America’s music school for students of all ages, announced today that its first Florida location is opening in Jacksonville Beach. To celebrate B2R’s grand opening, the school will host an open house on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 2280 3rd St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250. The community is invited 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 into prize drawings and giveaways, check out the recording studio, meet the teachers, and more.
“I am confident that our new Bach to Rock franchisees, Wayne and Sue Chattaway, will make a meaningful local impact with their Jacksonville Beach school,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. “They’ve got it all: enthusiasm, community commitment and a dedication to quality music education.” Gross continued, “Families in Jacksonville Beach will be assured of a fun, progressive music curriculum that has proven to be successful with thousands of students of all ages.”
Husband and wife team Wayne and Sue Chattaway are embarking on their venture as first-time entrepreneurs by tapping into their extensive backgrounds in the software and healthcare industries respectively. They were motivated to get into the music school business by tuning into a need expressed by Wayne’s 11-year-old son, Noah. “Noah loves to play guitar and he became passionate about the notion of attending a cool music school after watching a movie. Investing in a Bach to Rock franchise was a wise business decision and at the same time, we could help Noah and other budding musicians in Jacksonville Beach,” said Wayne Chattaway. “It’s exciting as business owners. We are delivering a unique music education curriculum that is personalized for each student’s distinct interests. It will be a joy to help kindle music inspiration and creativity in kids and adults.” The couple plans to open a second Bach to Rock in Florida in the next year.
Bach to Rock Jacksonville Beach will offer a variety of programs for both students of all ages, including individual lessons, group classes such as Rock Band, early childhood programs for children as young as two years old, summer camps and birthday parties. Studies have shown that learning to play music in a group helps students learn teamwork, develop social skills and build self-esteem, among other benefits. The school will also feature Bach to Rock’s new Touch Screen Tablet Technology, which allows teachers to customize lessons; gives parents the ability to view their children’s progress and homework; and provides administrators with the necessary tools to ensure students are receiving a well-balanced music education.