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Jul 25, 2022

Bach to Rock Music School Presents the Final Segment of its Franchisee Spotlight Series, Introducing Mengjia Chen, Owner of B2R San Diego

Franchisee Spotlight

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, today announces the launch of the final profile in its franchisee spotlight campaign, which features top Bach to Rock music school owners sharing their tips for success in starting, owning and operating a Bach to Rock franchise.  The spotlight campaign provides essential information for others considering a livelihood as a Bach to Rock music school owner. Click here to review the complete series. The owner of Bach to Rock San Diego, Mengjia Chen, is featured in the last segment. She and her husband Lee opened the school in February 2020, one month before the pandemic lockdowns. Balancing the demands of being a working mom of three young children and managing a new business amidst the pandemic presented unique challenges for the franchisee.  Armed with her Master of Accounting degree and a passion for music education, Chen helped the school thrive by using her time efficiently, remaining steadfast and committed through the worst of the pandemic, and working closely with her colleagues every day.

Mengjia Chen

“Our final profile features Mengjia Chen of our San Diego school. The pandemic disrupted all the plans for the school, since it had been open just one month before lockdowns,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. “Mengjia quickly pivoted to virtual lessons and was able to jumpstart the school within a few months. Her determination and dedication to getting the school off the ground were inspirational,” added Gross.

As a busy mom to a six-year-old, four-year-old and eight-month-old, Chen has many demands on her time. The school is practically a second home to her kids, with her six-year-old already taking drum lessons and about to join a band. “Prior to the birth of my eight-month-old, I worked in the school every day. I’d bring my two oldest boys to the school with me in the afternoons. Since then, I’ve transitioned to remote oversight and regular communication with my director,”  said Chen. She has found that working efficiently, in small chunks of time over the phone and online, has been essential. “I don’t wait to act – if we talk about doing something, I initiate it right away,” added Chen. Click here to read more of Mengjia Chen’s story.

Bach to Rock – A Franchise Opportunity with Industry Stature

Bach to Rock has earned numerous accolades including being named: a Top 500 Franchise for 2022 and 2021 by Entrepreneur Magazine; a top 100 Franchise for 2021 by Franchise Gator; a number one franchise for Children’s Enrichment Programs and a Top 150 Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine; and one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands by Franchise Times. To learn more about franchise ownership opportunities and veteran and franchise referral programs, contact Ralph Rillon, vice president of franchise development, at 1-855-227-7570 or, or visit

About Bach to Rock: Changing the Way Students Learn Music

Bach to Rock is a music education school for students of all ages, from early childhood through high school and beyond. B2R knows learning music should be fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy. B2R is the music school kids would have designed for themselves, with weekly ensemble instruction and band formations leading to public concerts, Battle of the Bands and recording sessions in B2R’s professional recording studios. B2R builds technique, fosters teamwork, and enhances self-esteem through private lessons, band instruction, and public performances. Bach to Rock’s Beat Refinery DJ school is Serato certified, making it one of only a handful of schools in the United States and worldwide to offer the elite training developed by Serato. Serato, founded in 1999, is the premier provider of audio software to the DJ industry.  The Serato certification ensures that select Bach to Rock DJ instructors have been trained and authorized to teach using Serato software and equipment.

Bach to Rock has instructed over 170,000 aspiring musicians since launching in 2007 and is on track to become a $25 million brand. The brand comprises 54 music schools, 43 of which are franchisee-owned.  Twenty-six (26) of those schools are in Top Ten markets, ranked by population. Follow B2R on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information, visit or call 1-877-227-8558.