The greatest hurdle in the study of music is its solitary nature. It’s hard to expect active young people to devote a half hour or more each day to practice by themselves. Most kids quit their music lessons in less than a year or two — before they really learn to play and experience the pleasure and fulfillment that comes with musical skill.
At Bach to Rock, we transform music and music lessons into a social experience, adding a strong group incentive to playing, learning, and practicing. We have found that maximum progress is achieved through a blend of individual instruction and playing with one’s peers in bands. Our methodology transforms music into a team sport, adding healthy competition and personal interaction. Therefore, we strongly encourage all students to combine a regular schedule of individual lessons with our supervised band Jam Sessions, which, in turn, lead to public performances, recording sessions, and Battles of the Bands. Private lessons are recommended for children 6 years and up.
What is B2R?
"I like the pedagogy best. The kids feel empowered to make real music very early on in their instruction."
- C.B. from Bethesda
"Teachers are very passionate and knowledgeable, equipment is industry standard and kept in good repair, staff is flexible and willing to help in any way."
- K.C. from Chevy Chase
"I can have all 3 kids do lessons a the same place for different instruments at the same time."
- A.G. from Potomac
"A really great opportunity to find like-minded kids & create music together with the help of a mentor/teacher."
- J.G. from Rockville