Studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, playing with the Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company, and recording with Rufus Wainwright are only a few accolades on the resumes of the instructors at Bach To Rock. In their musical studio, they lead private and group lessons for students of all abilities in instruments such as the guitar, bass, voice, drums, piano, and keyboard. Their professional recording studios are open to artists who want to lay down tracks for an album or fine-tune singles, and they also offer camps for all seasons, during which student gain real instrument-playing experience.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Amanda is a conservatory trained pianist, vocalist and music educator. Her youthful enthusiasm and innovation encourages her students to learn while having fun!
Amanda provides in-home lessons - ideal for busy parents and kids! Enjoy learning music in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Students must have a piano or keyboard for practicing and learning at home. Please bring any music books you own or songs you know how to play to the first lesson. Amanda will provide all other materials.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Everyone has had one teacher that inspired them and made a difference in their lives. One music teacher showed me the beauty of music and changed the course of my life. Now it is my mission to pay it forward and inspire students to embrace music.
What do you love most about your job?
I love showing my students and their families the healing powers of music. Music provides people with a way of expressing themselves, and can spread joy to so many people. I love showing students that with hard work and determination they can create something beautiful and unique!
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