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Featured Students

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Tommy R

Featured Student - Tommy R

1/14/2020

Age: 14

Tommy, is a level 2 drum student and the drummer for the newly formed B2R band, Atomic. Atomic recently had their first performance at Battle of the Bands II and the judges/crowd were blown away!

Tommy’s instructor, Dan, adds, “Tommy is an extremely dedicated and focused student who is committed to mastering the finest points of ...

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Sam R

Featured Student - Sam R

12/30/2019

Age: 12

Sam began his B2R journey in August 2018 taking guitar lessons. In April 2019, the band, B2R5, was formed with Sam being one of the rockin’ guitarists. He is now a level 2 guitar and band student!

His instructor, Jory, adds, “Sam has an incredibly positive attitude and is a joy to teach. He practices consistently, always eager ...

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Rita R

Featured Student - Rita R

12/9/2019

Rita began her B2R piano journey with us in the Spring of 2018. She just recently had an outstanding piano performance on the stage at Harris Hill and graduated to piano level 2!

Rita’s private piano instructor, Jory, adds “I have seen so much progress within Rita’s piano-playing over the past few months. Her confidence as a musician ...

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Jack S

Featured Student - Jack S

11/26/2019

Age: 10

Jack began his B2R journey in June of 2018 taking cello lessons. Soon after he decided to switch to bass guitar lessons and has been rockin’ for over a year now with his B2R band, Saffire Rock-its!

Jack’s private lesson instructor, Stan, mentions, “Jack has been very motivated since joining his B2R band and has shown great ...

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Abby B

Featured Student - Abby B

11/15/2019

Age: 9

Abby began her B2R journey last summer by joining our Rock Band Camps. She sat on the drum set and knew she was destined to be a drummer! Since then, Abby has had her birthday party here, taken drum, guitar and trumpet lessons and is now the drummer for the B2R band, 'Just Trouble'.

Her instructor, Jory, adds ...

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Max N

Featured Student - Max N

11/1/2019

Age: 7

Max takes drum lessons with B2R and is the drummer of B2R’s youngest band, Lightning Hawks. Max had his first performance at the Battle of the Bands in September and we are so proud of him for overcoming his nerves and doing a spectacular job on stage!

His band coach, Mike, adds, “Max is a pivotal member ...

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Elijah S

Featured Student - Elijah S

10/15/2019

Age: 12

Elijah plays electric guitar and bass guitar and is the bassist for the B2R band, Yes? No!.  He began lessons as an electric guitar student last summer, and just recently added bass guitar to his music education.

Elijah’s private lesson and band instructor, Jory, adds, “Elijah is very adaptive to all of the new material I give ...

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Jillian P

Featured Student - Jillian P

9/24/2019

Age: 10

Jillian takes vocal lessons with B2R and is the lead singer of the newly formed band, B2R5. In just two performances, many of our students and parents commented on her outstanding voice and stage presence.

Her band coach, Jory, adds “Jillian is a pleasure to work with in band. She has a great personality and brings a very ...

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Grayson P

Featured Student - Grayson P

9/16/2019

Age: 7

Grayson has been taking keys and piano lessons with Bach to Rock Penfield for almost 2 years! He is a founding member of one of our newest bands, The Lightning Hawks.

The Lightning Hawks had their debut performance at our first Battle of the Bands at BayTowne Plaza. At the last minute while on stage, with no rehearsal ...

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Ava M

Featured Student - Ava M

8/21/2019

Age: 12

Ava is a level 2 drum student and also the lead drummer of the B2R band, B.E.A.T.S. Ava began her journey at B2R by joining one of our Rock Band Summer Camps in 2018. She started by playing the clarinet and quickly fell in love with the drums.

Her instructor, Jory, adds, “Ava has ...

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Elijah C

Featured Student - Elijah C

7/30/2019

Age: 15

Elijah aka DJ Dark Core, is a level 3 DJ Mixing student. He has performed at a wide variety of events in the community and has attended many of our DJ camps this summer to further his skills!

His instructor Jack adds, “Elijah loves EDM music, with his favorite artists being Marshmello and Hardwell. He enjoys the shock ...

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Seth N

Featured Student - Seth N

7/3/2019

Age: 8

Seth is a level 2 guitar player who has been taking lessons with B2R since March 2018! He is also one of the lead guitarist in the B2R band, Rock Raptors.

His instructor, Doug, adds, “Seth loves a challenge and is always eager to learn new skills when he comes to lessons each week. Joining the Rock Raptors ...

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Bennett L

Featured Student - Bennett L

6/18/2019

Age: 11

Bennett is a level 2 saxophone student who was one of our very first B2R students in January 2018. He is also the saxophone player in the B2R band, B.E.A.T.S. He has performed solo, with his band and most recently, with the B2R choir at the Rochester Red Wings Game.

Bennett’s instructor, Mike ...

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Chris T

Featured Student - Chris T

6/5/2019

Age: 16

Chris has been taking drum lessons with Bach to Rock for about a year now! His B2R journey began last summer by attending our Rock Band and DJ Camps. Since taking lessons, he has performed at numerous B2R events in the community.

His instructor, Jory, adds, “Chris has such a positive attitude when he walks in the door ...

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Erik S

Featured Student - Erik S

5/21/2019

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 ...

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Tyler L

Featured Student - Tyler L

5/7/2019

Age: 11

Tyler began his musical journey at B2R from joining our summer Rock Band and DJ music camps. Band camp sparked his interest in music and he began taking weekly guitar lessons. He is now one of the lead guitarist’s in the B2R rock band, The B.E.A.T.S.

Tyler has performed at Rochester Museum & Science ...

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Giada N

Featured Student - Giada N

4/23/2019

Age: 10

Giada is a level 2 flute student. She recently just completed her first performance at Rochester Museum & Science Center and we are so proud of the amazing job she did!

Her instructor, Amanda adds, “Giada is very ambitious with her goals and always comes to lessons ready to learn. She is inspired by the music in the Harry ...

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Jack G

Featured Student - Jack G

4/1/2019

Jack G.

12 year old, Jack, is a music production student who has been taking lessons with B2R for about a year. Jack works primarily with the software Fruity Loops (FL) Studio and is inspired by hip-hop artists such as Travis Scott and Kanye West. His instructor, Paul, adds “Jack really enjoys music production and spends a lot of time ...

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Natalie I

Featured Student - Natalie I

3/19/2019

Age: 14

Natalie, is a level 2 DJ Mixing student who has been DJing at B2R for about 8 months. She has performed at a wide variety of events in the community  from school dances to large events at Frontier Field. Natalie’s instructor Jack adds, “Natalie is a great listener and always ready to learn new things. She is ...

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Mickey F

Featured Student - Mickey F

3/4/2019

Age: 14

Mickey, is a level 2 bass guitar student and also the bassist for the B2R rock band, The Radiators. Mickey loves progressive rock and exploring challenging repertoire.

His instructor Dan adds, “Mickey is a very curious musician and committed to discovering the finer details in his favorite music. He is always exploring theoretical concepts that college level musicians ...

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