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Sep 23, 2013

Bach to Rock Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Third Consecutive Year

America’s Music School Ranked No. 4195 on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000


Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, announced today it has been named, for the third consecutive time, to Inc. magazine’s seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs.

“Over the past three years, Bach to Rock has experienced incredible growth. The brand has grown from six corporate schools in the Washington, D.C., area to eight schools, including two franchised-owned locations in the New York City and Philadelphia markets. Additionally, we have four franchise locations in Sacramento, Calif., Long Island, N.Y., and Northern Virginia targeted to open in early 2014,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. “With music and arts programs continuing to be cut due to diminishing school budgets, Bach to Rock helps meet the increased need for high-quality music education. There is high demand for what Bach to Rock offers.”

The Bethesda, Md.-based company reported a three-year revenue growth of 61 percent from 2009-2012 and added 41 new jobs. Bach to Rock was also ranked No. 66 of the Top 100 Education Companies listed on the 2013 Inc. 5000. For more information about Bach to Rock’s ranking, visit

Bach to Rock has previously been named the number one company to watch in 2012 by the Washington Business Journal and Washington Family Magazine readers also voted it Best Music Instruction winner.

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. While music experience or ability is not necessary, candidates should bring strong business acumen and the ability to build teams to ensure the school’s success.

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, toll-free at 855-B2R-7570 (1-855-227-7570) and, or visit

About Bach to Rock Bach to Rock (B2R) 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. Bach to Rock opened its first corporate-owned location in 2007 in Bethesda, Md., and has since grown to six corporate schools — two in Maryland and four in Virginia. There are two franchise-owned schools in Port Washington, N.Y., and Wayne, Pa. Additional franchised schools are slated to open in Sacramento, Calif., Long Island, N.Y., Bristow, Va., and Fredericksburg, Va., in 2014. Follow B2R on Facebook at and on Twitter at For more information, visit or call 1-877-B2R-8558.

About Inc. Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Ashley Rodriguez Fish Consulting 571-312-6174

Read the article on The Sacramento Bee.