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CONTACT B2R PORT WASHINGTON, NY

Phone: 516-441-5526
Email: portwashington@bachtorock.com

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1015 Port Washington Blvd
Port Washington, NY 11050

Hours of Operation (Other hrs avail by appt)



Bach to Rock in Port Washington, NY provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in, but not limited to, Port Washington, Manhasset, Great Neck, Roslyn, Glen Cove & the surrounding areas. 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 at venues in & around Port Washington and New York City.

B2R News

B2R News

Rockin' The Big Apple

Rockin' The Big Apple

7/27/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 years ago

In a ferocious competition at the 2017 Bach To Rock Battle of the Bands, 26 bands went head-to-head at The Cutting Room in New York City on June 11.

“The students work very hard to prepare for this huge event and I’m incredibly proud of everyone who participated,” said Bach To Rock Director Elana Hayden. “While this is a competition, the main point is for the kids to have a great experience performing in a top New York City venue and to have fun.”

Seasoned music industry professionals Jamie Betty (Count Basie Orchestras), Bert Elliot (Bernie Williams, Marcus Miller) and Steve Walter (musician and co-owner of The Cutting Room) judged the performances. One hundred and fifteen students performed on a stage that has hosted Lady Gaga, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and Sting, to name a few... read more.

Read on Port Washington News

Guggenheim Students Rock To Success

Guggenheim Students Rock To Success

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

Talented Port Kids Rock The Big Apple

Talented Port Kids Rock The Big Apple

6/5/2016 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 years ago

In a ferocious competition at the Second Annual Bach To Rock (B2R) Battle of the Bands, 25 bands went head to head at The Cutting Room in New York City on Sunday, June 5. Over 400 proud parents, family members and fans came to support and cheer on students from both Bach To Rock Port Washington and Bach To Rock Mamaroneck... read more.

NYC Music Schools Host Battle of the Bands Event at Red Lion Club

NYC Music Schools Host Battle of the Bands Event at Red Lion Club

5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM EDT
5 years ago

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 11:00am-4:00pm

The Red Lion Club

151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

A big stage, bright lights and everything on the line for an eager child to win four hours of studio time to record his/her own music. That is what is up for grab’s on May 31 when students from Bach to Rock, America’s Music School for students of all ages, Mamaroneck and Port Washington locations hit the stage with their band members. Bach to Rock recently hit national news last year when Wayne, Pa. music teacher Matt McAndrew came in second place on NBC’s The Voice.

Family, friends and local New Yorkers will have the chance to catch the showdown in action from 11am - 4pm at the Red Lion Club. The highly anticipated student event will feature 14 bands from elementary, middle and high school divisions competing for the chance to win professional recording studio time with an audio engineer to record their own album.

Read on The Daily Voice.

Bach to Rock Music School Exceeds 100,000 Virtual Lessons Since Pandemic

Bach to Rock Music School Exceeds 100,000 Virtual Lessons Since Pandemic

10/12/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
a week ago

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, announces it has taught over 100,000 virtual music lessons to over 6,500 children across the United States since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced families to stay at home and curtail academic and enrichment activities. To accommodate families, in less than two weeks, Bach to Rock transitioned all of its forty-four music schools from in-person lessons to virtual lessons: first for private music instruction; followed by group instruction; then early education programs; followed by birthday parties and summer camps.

“Now, more than six months since the pandemic started, we are proud we have been able teach over 100,000 lessons virtually,” said President of Bach to Rock, Brian Gross. “The pandemic forced us to rethink how we do business.  Parents were eager for normalcy, fun and camaraderie for their children, and we wanted to support them during the crisis by continuing music lessons,” stated Gross. The same spirit and bonding that comes with Bach to Rock in-person instruction successfully bridged to virtual lessons.   Parent reviews show high ratings for Bach to Rock’s quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic, their professionalism and dedication to keeping students engaged in remote lessons. 

As states have re-opened, Bach to Rock is providing families a hybrid model of education, offering in-person, virtual lessons, or a combination of both. The new Bach to Rock model offers families a variety of options and flexibility. “No matter how we teach, Bach to Rock promises that the old days of dreary and lonely music lessons are gone.  Students learn to play today’s hits and jam with other kids from the start. You’ll see students paired up in groups and teams to help ignite the musical energy,” said Gross.   

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. 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 – A Franchise Opportunity with Industry Stature

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. Additionally, Bach to Rock was ranked #45 in the Top 100 Franchises for 2019 by Franchise Gator. In 2018, Entrepreneur ranked Bach to Rock #31 in the Top 150 Franchises for Veterans. Furthermore, Franchise Times has ranked Bach to Rock as one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands and has also included it on its Next 300 Franchise System list. 

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 franchise@bachtorock.com, or visit www.bachtorockfranchise.com.

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. Bach to Rock also offers MyB2R, an online dashboard which provides the ability to track student advancement, schedule lessons, obtain homework and stream over 300 pre-recorded songs to practice at home.   Bach to Rock is experiencing continuous growth, with forty-five schools open and an additional seven schools in development. Nineteen of those schools are in eight Top Ten markets, ranked by population.  The franchise is trending to become a $25 million brand, teaching over 55,000 children and adults since the company’s inception in 2007.   Follow B2R on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information, visit www.bachtorock.com or call 1-877-227-8558.

Grand Opening: Bach to Rock Music School in McKinney, Texas

Grand Opening: Bach to Rock Music School in McKinney, Texas

10/2/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 weeks ago

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces its newest school, in McKinney, Texas, opens on October 24, 2020.  Families are invited to learn about Bach to Rock at the school’s grand opening on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 3041 S. Custer Road, #200, McKinney, Texas, 75070. 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 be practicing and enforcing state and county mandated COVID-19 public health safety and social distancing guidelines. As such, masks are required for all attendees at the school. The school will serve students from (but not limited to) McKinney, Fairview, Frisco, Allen, Plano and Prosper.

“Bach to Rock is supporting our families with as much flexibility as possible during these challenging times.  Since many people are working and attending school from home, our model offers a variety of options, whether virtual classes, in-person, or a mix of virtual and in-person to complement family schedules,” said President of Bach to Rock, Brian Gross. “No matter how we teach, Bach to Rock promises that the old days of boring and solitary music lessons are gone.  Students learn to play todays hits and jam with other kids from the start. You’ll see students paired up in groups and teams to help ignite the musical energy,” said Gross.

Bach to Rock McKinney offers a variety of programs for students of all ages including: individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums and more; Rock City” for preschoolers and Rock n Roll” for toddlers; beginning piano Kids n Keys” for children in grades K-2; and summer camps and birthday parties.  The school also features the

Beat Refinery DJ School which offers Mixing, Scratching and Music Production classes. Plus, students can get involved  in a Glee Club or Rock Band.

Meet New Bach to Rock Franchisee Murali Marathi

New Bach to Rock franchisee Murali Marathi is pleased to be opening the second Bach to Rock school in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.   He has a background in the health care industry, specializing in technology systems.  “I am so proud to be opening our Bach to Rock school, especially during these unprecedented times,” said Marathi.  Bach to Rock is accommodating families with maximum flexibility in scheduling lessons.  Students can learn remotely, in school or in a hybrid format, in which they can take lessons in schools and online.   “This is an opportunity to help children of all ages learn a new instrument, explore voice lessons, join a band and just have fun connecting with other kids – and that’s particularly important these days,” he continued.

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. 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 – A Franchise Opportunity with Industry Stature

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. Additionally, Bach to Rock was ranked #45 in the Top 100 Franchises for 2019 by Franchise Gator. In 2018, Entrepreneur ranked Bach to Rock #31 in the Top 150 Franchises for Veterans. Furthermore, Franchise Times has ranked Bach to Rock as one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands and has also included it on its Next 300 Franchise System list. 

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 franchise@bachtorock.com, or visit www.bachtorockfranchise.com.

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. Bach to Rock is experiencing continuous growth, with 45 schools open and an additional seven schools in development. Nineteen of those schools are in eight Top Ten markets, ranked by population.  The franchise is trending to become a $25 million brand, teaching over 55,000 children and adults since the company’s inception in 2007.   Follow B2R on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information, visit www.bachtorock.com or call 1-877-227-8558.

For More Details on Our October 24, 2020 Grand Opening:

Visit: 3041 S. Custer Road, #200, McKinney, Texas, 75070

Call: 214-396-8273

Email: mckinney@bachtorock.com

Web: https://mckinney.bachtorock.com/

Facebook/more event details: https://www.facebook.com/B2RMcKinneyTX

Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame

MD/VA DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

MD/VA DJ Battle Winners Fall 2019

12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
10 months 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
1 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
1 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
1 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
1 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
1 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!

Featured Student - Erik S

Featured Student - Erik S

5/21/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago

Age: 12

Erik is a level 2 DJ student who began his journey at Bach to Rock through our DJ and Recording Arts summer camps.

Erik has the longest drive of any of our students commuting all the way from Buffalo. He’s a natural at mixing, mashing and getting the crowd dancing. His instructor, DJ Don (Jack), says “Erik always comes to lessons with tons of enthusiasm ready to learn. You can tell he is very dedicated and works on his DJing at home. He is inspired by the artist Marshmello."

Georgia Battle 2019 Winners

Georgia Battle 2019 Winners

5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago