Aric is the founder of the Kindie Rock band “The Royal Order of Chords and Keys.” R.O.C.K. has performed at the Kindiefest Family Music Conference in 2010 (Brooklyn, NY) and at Ann Arbor Summer Fest in 2012. In 2011, Aric received the New England Public Radio WFCR Arts and Humanities Award for Emerging Talent for his commitment to the community as a performer and educator.
Originally from St. Cloud, MN, Aric studied Songwriting at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He built a career as an early childhood music educator in New York City, Western Massachusetts and the Twin Cities. Currently, Aric teaches his original brand of Family Rock and Future Maestros classes at Sarah Jane's Music School in Northeast Minneapolis.
"The Jack Black of kids' music" - Daily Hampshire Gazette, 2008
Valley Advocate article: "Recess Rock"
"It’s not just kids who are into R.O.C.K.’s kindie stylings. Rocker parents—weaned on bands like the Pixies and Nirvana—truly appreciate what the trio has cooking." - Valley Advocate, 2010
New England Public Radio 2011 WFCR Arts and Humanities Award - Emerging Talent
"Aric Bieganek is truly a rising-star in the early childhood music education field." - New England Public Radio, 2011
Valley Advocate Arts in Paradise: And the Award Goes to
"It was a matter of only a minute or so before he had the kids rapt... It’s no small feat to take a room full of toddlers and turn them to a near-unified, if pint-sized, mosh pit." - Valley Advocate, 2011
St. Louis Park Friend of the Arts: Aric Bieganek, singer, songwriter, educator
"Aric Bieganek is literally a rockstar. He is the founder and front-man of a band called ROCK, which stands for the Royal Order of Chords and Keys. But, their audience isn't necessarily who you'd expect. Aric and his bandmates play what's known as Kindie Rock music. That's a combination of "kid" and "indie," and the band is wildly successful with kids and adults alike." - SLPFOTA, 2017