Bach to Rock in Alpharetta, GA provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in, but not limited to, Alpharetta, Milton & Roswell. 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 north Fulton County.
Featured Student - Charlotte F
Charlotte has been at B2R for almost 2 years! She plays piano, drums, guitar, and she sings! She is known for her spunk and humor, and she's currently the guitarist in one of our bands, "Sugar Rush!" If you see Charlotte around the school, be sure to congratulate her on being our Student Spotlight for the month of October. Keep up the great work, Charlotte!
B2R Alpharetta Takes Home First Place In 1st Ever Battle Of The Bands!
On Saturday, May 4th, B2R Alpharetta and B2R Johns Creek hosted their very first B2R Battle of the Bands in Georgia at Houck’s Grille, located off of Crabapple Road in Roswell. Over 100 attendees watched as our 12 student bands took the stage.
Masters of Ceremonies, Jennifer Gross (Director of B2R Alpharetta) and Andrew Mauro (Director of B2R Johns Creek), kicked off the event by welcoming newly formed bands from both schools to take the stage for their debut performance. Knights of Music, SuwanSythe Cool Kids, Trinity Queens, Else-World, Thunder Heart, and Boom Speaker did not compete in the battle but definitely set the tone for a dazzling event.
The competition was arbitrated by three judges: John Douglass, Lauran Hunt, and Zach Goodfellow. All of which came from very impressive musical backgrounds ranging from playing national tours, producing international works, and expansive teaching careers.
The battle had two major divisions: Elementary School and Middle/High School.
Elementary School Division bands: Our Favorite Band, Big Kids Walkin’, 9 ¾, and Five Survivors.
Middle/High School Division bands: Crypt and Zero Vision
All bands gave a wonderful show filled with energy, charm, and confidence, however only two bands could take home the top prizes! B2R Alpharetta bands 9 ¾ (Hugh (guitar/voice), Liam (guitar), Jackson (bass), and Isabella (drums)) and Zero Vision (Reese (bass), Kylie (voice), and Alek (guitar)) placed first in their divisions. Runner ups: Big Kids Walkin’ and Crypt.
All of our bands received fantastic feedback and support from the judges, audience, staff and patrons of Houck’s Grille.
One of the judges commented: "I cannot believe these are kids who have only playing together for a matter of months. Just incredible!”
A staff member of Houck’s stated: "This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. I wish this was around when I was a child”
On behalf of B2R Alpharetta and B2R Johns Creek, we would like to thank Houck’s Grille for hosting the event, all the parents and patrons who attended this event, and our B2R staff.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our bands for taking the stage, we are so incredibly proud of you all!
Bach to Rock Alpharetta Students Place in Duke's Got Talent
On Monday, March 25th, two of our students, Hugh and Liam R., took the stage for the final round of “Duke's Got Talent,” an annual talent competition hosted by Duke’s Bar & Grill in Milton, GA.
Bach to Rock is so incredibly proud to report the boys came in second place! This competition was open to all kids between the ages of 7 to 17 in the North Atlanta area. Out of 10 participants from various backgrounds, the boys stood out with their rockin’ renditions of "Sweet Home Alabama," "Ain't No Man," and "Glorious Day."
Bach to Rock staff members were in attendance to show their support and overheard some of the crowd’s reactions to Hugh and Liam's performance. Our favorite quote of the night: “They are only 10 and 11?! WHAT? Who's teaching these kids?!”
The boys are extremely grateful to Bach to Rock and Duke’s Got Talent for the performance opportunity. Hugh and Liam’s family also wish to express their gratitude to Bach to Rock Alpharetta, "Thanks for inspiring the boys to love music and develop their gifts.”
The honor is all ours!
Pictured: Hugh, age 11 (voice, guitar student) Liam, age 10 (guitar student)
Guitar Lessons in Alpharetta GA Enrolling Now
Bach to Rock in Alpharetta, GA is enrolling students for private, semi-private and group guitar lessons. Our instructors teach students of all ages and skill levels from Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell & other parts of north Fulton County. Beginning students are taught first position chords, scales and arpeggios as well as the fundamentals of music theory. Intermediate and advanced students continue to perfect these skills and are guided in the development and performance of their own original material.
If you have been playing guitar for a while or are already taking lessons, take it to the next level and join a B2R band!
Come out to Milton Library on November 14, 2018 at 11:30am where we offering a free demo of our awesome early education classes!! Our staff will be on hand to answer all of your questions about music lessons and more! See our events page for more details and other upcoming performances by our instructors and students.
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
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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."