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May 20, 2015

Bach to Rock Signs Six-School Franchise Agreement to Expand Across the Mid-Atlantic

America’s Music School to Bring Quality Music Education to Virginia and North Carolina

<p>Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today it signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with new franchise group, Game 7 Ventures, LLC, to develop six schools in <span class=Virginia and North Carolina. The group is targeting locations in Richmond, Fairfax and Charlottesville, Va., as well as Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. Their first school is planned to open in early 2016.

"We've had tremendous success in Virginia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and California and look forward to continuing our expansion across the Mid-Atlantic, into states such as North Carolina, which Forbes recently ranked as the third best state for businesses," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. "Most of today's children don't remember a time before there were self-made YouTube stars and shows like The Voice, Glee and American Idol. Our franchisees benefit from this music-driven culture and have a huge opportunity to bring quality music education to children in communities across America."

For Chris Wood, Gary Mizhir and Dave Albaugh, the three owners of Game 7 Ventures, LLC, music has been a passion their entire lives. Wood has been a vocalist since an early age and plays piano and viola, and Mizhir has been a drummer since age seven. Albaugh has been a fan of music his entire life and is excited to get more involved by becoming a part of the Bach to Rock family. The three entrepreneurs look forward to bringing great music education programs to the target markets and getting heavily involved in the communities.

"As long-time residents in these areas, we feel like we are well-suited to understand the needs of local families and how music can make a positive impact. We want to make it easier for kids to enjoy getting involved and staying involved in music from an early age, and we believe that Bach to Rock provides a great vehicle and format for doing that," said Gary Mizhir, Bach to Rock franchisee. "We are excited to join the brand and believe the Bach to Rock concept gives kids a positive social setting and the opportunity to learn and develop valuable life skills such as teamwork, accountability and social presence."

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, among other tools. Franchisees also benefit from multiple revenue streams such as individual and group classes, early childhood education programs, 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 markets across the country. Individuals seeking to own and operate a Bach to Rock should posses a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $100,000. While music experience or ability is not necessary, candidates should have a passion for music and be able to build a strong team of committed musicians to ensure the school's success. Franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $370,000 to $522,500, including a $35,000 franchise fee.

Bach to Rock has repeatedly been named to Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 and, in 2014, was named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the third consecutive year by Inc. magazine. Bach to Rock also is ranked as one of Franchise Times' 500 Powerhouse Brands and on its Next 300 Franchise System list. In addition, Washington Family Magazine named Bach to Rock to its "Best for Families" list and readers of Northern Virginia Magazine voted the company as one of the "Best of NoVa." Bach to Rock also was named the number one company to watch by the Washington Business Journal.

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 (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 four franchise-owned schools in Port Washington, N.Y., Wayne, Pa., Folsom, Calif., and Mamaroneck, N.Y. Five franchised schools are in development in Massachusetts, California and Virginia with an additional 30 schools sold nationwide. Follow B2R on Facebook at and on Twitter at For more information, visit or call 1-877- 227-8558.

Media Contact:Rachel TabacnicFish