Franchise News

May 13, 2014

America’s Music School Opens First West Coast Location in California

Bach to Rock Invites Community to Grand Opening Celebration on June 7 in Folsom, Calif.

Bethesda, Md. – (May 12, 2014) – Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, announced today that its newest location will open next month in Folsom, Calif. To celebrate B2R’s arrival on the West Coast, the school will host an open house on Saturday, June 7 from 12-4 p.m. at 82 Clarksville Road, Suite 100. The community is invited to tour the school, learn about individual lessons and group classes, check out the recording studio, meet the teachers, and more.

“We saw a demand in Folsom and across Sacramento County for high-quality music education, especially with the growing number of students affected by budget cuts in the state of California that eliminated many music and arts programs,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. “Studies have shown that learning to play music in a group helps students learn teamwork, develop social skills and build self esteem, among other benefits. Every student should have the opportunity to be exposed to music education, so we are excited to introduce our fun, progressive curriculum to families in Folsom.”

Bach to Rock Folsom will offer a variety of programs for both children and adults, including individual lessons, group classes such as Rock Band, early childhood programs for children as young as six months old, and summer camps. With the addition of B2R Folsom, Bach to Rock will have nine schools open and 17 franchised locations in development across the U.S.

“We’re thrilled to open the first Bach to Rock on the West Coast and introduce our innovative music instruction to the Folsom community,” said Melissa Bartell, Site Director of B2R Folsom. “We think students will love the variety of programs we offer and will enjoy receiving personalized instruction based on their skill level, so we can make learning music fun. We look forward to sharing the gift of music with families for many years to come.”

In 2013, Inc. magazine named Bach to Rock one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the third consecutive year and Franchise Times ranked the company on its Next 300 Franchise Systems list. The Washington Business Journal has also named Bach to Rock the number one company to watch and Washington Family Magazine readers have 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

For more information on B2R Folsom and to register for classes, please call 916-265-2600 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 three franchise-owned schools in Port Washington, N.Y., Wayne, Pa., and Folsom, Calif. Additional franchised schools are slated to open in Long Island, N.Y., West Chester County, N.Y., Denver, Colo., 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.