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Phone: 203-403-3172
Email: ridgefield@bachtorock.com

Address (Map & Directions)
15 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Hours of Operation

Who We Are at Bach to Rock Ridgefield Music School

Music Instructors and Lessons for Classical, Rock and More.

Bach to Rock in Ridgefield, CT provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in, but not limited to, Ridgefield, Danbury & North Salem. 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 Ridgefield and Fairfield County.

We have digital gift certificates available for purchase online, a great gift for any holiday, birthday or special occasion. Get one HERE.

B2R News

B2R News

Ridgefield Bach to Rock is Growing and Hiring Teachers!

Ridgefield Bach to Rock is Growing and Hiring Teachers!

6/30/2021 12:00:00 AM EDT
10 months ago

Ridgefield Bach to Rock is growing.

With over 150 student musicians, Bach to Rock Music Studio is looking to add to its staff. Seeking talented, local musicians and music teachers interested in permanent, part-time teaching positions in addition to a part time administrative staff.

Becoming a member of the Bach to Rock team is more than just a job. With the option to join the Faculty Band and perform in the community, opportunities to assist with birthday parties, direct student bands, and teach master classes, this is a place where your teaching career can go to the next level.

To apply, please send resume and statement of intent to: ridgefield@bachtorock.com

Instructor Job Description:

Position Purpose: To work part time providing private or semi-private music instruction to students on a variety of instruments. To provide band coaching to small rock/pop ensembles for the purposes of live performance and recordings. To provide music school administrative support, as needed.

Music Specialist

•To provide instruction to music students in a private or semi private lesson format using a proprietary curriculum based on method books and specific methodology and arrangements created for Bach to Rock Music Schools.

•To instruct students in techniques needed to play in small groups.

•To direct small groups in playing, performing and recording original and cover songs.

•To support private student placement in pop/rock ensembles in collaboration with the School Director staff.

•Move, set up and break down equipment at the school and school events

•Assist in basic repair of minor site equipment and instruments.

Knowledge and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•Must demonstrate an understanding of music concepts and be able to communicate those concepts to students

•Must play a musical instrument. Multi-instrumentalists are strongly preferred.

•Must demonstrate the ability to run basic sound equipment

•Must be able to receive constructive feedback on teaching techniques and apply the feedback to new teaching situations and environments

•Must be able to be physically present at B2R for scheduled lessons and administrative responsibilities

•Advanced knowledge of music theory and technique relevant to primary instruments

•Effective time management and organizational skills

•Ability to operate basic office equipment, i.e. telephones, photocopiers and computers

•Ability to interact effectively with the public

•Ability to work effectively with B2R staff and management•Ability to work in a fast paced environment

•Ability to adapt to change in the workplace

•Ability to pass a background check

Education, Work Experience and/or Licensure

•Teaching certificate and or degrees in music preferred; those who are currently enrolled in a music degree program will also be considered

•Experience in the subject area may be substituted for degree or licensure

•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software

Language Skills

•Must be proficient English speaking and writing skills

•Additional language(s) are a plus

Physical Demands

The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of his/her job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•Ability to sit, stand, walk, travel up and down stairs, crouch, stoop and reach.

•Ability to lift and move the equipment typically associated with B2R’s day-to-day operation, e.g., amplifiers, keyboards, recording equipment, light furniture, etc.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•Basic office environment

•Music studio

•Music event venues in the metro area around the school


Interested applicants should send resume via email to ridgefield@bachtorock.com.

Make Music Day launches Ridgefield's first Summer of Song

Make Music Day launches Ridgefield's first Summer of Song

6/30/2021 12:00:00 AM EDT
10 months ago

From Ballard Park to Keeler Tavern, residents were able to listen and interact with nearly 30 participating musical groups and instructors all over town. Attendants enjoyed live music at Ballard Park, with performances by The Ridgefield Jazz Giants, Bach to Rock, School of Rock and The Five O’Clocks.

Read the full article on TheRidgefieldPress.com

Reopening Safety Info

Reopening Safety Info

6/11/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago

Free Family Day at Lounsbury House On October 22

Free Family Day at Lounsbury House On October 22

10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 years ago

Welcome Home Week kicks off at Lounsbury House on Sunday, October 22, with Family Day, an event featuring live music by Bach to Rock Ridgefield, food trucks, an inflatable obstacle course and a pumpkin hunt.  The free outdoor event runs from 12:00pm to 3:00pm and is open to people of all ages... read more.

Read on the Hamlet Hub.

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
6 days 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

Bach to Rock Music School Launches Part Three of its Franchisee Spotlight Series

Bach to Rock Music School Launches Part Three of its Franchisee Spotlight Series

5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM EDT
a week ago

Bethesda, MD – (May 16, 2022):  Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, today announces the launch of the third profile in its franchisee spotlight campaign, which features top Bach to Rock music school owners sharing their tips for success in starting, owning and operating a Bach to Rock franchise.  The 4-part series continues with the introduction of Rick and Holly Schmidt, the husband-and-wife owners of two Bach to Rock music schools in Tampa and Orlando, Florida. Prior to opening their Tampa school in 2018, Rick spent over 20 years in the music and radio industry.  Holly’s experience in the corporate health care industry continues as she supports the schools through her organizational and management skills. The fourth and final profile in the series will feature the owner of the Bach to Rock music school in San Diego, California.

“The franchisee spotlight campaign has been very fulfilling.  First, we’ve been able to provide an excellent resource for people interested in pursuing Bach to Rock franchise ownership.  And second, these franchisees are outstanding entrepreneurs who deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication,” said Brian Gross, President of Bach to Rock. “Our third profile features Rick and Holly Schmidt, owners of the Bach to Rock music schools in Tampa and Orlando, Florida.  Rick’s music and radio industry experience has been a huge asset to their success.  He has a keen eye for talent and knows how to help students explore their skills and grow to the next level.”  The spotlight campaign will provide essential information for others considering a livelihood as a Bach to Rock music school owner. Click here to check out the full spotlight profile.  

Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame

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
10 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. 

  • 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
2 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
2 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
2 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.

Featured Student - Indica

Featured Student - Indica

6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 years ago

This is our student of the month: Indica! She has been playing piano for one year now! When she isn't playing music, she enjoys biking and disc golf. A fun fact about Indica is that her name means "night star princess protected by wolves". Her favorite thing about being a part of Bach to Rock is singing with her band Purple Nightmare, as well as playing piano with her mom who also takes lessons here. Congrats Indica!

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