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Jul 10, 2023

Young Rockstars Go Viral on TikTok with 3.9 Million Views

Screaming Metal Deathtrap

How Bach to Rock’s Unique Teaching Method is Creating Sensations, and Even Caught Disturbed’s Attention

When 10-year-olds take the stage with electrifying riffs and a roaring crowd, most will wonder where they learned to rock like that. It’s not just the music the kids are playing that’s making history, but an ingenious teaching approach that transforms the way kids learn music.

This was evident when Screaming Metal Deathtrap, a band consisting of elementary school students from Tampa Bay, took the internet by storm with their head-banging performance at the Bach to Rock Battle of the Bands presented by Bach to Rock Lutz on June 11, 2023.

The video, which features the band performing Disturbed’s “Down With the Sickness”, garnered an astonishing 3.9 million views on TikTok in a matter of days. It’s not just their astounding stage presence, but the sheer talent that has left viewers in awe.

The band’s drummer, Carlos, along with guitarists Axton and Matas, are just 10 years old. Parker, who handles singing and bass duties, is 12 and happens to be the son of the school’s owner.


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Rick Schmidt, the franchise owner of the Bach to Rock Lutz location, which hosts about 400 students, reveals the secret behind the success of bands like Screaming Metal Deathtrap. He explains that at Bach to Rock, students don’t just learn music, they live it.

They get to choose the artists they want to study and the songs they wish to play. The students are then grouped into bands, creating an environment where music becomes a collaborative effort, much like a team sport. This collaborative approach helps in not only fostering musical skills but also building teamwork and social skills among young musicians.

It is not just about learning an instrument; it is about being part of something bigger, a musical community. The students feel the exhilaration of performing in front of an audience, and the gratification that comes with applause and appreciation.

Related: What Makes the Bach to Rock Teaching Method Unique?

Adding to the thrill, the renowned band Disturbed took notice of these young rockers and reshared their performance on their official TikTok account. This acknowledgment from a band of such caliber is a testament to the potential that the Bach to Rock method unlocks in its students.

As the TikTok views continue to skyrocket, the young rockers are undoubtedly an epitome of the power of Bach to Rock’s distinctive teaching method that allows students to explore their passion and talents as a band. If you want to watch their full performance, check out their submission to the 2023 National Battle of the Bands on YouTube!

For more information on Bach to Rock and how to enroll your child, find a location near you!