhood education programs, state-of-the-art recording studios, summer and winter camps, birthday parties and more.

Bach to Rock has repeatedly been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and was listed in the Top Ten Trending Categories for 2016. In 2014, Inc. Magazine named Bach to Rock one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the third consecutive year and Franchise Times’ ranked it as one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands and on its Next 300 Franchise System list. In addition, Washington Family Magazine named Bach to Rock to its “Best Music Instruction” list and readers of Northern Virginia Magazine voted the company as “Best Piano Instruction.” Bach to Rock also was named the number one company to watch by the Washington Business Journal.

Bach to Rock is currently seeking qualified candidates to open franchise locations in markets across the country. Individuals seeking to own and operate a Bach to Rock should possess a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $100,000. While music experience or ability is not necessary, candidates should have a passion for music and be able to build a strong team of committed musicians to ensure the school’s success. Franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $370,000 to $522,500, including a $35,000 franchise fee.

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 (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 with its most recent opening in Wellesley, MA, has now grown to 12 schools in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Ten franchised schools are in development in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia, with an additional 30 schools in development 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.

Featured Videos

Featured Videos

Herndon & McLean Showcase at The Grange

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2/16/2016 12:00:00 AM EST
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How to Perform the Original Flare Scratch

How to Perform the Original Flare Scratch

12/22/2015 12:00:00 AM EST
4 months ago

This is our final episode of 2015 for our #LearnToDJ video series. We have DMC 2015 Washington Champion and Beat Refinery instructor DJ Throdown back on the teaching side with another scratch tutorial. Having trouble going through the motions on how to do a 1 click flare orbit or even a 2 click flare orbit? Learning how to do the original flare (or some would say the tear flare) could help out perfect your muscle memory on your fader hand as well as having your record hand get used to other movements than the regular baby scratch movement.

How to Make A Quick DJ Drop

How to Make A Quick DJ Drop

12/9/2015 12:00:00 AM EST
4 months ago

Another episode of our #LearnToDJ video tutorial series is finally here and this time, we have long time instructor DJ Obeyah showing you how to make a really quick and easy DJ drop that you can use in your mixes and at your gigs.

Use promo code LEARN2DJ for a FREE trial lesson. Call 877-434-2328 or visit BachtoRock.com/BeatRefinery for more details.

Featured Students - Colin & Vivian B - Herndon VA

Featured Students - Colin & Vivian B - Herndon VA

6/24/2015 12:00:00 AM EDT
10 months ago

Colin & Vivian B are Bach to Rock featured students. They attend B2R Herndon in Virginia. Colin & Vivian are brother and sister and take semi-private guitar lessons with Dean Cramer.

Maryland Battle 15 Middle School

Maryland Battle 15 Middle School

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Virginia Battle 15 High School

Virginia Battle 15 High School

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

B2R McLean Open House

B2R McLean Open House

5/14/2016 11:00:00 AM EDT
1440 Emerson Ave

B2R McLean @ Tysons Corner Center Microsoft Store

B2R McLean @ Tysons Corner Center Microsoft Store

5/16/2016 7:00:00 PM EDT
1961 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons, VA 22102 | Singer/Songwriter, small group Showcase

B2R McLean @ Mclean Day

B2R McLean @ Mclean Day

5/21/2016 11:00:00 AM EDT
Lewinsville Park Mclean, VA | Join the fun! Bring the family and enjoy McLean’s most popular annual event. Many free activities. Enjoy live entertainment, great food, a petting zoo, exhibitor booths, balloon animals, games, tennis clinic, a magician, parking at free shuttle sites and more. Large and small carnival rides—tickets sold on-site. B2R Mclean will have a table and bands performing!

B2R McLean @ Mclean Day Kids Stage

B2R McLean @ Mclean Day Kids Stage

5/21/2016 2:30:00 PM EDT
B2R Mclean's Elementary School GLEE Clubs will be taking the kids stage at Mclean's biggest day of the year for a short set!

B2R McLean @ Tysons Corner Center Microsoft Store

B2R McLean @ Tysons Corner Center Microsoft Store

5/23/2016 7:00:00 PM EDT
1961 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons, VA 22102 | Check out our DJs as they go head-to-head spinning, scratching, and mixing on Microsoft's hottest line of new tablets, the Surface!