Franchise News

Mar 01, 2017

Bach to Rock Music School to Open Six New Franchised Schools Across the US

New Schools Coming to Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon and South Carolina in Third Quarter of 2017

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, announced today the signing of franchise development agreements to launch six new schools in the states of Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon and South Carolina in the third quarter of 2017. The innovative music school brand is growing at a brisk pace, having opened nine new schools in 2016 with an additional 19 schools slated to break ground later this year and into 2018.

The new schools will be located in the following cities:

  • Orlando, Florida: Husband and wife team, Jeff and Jessi Marin, are opening the school in their hometown of Orlando in the suburb of Lake Mary, Florida.
  • Atlanta, Georgia: Husband and wife team, Mark and Jennifer Reiser, are opening their school in the suburb of Johns Creek, Georgia.
  • Morristown, New Jersey: Husband and wife team, Marc and Lisa Saltzman, are heading up this school in their hometown of Morristown, New Jersey.
  • Charlotte, North Carolina: Retired business executive Polly Stephenson is starting this new school in the growing city of Charlotte in the suburb of Henderson, North Carolina.
  • Portland, Oregon: Husband and wife team, Matt and Nikki Duffner, are launching the school in their hometown of Portland in the suburb of Camas, Washington.
  • Charleston, South Carolina: Husband and wife team, Brad and Cindy Dunnells, are opening this new location in their new hometown of Charleston in the suburb of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

“Bach to Rock is flourishing. We experienced one of our most positive years in 2016 and the trend continues into 2017,” said President of Bach to Rock, Brian Gross. “We have an excellent group of new franchisees coming on board. They all share an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for music education and a desire to become part of the exciting growth our brand represents,” continued Gross.

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 expanding at a robust pace. The franchise has repeatedly been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and was listed in the Top Ten Trending Categories for 2016. Franchise Times has ranked it as one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands and on its Next 300 Franchise System list.

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 possess 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.

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, Maryland. With its latest opening in Flower Mound, Texas, there are 21 schools located in the states of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas. Nineteen additional schools are scheduled to open in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Follow B2R on Facebook at and on Twitter at For more information, visit or call 1-877-227-8558.