About Us

Who is BackBeat City - Performing Arts Center

We pride ourselves on our educational approach to music and the performing arts. As a result, we have attracted only the best qualified educators and mentors for our students. Because of our approach, the dynamic here is something truly amazing. We are not simply a music school, but an engaging learning environment challenging our students to build confidence and community, setting us apart from other studios and providing excellent conversation at the dinner table. To us, this is the truest measure of success. We invite you to give the BACKBEAT DIFFERENCE a try.

BackBeat City concept was developed by its founder, Greg Colossale, and has been implemented with outstanding results since 1989. Greg has spent 20 years working on behalf of young people and has raised them up to extraordinary heights. Through the power of music, acting, and conversation, Greg has empowered young people from all walks of life and the globe alike — some from as far west as Chicago to as far east as Siberia. Greg has taught in public schools; performed with other musicians at the top of their game; leads adult choirs; and continues to do so to this day. With more than 5,000 students having been a part of developing this city that is our own, there is definitely a place for all ages, levels, and interests.

We are BackBeat City.

About Greg Colossale

Owner and founder Greg Colossale combines his philosophies and talents as an award winning music educator to create some of the most highly respected performing groups in Connecticut. Join a BackBeat Show Choir to experience the best training from nationally recognized instructors in our fantastic new space located conveniently in Glastonbury off of Interstates 84 and 91.


Need a place to jam? We can help you with that!

BackBeat City is now offering Studio Space to rent by the hour! Whether you need a private studio to practice for your debut solo gig at Carnegie Hall or something a little bigger to hone in on your Rock Band stage presence, we have places to offer you! Please contact us for more information and rates!

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