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Phone: 703-657-2830

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13009 Worldgate Dr
Herndon, VA 20170

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Bach to Rock in Herndon, VA provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in Herndon, Reston & Sterling. Instruments we teach include guitar, piano, drums, voice, DJ, violin, trumpet & more! We are also the home of Beat Refinery DJ School which offers Mixing, Scratching and Music Production classes. 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 Herndon and Fairfax County.

B2R News

B2R News

Battle of the Bands Winners

Battle of the Bands Winners

7/3/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
8 months ago

On June 10 and June 17, 2018, Bach to Rock bands came face-to-face for a Battle of epic proportions! After a year of preparation on their guitars, drums, basses, pianos, and voices, all bands brought their very best performances and competition was fierce. Congratulations to the following winners whose outstanding performances brought home a B2R Battle of the Bands title:

VA Elementary School Division
First Place - Big Bad Wolf
Runner Up - The Originators
Runner Up - NitrO Jax

Best Overall Appearance - Banana Splitz
Best Original Song - One Punch Potato
Best Audience Reaction - Killa Beat

VA Middle School Division
First Place - LeJitsu
Runner Up - Rebellion
Runner Up - Kage

Best Audience Reaction - Carry That Weight
Best Overall Appearance - I Like Your Boots
Best Original Song - Burnhold

VA High School Division
First Place - Clefs of Apollo
Runner Up - Milk Money
Runner Up - Alaska and Aurora

Best Audience Reaction - Spiral Staircase
Best Overall Appearance - Enigma
Best Original Song -The Unexpected

MD High School Division
First Place - The New Apocalypse
Runner Up - Scarlet Letters
Runner Up - Naught Shall Go & In Real Life

Best Original Song - Countdown and Harlequin Kids
Best Overall Appearance - The Royal Beat
Best Audience Reaction - Burning Blue and Soldiers of Royalty

MD Middle School Division
First Place - Dark Trilobite
Runner Up - The What-Nows
Runner Up - Teal Steel

Best Original Song - Point Blank
Best Overall Appearance - Keep the Change
Best Audience Reaction - Karousel

MD Elementary School Division
First Place - Play:LOUD
Runner Up - Otto-pilot
Runner Up - Revolution

Best Original Song - Play:LOUD
Best Overall Appearance - Bodysnatchers
Best Audience Reaction - Mutant Donkey Zombies

And congratulations to the following First Place band members who won our raffle prizes from Music and Arts and Sweetwater:

Nyando S. - Clefs of Apollo - $100 Sweetwater Giftcard
Sean P. - Lejitsu - $100 Sweetwater Giftcard
Nora V. - Big Bad Wolf - $100 Sweetwater Giftcard
William H. - Clefs of Apollo - $50 Sweetwater Giftcard
Quinn W. - The New Apocalypse - $50 Sweetwater Giftcard
Kathleen W. - Play:LOUD - $50 Sweetwater Giftcard
Isabella C. - Dark Trilobite - Acoustic Guitar from Music and Arts

Beat Refinery Battle of the DJs

Beat Refinery Battle of the DJs

5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
10 months ago

The Beat Refinery at Bach to Rock in Herndon, VA is excited to announce that our annual Battle of the DJs will occur on Sunday, May 20 at Villain and Saint in Bethesda, MD. Current Beat Refinery students will battle with their best sets for a chance to win prizes from our sponsors Chuck Levin’s and DJ City. Come out to Villain and Saint at 12 noon on May 20 to see who takes home the prize!

For more info visit our DJ Battle Info Page.

Music Summer Camps in Herndon VA

Music Summer Camps in Herndon VA

4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT
11 months ago

Bach to Rock in Herndon, VA is looking forward to another ROCKIN’ Summer! With camps for ages 4 up to age 15, your budding superstar is sure to find their rhythm in Rock Band, Glee Club, Recording Arts, or the Beat Refinery’s DJ Camp. Take your toddler on a world music journey in our Rock City World Tour Camp!

Visit our Camps page for more info or contact us directly at 703-657-2830 and

Ready to sign up? Click to see our pricing and schedule.

Free Beat Refinery DJ Workshop in Herndon VA

Free Beat Refinery DJ Workshop in Herndon VA

1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM EST
1 years ago

Have you ever wanted to learn how to DJ or take your DJ skills to the next level? Beat Refinery at B2R in Herndon, VA has you covered at one of our upcoming DJ workshops. Taught by some of the area’s hottest DJs, Beat Refinery teaches the skills you need to become a real DJ, combining traditional methods and modern technology in a casual, fun setting to develop super-star DJs! From beginners to seasoned pros, we have programs for all. All workshops are FREE to attend!

Tuesday, February 20, 7-9 PM @ B2R Herndon, VA
How to Be a Wedding DJ

Monday, January 29, 7-10 PM @ B2R Bethesda, MD
Entertainment Insurance and DJ Business, DJ Mixing Class Demo, and Mashup Workshop

Tuesday, February 27, 7-8 PM @ B2R McLean, VA
Insights Into Becoming A Great DJ

Monday, March 5, 7-8 PM @ B2R Lansdowne, VA
Insights Into Becoming A Great DJ

Click for more information and to register for a workshop.

If you have any questions regarding the workshop in Herndon please contact our staff at 703-657-2830 or

Bach to Rock Selected a Top 100 Franchise for 2019 by Franchise Gator

Bach to Rock Selected a Top 100 Franchise for 2019 by Franchise Gator

2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
3 weeks ago

Franchise Gator has chosen Bach to Rock as a Top 100 franchise for 2019. This is the 6th annual Top 100 list that the online franchise directory has released. It was developed to assist prospective franchisees in their search for a franchise opportunity to invest in. The list focuses on identifying franchisors with strong growth potential at an investment level that is more in line with the average franchise buyer.

Bach to Rock's ranking was developed using a formula based on several criteria including financial stability, growth, sustainability, profitability, transparency and franchisee satisfaction. “Each opportunity on the Top 100 list has demonstrated strong growth potential coming into the new year,” said Eric Bell General Manager at Franchise Gator. “Not only are these opportunities among the very best in the industry, they also offer a solid investment for the everyday franchise buyer.”

Bach to Rock wishes to thank all of their customers, employees and franchisees for making B2R such a great place to work, learn and grow.

Click to view the complete list of the Top 100 Franchises of 2019.

Lake Mary Welcomes Newest Bach to Rock Music School

Lake Mary Welcomes Newest Bach to Rock Music School

1/30/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
a month ago

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces the opening of a new school in Lake Mary, Florida.  The community is invited to the free grand opening festivities on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 3609 Lake Emma Road, Lake Mary, Florida, 32746.   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.  This location marks Bach to Rock’s third school in Florida and its 38th in the country. 

“We are so pleased to be opening our third school in Florida in Lake Mary. Our Jacksonville school is thriving and our Tampa school is off to a terrific start, which are great indicators of success for this new location.  I am confident that families in Lake Mary and Orlando will value our approach and students will love the cool and innovative way we teach,” said President of Bach to Rock, Brian Gross. Nationwide, Bach to Rock has instructed over 10,000 aspiring musicians. “With Bach to Rock, gone are the days of boring and solitary music lessons.  Students learn to play today’s hits and jam with other kids from the start. It’s more like a group activity or team sport,” continued Gross. The school will serve students from Lake Mary, Heathrow, Sanford, Winter Springs and Longwood.

Jeff and Jesi Marin are the new franchise owners of the school.  Since deciding to team with Bach to Rock, the couple has been hard at work building out their school and readying it for the community.  With children of their own, the couple saw a need for quality music education that excites kids and keeps them engaged.  “There’s nothing that compares to our Bach to Rock in Lake Mary.   We deliver a solid music foundation in a fun and progressive way.    It’s the best of both worlds –parents and their children alike will love the results,” said Jeff Marin.  

The Marins have hired Rae White LaRoche as the school’s director.  She has previously managed franchise businesses and hosted a radio show on Beach 92.7 FM.  Plus, she is a busy mom and active community volunteer.   “Rae is ideal for this role. She brings a strong business background, a passion for educating children and meaningful ties to our community.  We are very excited to have her join the team,” said Jesi Marin. 

Bach to Rock Lake Mary will offer a variety of programs for students of all ages including: individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drum and more; music programs for preschoolers and toddlers; beginning piano for children in grades K-2; along with summer camps and birthday parties. Bach to Rock also offers MyB2R, an online dashboard offering customers real-time access to student progress and more. MyB2R is the only digital service of its kind in the music school industry, and provides the ability to track student advancement, schedule lessons, obtain homework and stream over 300 pre-recorded songs to practice at home.  

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 has been named the number one franchise for Children’s Enrichment Programs for 2019 by Entrepreneur Magazine, as part of its Franchise 500 ranking.  In 2018, Entrepreneur also ranked Bach to Rock #31 in the Top 150 Franchises for Veterans. Additionally, Franchise Times has ranked it as one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands and on its Next 300 Franchise System list.

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, or visit


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 is experiencing a robust and steady growth, with 38 schools presently operating and an additional 12 schools opening by the first quarter of 2019. Nineteen of those schools are in eight Top Ten markets, ranked by population.  The franchise is trending to become a $15 million brand, teaching over 10,000 children and adults in 2018 alone and over 45,000 since the company’s inception in 2007. 

Follow B2R on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information, visit or call 1-877-227-8558.

For More Details on Our February 23, 2019 Grand Opening:

Visit: 3609 Lake Emma Road, Lake Mary, Florida 32746   

Call: (321) 348-0430




Media Contact:

Angela Sakell


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