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.
Presenting the internationally renowned, research-based music and movement program Music Together, Over the Moon invites parents and infant-to-kindergarten-aged children to sing, dance, listen, and explore musical instruments in a variety of fun-filled classes. During weekly 45-minute Music Together sessions, adult caregivers accompany budding music muses, delving into the power of music and creativity through a variety of experiential, non-performance-based exercises. The mixed-age classes focus on natural family-filled learning as younger children watch and imitate older kids and learn a 25-song course catalog. Pint-sized sound-seekers sing, practice rhythmic rhymes, and play instruments free from classroom formalities and engage in family-building creativity.
Bach to Rock's teaching philosophy adheres to one simple belief: learning to play music should be fun. To that end, the instructors teach students to play the music they want to play, from classical solos to rock 'n' roll riffs. Individual classes cover drums, piano, voice, guitar, and bass, as well as string, brass, and woodwind instruments. Then there's the group classes and music camps, in which kids can join a rock band, become part of a glee club, or learn the fundamentals of piano, guitar, or drums in a social setting. More advanced classes cover music production and ProTools technology. The expert teachers can also help pupils prepare for the NYSSMA (a NY-state music test), or help students with special needs improve communication, social, and cognitive skills during adaptive music lessons.
Aside from classes, Bach to Rock offers music-centric birthday parties in which kids can explore how rock music is made, sing karaoke, or complete their long-awaited rock opera during a two-hour jam and recording session. Adults aren't left out, either?corporate parties help build teamwork skills by having participants form bands and perform classic songs from the likes of Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I offer a service in coming to your own home. For parents in today's fast-paced world having lessons at your home is a useful timesaver. And you'll also have the peace of mind of being right there while your child is learning.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
I teach guitar students in 2 ways. They'll learn the skill of traditional note reading and basic music theory from the popular Dick Bennett and Mel Bay Methods. Then I introduce them to guitar tablature in preparation for songwriting, performing, soloing, improvisation and a possible lifetime of enjoyment.I teach vocal students the basics of the guitar and how to use it with their voice exercises. Once they have the basic technique down I?ll teach them how to sing the songs that will help them achieve their goals. All they?ll need is a guitar..
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The inspiration for starting my business came from a love of playing the guitar and a desire to have a career in music.
What do you love most about your job?
It's unbelievably rewarding being able to teach someone a skill that?s not easily mastered. And I get so much enjoyment from seeing the finished result..
In 1998, School of Rock's first location was built in Philadelphia to strengthen students' self-confidence, develop their musicianship, and most importantly, spark an insatiable enthusiasm to learn. Today, the School of Rock franchise has branched out to more than 65 locations throughout the United States and Mexico. During the school's music lessons, encouraging instructors well versed in methods of rocking and rolling—such as strumming guitars, tickling keyboards, and causing avalanches with yodels—demystify music theory for mini Mick Jaggers of all skill levels.
Established on July 13, 2013, the Orangeburg location boasts two rehearsal rooms, two drum rooms, and four lesson rooms. Between classes, students gather in the lounge to collaborate, jam, and create. During their tenure, students not only learn music but also learn how to promote and perform their sounds by the end of each course. The facility's 1 teacher to 5 student ratio ensures that students get plenty of individual attention to elevate their budding craft to the next level.
A well-known deli in Westwood, Westwood Music Studios is the ideal location for terrific seafood. It's a popular restaurant for guests seeking outstanding food.
In addition to its convenient take-out offerings, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town.
A staple in the community for nearly 30 years, Westwood Music Studios definitely stands out from the rest. Visitors to the restaurant have the ability to park nearby on the street.