Bach to Rock Music School to hold grand opening June 4

Jacksonville Beach couple opens first location in Florida


Bach to Rock – a music school for students of all ages – will hold its grand opening Saturday June 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Jacksonville Beach.

Located at 2280 Third St. South, Bach to Rock ( will offer both individual music lessons as well as group classes where students can jam with other musicians. The school will also offer summer camps, birthday parties and early childhood programs for children as young as 2 years old.

At the grand opening, visitors will have an opportunity to tour the school, view the recording studio and enjoy a free music lesson. Attendees will also have a chance to try out free toddler “Mommy and Me” classes, enter prize drawings, meet the teachers and learn about both individual and group lessons.

Jacksonville Beach couple Wayne and Sue Chattaway said they were inspired to open the music school 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,” Wayne Chattaway said. “We are delivering a unique music education curriculum that is personalized for each student’s distinct interests."

The school will feature Bach to Rock’s new touch screen tablet technology, which allows teachers to customize lessons and gives parents the ability to view their children’s progress and homework.

“It will be a joy to help kindle music inspiration and creativity in kids and adults,” Chattaway said.

A national franchise, Bach to Rock currently has 14 schools in eight states, with an additional 38 schools in various stages of development across the country.

The Jacksonville Beach location will be the first Bach to Rock location in Florida.

“It’s exciting as business owners,” said Chattaway, noting that he and his wife enjoyed careers in the software and health care industries, respectively, before launching Bach to Rock. “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.”