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Jan 24, 2019

Bach to Rock Named #1 Franchise for Children’s Enrichment by Entrepreneur Magazine

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Music School also Scores #128 Overall in the Magazine’s Franchise 500 Ranking

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces that it has been named the number one franchise for Children’s Enrichment Programs by Entrepreneur Magazine in its January/February 2019 issue as part of the prestigious Franchise 500 Ranking.  The Franchise 500 Ranking is conducted annually and is recognized as the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, with 2019 being its 40th year.  Bach to Rock also earned the overall franchise ranking of number 128. The Franchise 500 ranking is based on data provided by franchisors in five key indicators: cost and fees; size and growth; support; brand strength and financial strength and stability. Bach to Rock is trending to become a $15 million brand, teaching over 10,000 children and adults in 2018 alone and over 45,000 since the company’s inception in 2007.   Presently, there are 38 schools operating.

“We are honored to have achieved the number one ranking for Children’s Enrichment Programs in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and our overall ranking of number 128 is a huge accomplishment as well,” said Brian Gross, President of Bach to Rock.  “These accolades are very meaningful. Potential franchisees can look to Bach to Rock with even more confidence. The rankings provide further assurances that a Bach to Rock franchise is a solid investment opportunity and that families truly value our music enrichment program,” Gross said.   Additionally, Bach to Rock prides itself on providing franchisees hands-on education and support from the moment they sign on, including pre-opening support, marketing initiatives, tech support, teacher training and on-site guidance.

“Today’s parents are seeking to provide extracurricular activities that enrich their children and give them an advantage in life. Bach to Rock’s innovative music education program delivers on that. We are a substantial and rewarding after-school activity, that both parents and children value. Future franchisees should strongly consider Bach to Rock. We are sustainable, in demand and show the ability to ramp up quickly,” said Ralph Rillon, vice president of Bach to Rock franchise development.

Bach to Rock schools offer a variety of music programs for students of all ages including: individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drum and more; music programs for preschoolers and toddlers; beginning piano for children in grades K-2; along with summer camps and birthday parties. Bach to Rock also offers MyB2R, an online dashboard offering customers real-time access to student progress and more. MyB2R is the only digital service of its kind in the music school industry, and provides the ability to track student advancement, schedule lessons, obtain homework and stream over 300 pre-recorded songs to practice at home.

Changing the Way Students Learn Music 

Bach to Rock is reshaping music education on a national scale by turning solitary, boring music lessons into a group activity that is more like a team sport.  B2R focuses on providing a well-balanced music education because, ultimately, that is what parents are looking for. Unlike other music school franchises, Bach to Rock has an extensive curriculum. Students learn the intricacies of music — from theory to how to read music. Bach to Rock is the music school kids would have designed for themselves.  They get to jam with other kids right away and play current hits. The learning is the same, but the enjoyment factor is much higher.


Bach to Rock Franchise Opportunities

Bach to Rock has repeatedly been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and in 2018 was ranked #31 in the Top 150 Franchises for Veterans. Franchise Times has ranked it as one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands and on its Next 300 Franchise System list.

Bach to Rock franchisees are provided with an array of tools to position them for success, including extensive hands-on training, marketing and public relations support and a proprietary web-based management system, along with demonstrated techniques for business growth.  Franchisees also benefit from multiple revenue streams such as individual and group classes, early childhood education programs, a DJ school, state-of-the-art recording studios, summer and winter camps, birthday parties and more.

Bach to Rock is currently seeking qualified candidates to open franchise locations in major metropolitan markets throughout the country. Bach to Rock is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to build a business that is dedicated to helping children and adults learn to play the music they love. To learn more about music school franchise ownership opportunities with Bach to Rock, as well as its 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

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. Weekly ensemble instruction and band formations lead 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.

Nationally, Bach to Rock is experiencing a robust and steady growth, with 38 schools presently operating and an additional 12 schools opening by the first quarter of 2019. Nineteen of those schools are in eight Top Ten markets, ranked by population.  The franchise is trending to become a $15 million brand, teaching over 10,000 children and adults in 2018 alone and over 45,000 since the company’s inception in 2007.

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Angela Sakell