What is the Bach to Rock Teaching Method?

We’ve come up with a unique approach to teaching music that engages kids from the very first moment and keeps them interested long after they would have given up on traditional lessons.

With our unique curriculum, kids stay in music lessons longer

Traditional music lessons just aren’t that fun. The process that takes a learner from unskilled to competent truly lets kids down. Take a child who’s already distracted and maybe not that into it in the first place, put him into a stodgy learning environment, and you’ve got a giant fail.

At Bach to Rock, we’ve come up with a unique approach to teaching music that engages kids from the very first moment and keeps them interested long after they would have given up on traditional lessons. On average, our kids take lessons for more than 70 weeks, which can cost several thousand dollars. This outpaces what we believe is the typical 20-24 weeks a child sticks with traditional lessons.

student band performing at the Battle of the Bands event on stage

Some students stay with us for years, and parents typically spend $4,000 per year per student. This creates more revenue opportunities for our franchisees, and it also lets them do something they won’t necessarily get to do with a typical fast-food franchise: They can make a real difference in children’s lives.

The innovative Bach to Rock approach is based on the belief that everyone learns faster if they get to play the music they love with their peers. It doesn’t matter whether it’s ZZ Top or Tchaikovsky or Jay-Z; it only matters that the child is really into it. Our teachers use age- and skill-appropriate musical arrangements drawn from our large library of songs so students can begin playing almost right away. We put our students into bands in their favorite genres and get them performing together in public venues. That makes them feel like stars. It makes learning fun.

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A music school franchise for all ages

At Bach to Rock, we don’t believe anyone is too young — or too old — to learn to play music. Our Rock n Roll early childhood program uses structured musical games and activities to expose children as young as 1 year to the fundamentals. Kids ages 3-5 learn about instruments, musical symbols and rhythms in our Rock City program. Our group piano class, Kids n Keys, is perfect for ages 5-7 to learn music fundamentals. By about age 7, kids are ready to pick out the instrument they want to learn and start taking individual and group lessons.

We offer birthday parties and corporate events that cater to people of all ages, and our senior citizen programs help retirees play instruments they’ve always wanted to learn. We also have adult bands, often formed by parents who’ve seen their children succeed at Bach to Rock.

Our core enrollment, of course, is school-aged children. Children can learn everything they need to know to become professional musicians, although many simply gain a lifetime of enjoyment through a fulfilling hobby. We combine individual lessons with ensemble instruction and hold weekly jam sessions that lead to Battles of the Bands and recording in our in-house professional studios. We regularly schedule public concerts that instill confidence in our students and help them polish their performing skills. These activities foster teamwork, build self-esteem, and motivate students.

Unlike other music school franchises, Bach to Rock has an extensive curriculum and our students learn the intricacies of music — from theory to how to read music to performing with other band members.

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Why Choose Us

The Bach to Rock Method

At Bach to Rock, we know that students learn music more quickly when they’re having fun! Our step-by-step curriculum keeps students engaged and rewards achievement at each level. Students get to choose which songs they play, learn from music pros, and perform with peers at live events!

Music Made Fun!

At Bach to Rock, students choose which songs and genres they want to play, making lessons more fun!

Band & Glee Programs

Through our Band and Glee Club programs, students get to play music with peers, a key skill for growing musicians!

Live Performances

Bach to Rock gives students the chance to perform live at local music venues, helping students build confidence on stage!

One-on-One Lessons

In private music lessons, our students learn one-on-one from some of the most talented music educators in the area.

Early Childhood Classes

Music is valuable for early childhood development! We offer programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary students.

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