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.
Ridgefield Bach to Rock is Growing and Hiring Teachers!
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: email@example.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.
•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
•Must be proficient English speaking and writing skills
•Additional language(s) are a plus
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.
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 event venues in the metro area around the school
Interested applicants should send resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make Music Day launches Ridgefield's first Summer of Song
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
Free Family Day at Lounsbury House On October 22
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.
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Bach to Rock Music School Presents the Final Segment of its Franchisee Spotlight Series, Introducing Mengjia Chen, Owner of B2R San Diego
Bach to Rock Music School Presents the Final Segment of its Franchisee Spotlight Series, Introducing Mengjia Chen, Owner of B2R San Diego
Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, today announces the launch of the final 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 spotlight campaign provides essential information for others considering a livelihood as a Bach to Rock music school owner. Click here to review the complete series. The owner of Bach to Rock San Diego, Mengjia Chen, is featured in the last segment. She and her husband Lee opened the school in February 2020, one month before the pandemic lockdowns. Balancing the demands of being a working mom of three young children and managing a new business amidst the pandemic presented unique challenges for the franchisee. Armed with her Master of Accounting degree and a passion for music education, Chen helped the school thrive by using her time efficiently, remaining steadfast and committed through the worst of the pandemic, and working closely with her colleagues every day.
Music to Fill the Air as Bach to Rock Music School Opens in Santa Monica, CA
Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces it is opening a new school in Santa Monica, California. The community is invited to the free grand opening on Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 2415 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, 90403. 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) Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Westwood, Venice, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills.
Blake Indurskyis the owner of Bach to Rock Santa Monica. Indursky is a music industry executive and media entertainment attorney who has over 20 years of experience providing innovative and creative business strategies for companies such as Sony, Viacom and MTV. Most recently, he was Chief Business Officer and Executive Vice President of Los Angeles based LiveXLive, a highly successful live music streaming service. He also owns Indursky Ventures, LLC, where he specializes in providing content, media strategies and revenue streams for growing companies in advertising, media, video, music, mobile, web and streaming. “Blake’s vast experience in the music and media industries is a tremendous strength that he brings to Bach to Rock,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. “We look forward to his leadership of this franchise and his dedication to enriching the lives of music students in the Santa Monica area.”
“The Bach to Rock method of music education is unique and compelling. Students learn the music they love and can grow into their aspirations – whether as an instrumentalist, vocalist or band member,” said Indursky. Deciding to open a Bach to Rock school in Santa Monica felt like a natural fit for him. “I want to give back to my community through music and provide something innovative that kids will really enjoy. My career in the music industry has been quite fulfilling. This is my opportunity to pay it forward,” added Indursky.
Bach to Rock Santa Monica offers programs for students of all ages including: individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums and more; early childhood instruction, featuring “Rock City” for preschoolers and “Rock and Roll” for toddlers, and beginning piano “Kids n Keys” for children in grades K-2; and summer camps and
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 email@example.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 comprises fifty-four (54) music schools, forty-three (43) 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.
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Bach to Rock Music School Announces Winners of its Second Annual National Battle of the Bands
Talented Port Kids Rock the 2022 Battle of the Bands at 89 North
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
Penfield NY Battle Winners 2021
MD/VA DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019
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