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 Attains Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 Ranking List for the 4th Consecutive Year
Bach to Rock Attains Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 Ranking List for the 4th Consecutive Year
Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, was recently ranked #239 by Entrepreneur Magazine in its January/February 2020 issue in its prestigious Franchise 500 ranking. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Bach to Rock has achieved recognition in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking within the children’s enrichment programs category.
The Franchise 500 Ranking is known as the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, with 2020 being its 41st year. Bach to Rock’s consistent presence in the Franchise 500 ranking is indicative of the brand’s reputation as a successful music education franchise. To view Bach to Rock’s complete list of industry accolades, which spans the brand’s ten years of franchising, click here.
“It is an honor for Bach to Rock to consistently rank in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. Potential franchisees can feel confident that Bach to Rock is a wise and rewarding investment,” said Brian Gross, President of Bach to Rock. “We are unique because we teach all music genres to students of all ages, we provide a solid foundation, and most importantly, our students have fun learning.”
The Franchise 500 ranking is based on data provided by franchisors in five key indicators: cost and fees; size and growth; support; brand strength and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order. To review Bach to Rock’s Franchise 500 ranking, click here.
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. Unlike other music school franchises, Bach to Rock has an extensive curriculum. 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 Franchise Opportunities
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.
Nationally, Bach to Rock continues to grow, with 41 schools presently operating and an additional 8 schools in development. Nineteen of those schools are in eight Top Ten markets, ranked by population. Bach to Rock is trending to become a $25 million brand and has taught over 55,000 children and adults since the company’s inception in 2007.
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.
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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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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."