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Houston, TX 77024

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Bach to Rock in Houston, TX provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in, but not limited to, Memorial & The Villages. 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 Memorial and Houston.

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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
6 years 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.

First Houston Bach to Rock Franchise Featured in Houston Chronicle

First Houston Bach to Rock Franchise Featured in Houston Chronicle

2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM EST
6 years ago

The Houston Chronicle recently highlighted the new Bach to Rock franchise opening soon in the Memorial area of Houston, Texas. The new site, which will be located at 9075 Katy Free­way, Suite A, is currently under construction and is tentatively slated to open by February 2016. The new location will be the first in the Houston area, and joins 11 other Bach to Rock music schools currently open in the U.S.

Franchise owners Alex and Lynley Stern have obtained rights for two separate Bach to Rock locations and are currently scouting out potential spots for the second location. Both Bach to Rock franchises will offer music instruction programs for children and adults, including individual lessons, group classes and summer camps.

“We both grew up in Hous­ton, so we are pretty fa­mil­iar with Hous­ton proper,” Alex says. “We are think­ing about the West Univer­sity/Bel­laire area or maybe Su­gar Land or The Wood­lands. The thing about Hous­ton is there are so many great ar­eas.”

Alex grew up in Bel­laire and at­tended Bel­laire High School. His wife, Lyn­ley, grew up in the Me­mo­rial area and at­tended Me­mo­rial High School. Both at­tended the Univer­sity of Texas. Alex Stern has an In­ter­net mar­ket­ing back­ground; Lyn­ley Stern is a school teacher. Their educations, career backgrounds and love of music have helped prepare them both for the responsibilities that being a Bach to Rock franchise owner will bring.

“We both love work­ing with kids,” Alex says. “We are both from big fam­i­lies with a lot of nieces and neph­ews. Bach to Rock is a con­cept that re­ally hit home for us be­cause we are both pas­sion­ate about mu­sic, and we wanted to find a busi­ness where we could work with kids. We ex­cel in that en­vi­ron­ment.”

The Bach to Rock music school franchise continues to grow at impressive speed. The franchise is of­ten named to En­trepreneur mag­a­zine’s Fran­chise 500 list and, in 2014, was named one of the fastest-grow­ing pri­vate com­pa­nies in Amer­ica for the third year in a row by Inc. Mag­a­zine. The franchise is also ranked as one of Fran­chise Times mag­a­zine’s 500 Pow­er­house Brands, and is on its Next 300 Fran­chise Sys­tem list.

The new Me­mo­rial lo­ca­tion is among five fran­chise schools the com­pany cur­rently has in de­vel­op­ment, four of which are open­ing this win­ter. An ad­di­tional 30 schools sold na­tion­wide.

“Our suc­cess would not be pos­si­ble with­out our ded­i­cated fran­chisees and site di­rec­tors who are fo­cused on bring­ing mu­sic and arts pro­grams into cities across the coun­try,” says Bach to Rock President Brian Gross. “We look for­ward to of­fer­ing our fun, pro­gres­sive cur­ricu­lum to fam­i­lies in these new mar­kets.”

Alex says the mu­sic lessons in­dus­try is un­der­de­vel­oped in Hous­ton, and that the new Bach to Rock location will offer a mod­ern so­lu­tion to fill that void.

“Mu­sic lessons are tra­di­tion­ally more of an old-school mar­ket where you go to the back of a gui­tar cen­ter or to one-on-one lessons in homes,” he says. “It isn’t in­ter­ac­tive. It’s not fun and mod­ern. Most kids burn out quickly when they have to learn tech­ni­cal stuff. With Bach to Rock, stu­dents point the di­rec­tion of where we go. If they want to learn Tay­lor Swift, we learn Tay­lor Swift and do all sorts of fun things.”

The music school also gets stu­dents into mini-bands of three or four peo­ple with an in­struc­tor to col­lab­o­rate and build con­fi­dence, and is where Adam says the “real magic happens.”
“Each stu­dent is on a dif­fer­ent in­stru­ment. They get to cre­ate their band name, and it’s very cool in­ter­ac­tion that gives these kids a real taste of mu­sic. They are not just stuck in a back­room some­where by them­selves,” he says.

Bach to Rock Signs First Franchise Agreement in Houston

Bach to Rock Signs First Franchise Agreement in Houston

1/5/2016 12:00:00 AM EST
6 years ago

Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today it signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with new franchise group, Ruby Capital, LLC, to develop two schools in Texas. The group is targeting locations in Houston and has long-term goals at expanding their presence into the Dallas and Austin areas. Their first school is planned to open in Spring 2016.

"We are thrilled to expand Bach to Rock's presence to the Southwest and we're confident the Houston area, known as one of the largest expanding cities in the region, will love and benefit from our variety of music programs," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. "With music and arts programs continuing to be cut due to diminishing school budgets, Bach to Rock helps meet the increased need for high-quality music education. We look forward to offering our fun, progressive curriculum to Houston families."

Husband and wife duo, Alex and Lynley Stern, owners of Ruby Capital, LLC, become first-time franchise owners with this latest announcement. After month's of searching, they stumbled across Bach to Rock and determined it was a business model that was missing in the Houston market. 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 couple is excited to become part of the Bach to Rock family and plans to leverage their past experience in the education and Internet marketing industries to bring high quality music education to neighboring communities.

"We cannot wait to start sharing the gift of music with Houstonians and their families. As music lovers from an early age, we understand the value and benefit that music education can bring to young children as they develop," said Alex Stern, Bach to Rock franchisee. "We are excited to join the brand and believe that Bach to Rock provides a positive social setting and the opportunity to learn music while having fun at the same time."

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, among other tools. 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.

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 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.

Bach to Rock Music School Announces New School Opening in Leawood, KS

Bach to Rock Music School Announces New School Opening in Leawood, KS

6/2/2022 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 weeks ago

Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces it is opening a new school in Leawood, Kansas. The community is invited to the free grand opening on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 3630 W. 135th Street, Leawood, Kansas, 66224.  Attendees are welcome to tour the school, enjoy a free music lesson, learn about individual lessons and group classes, and try out free toddler “Mommy and Me” classes.  Additionally, guests can enter prize drawings and giveaways, check out the recording studio, and enjoy performances by instructors.  The school will serve students from (but not limited to) Leawood, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Olathe, Belton, Grandview and Lee's Summit.

Meet Dave and Angela Hill, the husband-and-wife owners of Bach to Rock Leawood

With over 20 years of experience in the radio industry, working for top rock and news stations in Baltimore, Portland, Miami and Kansas City, Dave brings a wealth of experience to his role as the co-owner of Bach to Rock Leawood.  “Dave’s strengths in operations management, marketing, branding, strategic planning, and social media marketing completely align with what is ideal for success as a Bach to Rock franchisee,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock.  Dave’s wife, Angela Hill, is the co-owner of the school and will manage daily activities, while Dave will focus on growing Bach to Rock’s presence locally and in the greater Kansas City metro area.

“We are excited to be starting this new chapter of our lives. It’s like coming full circle; we want to give back to our community and offer kids a cool way to get into music, by exploring their talents and having fun learning,” said Dave Hill.  Bach to Rock Leawood offers programs for students of all ages including: individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums, songwriting, and music production; “Rock City” for preschoolers and “Rock and Roll” for toddlers; beginning piano “Kids n Keys” for children in grades K-2; and summer camps and birthday parties. Plus, students can get involved in a glee club or rock band. The school also features Bach to Rock’s Beat Refinery DJ School for students interested in learning how to become a DJ.

Bach to Rock – A Franchise Opportunity with Industry Stature

Bach to Rock has earned numerous accolades including being named: a Top 500 Franchise for 2022 and 2021 by Entrepreneur Magazine; a top 100 Franchise for 2021 by Franchise Gator; a number one franchise for Children’s Enrichment Programs and a Top 150 Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine;and one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands by Franchise Times. To learn more about franchise ownership opportunities and veteran and franchise referral programs, contact Ralph Rillon, vice president of franchise development, at 1-855-227-7570 or franchise@bachtorock.com, or visit bachtorockfranchise.com.

About Bach to Rock: Changing the Way Students Learn Music

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. B2R is the music school kids would have designed for themselves, with weekly ensemble instruction and band formations leading 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’s Beat Refinery DJ School is Serato certified, making it one of only a handful of schools in the United States and worldwide to offer the elite training developed by Serato. Serato, founded in 1999, is the premier provider of audio software to the DJ industry.  The Serato certification ensures that select Bach to Rock DJ instructors have been trained and authorized to teach using Serato software and equipment. 

Bach to Rock has instructed over 170,000 aspiring musicians since launching in 2007 and is on track to become a $25 million brand. The brand is comprised of 50 music schools, 39 of which are franchisee-owned.  Twenty-six (26) of those schools are in Top Ten markets, ranked by population. Follow B2R on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information, visit bachtorock.com or call 1-877-227-8558.

For More Details on Our June 25, 2022, Grand Opening:

Visit: 3630 W. 135th Street, Leawood, Kansas, 66224

Call: 913-350-4807

Email: leawood@bachtorock.com

Web: https://leawood.bachtorock.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/B2RLeawoodKS

Bach to Rock Music School Announces New School Opening in Coon Rapids, MN

Bach to Rock Music School Announces New School Opening in Coon Rapids, MN

5/19/2022 12:00:00 AM EDT
a month ago

Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces it is opening a new school in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. The community is invited to the free grand opening on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 13030 Riverdale Drive, NW, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, 55448.  Attendees are welcome to 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 (but not limited to) Coon Rapids, Anoka, Blaine, Champlin and Andover.

Meet Judy and Jake Shoulak, the mother-son owners of Bach to Rock Coon Rapids  

In 2018, Judy Shoulak and her son, Jake, opened Minnesota’s first Bach to Rock music school, which is located in Plymouth. Now, with four years of franchise ownership under their belts, they have expanded to a second school in Coon Rapids.  The duo brings the perfect combination of music industry know-how and corporate expertise to their Bach to Rock schools. Judy has over 30 years of experience leading operations and building high-performing teams at companies such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Office Max and JC Penney. Jake brings the musical acumen to the partnership. After earning his degree in Audio Engineering from the Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis, he worked extensively providing live sound at events across the country with many renowned artists. 

“We have been amazed at how our students' lives have been transformed as they became more confident and comfortable with their instrument. It has been heartwarming to see how music plays a key role in the lives of so many...filling voids, building confidence, and helping provide pleasure and happiness,” said Judy Shoulak.  “We felt we could impact the lives of even more students in the Minneapolis area by opening a second school in Coon Rapids.”  Click here to read more about Judy and Jake.

Bach to Rock Coon Rapids offers programs for students of all ages including: individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums and more; “Rock City” for preschoolers and “Rock and Roll” for toddlers; beginning piano “Kids n Keys” for children in grades K-2; and summer camps and birthday parties. Plus, students can get involved in a glee club or rock band

Bach to Rock – A Franchise Opportunity with Industry Stature

Bach to Rock has earned numerous accolades including being named: a Top 500 Franchise for 2022 and 2021 by Entrepreneur Magazine; a top 100 Franchise for 2021 by Franchise Gator; a number one franchise for Children’s Enrichment Programs and a Top 150 Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine;and one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands by Franchise Times. To learn more about franchise ownership opportunities and veteran and franchise referral programs, contact Ralph Rillon, vice president of franchise development, at 1-855-227-7570 or franchise@bachtorock.com, or visit bachtorockfranchise.com.

About Bach to Rock: Changing the Way Students Learn Music

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. B2R is the music school kids would have designed for themselves, with weekly ensemble instruction and band formations leading 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’s Beat Refinery DJ school is Serato certified, making it one of only a handful of schools in the United States and worldwide to offer the elite training developed by Serato. Serato, founded in 1999, is the premier provider of audio software to the DJ industry.  The Serato certification ensures that select Bach to Rock DJ instructors have been trained and authorized to teach using Serato software and equipment. 

Bach to Rock has instructed over 170,000 aspiring musicians since launching in 2007 and is on track to become a $25 million brand. The brand is comprised of 50 music schools, 39 of which are franchisee-owned.  Twenty-six (26) of those schools are in Top Ten markets, ranked by population. Follow B2R on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information, visit bachtorock.com or call 1-877-227-8558.

For More Details on Our June 11, 2022, Grand Opening:

Visit: 13030 Riverdale Drive, NW, Coon Rapids, MN, 55448

Call: 763-208-1198

Email: coonrapids@bachtorock.com

Web: https://coonrapids.bachtorock.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/B2RCoonRapidsMN

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Talented Port Kids Rock the 2022 Battle of the Bands at 89 North

Talented Port Kids Rock the 2022 Battle of the Bands at 89 North

6/20/2022 12:00:00 AM EDT
6 days ago

In a fierce competition at the 2022 Bach To Rock Battle of the Bands, 20 bands went head-to-head at 89 North Music Venue in Patchogue, NY on Sunday, June 12th. Hundreds of proud parents, family members and fans came to support and cheer on students from B2R Port Washington. The groups competed at the iconic Long Island venue and rocked the spectacular hotspot.

"The students, who range in age from 8 to 18, and their band coaches worked tirelessly to prepare for this epic, annual event and I’m beyond proud of all the performers," said B2R Port Washington Director, Elana Hayden. “After the past two years with virtually no live performances, we were excited and beyond grateful for the opportunity to perform for a live audience at the fabulous 89 North."

Three seasoned music industry professionals, Wayne Schuster (Blood, Sweat and Tears, Phoebe Snow), Amber Ferrari (Paula Cole, Taylor Dayne), and Carl Pfanstiehl (original B2R Director of Operations) judged the performances. Close to 100 students performed in three divisions - Elementary, Middle, and High School – all rocking 89 North. "While this is a competition, the main point is for the kids to have a great experience, get to perform live - and to have fun and feel like a rock star!” said Elana.

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 on Port Washington Blvd, including music theory, instrument instruction, recording arts, performance arts, voice lessons and band coaching.

The winners included:

Bach to Rock Music School Announces Winners of its First Annual National Battle of the Bands

Bach to Rock Music School Announces Winners of its First Annual National Battle of the Bands

7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM EDT
11 months ago

Penfield NY Battle Winners 2021

Penfield NY Battle Winners 2021

2/22/2021 12:00:00 AM EST
1 years ago

MD/VA DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

MD/VA DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
2 years ago

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

Penfield NY Battle Winners

Penfield NY Battle Winners

9/24/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 years ago

Battle of the Bands at BayTowne Plaza on September 8th, 2019.

Virginia Battle Winners 2019

Virginia Battle Winners 2019

6/23/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 years ago

The Winners from our Virginia Battle at Tally Ho and The State Theater.

Maryland Battle Winners 2019

Maryland Battle Winners 2019

6/22/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 years ago

The Winners from our June 22 Maryland Battle at the AMP by Strathmore

New York City Battle Winners

New York City Battle Winners

6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 years ago

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.

Over 800 proud parents, family members and fans came to support and cheer on students from Bach to Rock Port Washington, Bach to Rock Mamaroneck and Bach to Rock Nanuet.

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.

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