North County children can now take steps to become the next rock star or classical composer at Bach to Rock in Encinitas.
Children can learn how to play a variety of instruments in nine artist-themed learning rooms — like Beethoven, Nirvana, The Beatles and Katy Perry — at the franchise's 23rd location and first in Southern California, which opened June 6.
After each level, students also have the opportunity to record songs they learned and perform in a space with other children.
Director and owner Rick Walker, a musician from Carlsbad, wanted to bring Bach to Rock to Encinitas to be around music.
"I found this great franchise and it seemed like a way to...