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Oct 10, 2022

Bach to Rock Music School Recognized as a Top Franchise for Veterans in the October/November 2022 Issue of Entrepreneur Magazine

Rick Wilson, owner of Bach to Rock Virginia Beach. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who opened the music school in 2018 with assistance from the Bach to Rock veterans incentive program.
Rick Wilson, owner of Bach to Rock Virginia Beach. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who opened the music school in 2018 with assistance from the Bach to Rock veterans incentive program.

Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces it is recognized in the October/November 2022 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine on its prestigious list of the Top 150 Franchises for Veterans, attaining a ranking of number 33. The Top 150 Franchises for Veterans ranking considers each company’s veteran incentive, how veteran franchisees are attracted to and supported by the company, and how each company scored in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500® ranking. Bach to Rock has been named to the Franchise 500® ranking consecutively since 2017. View Bach to Rock’s ranking on the Top 150 Franchises for Veterans list here.   

“We take great pride in assisting veterans through our incentive program and we are honored by the distinction from Entrepreneur Magazine.  Our veteran owners deserve credit for their commitment to success, loyalty and pursuit of entrepreneurship,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. Bach to Rock waives 50% of the initial franchise fee and 100% percent of the royalty fee for the first six months of operation for all qualifying veterans honorably discharged on or after the year 2000. “I hope more veterans take advantage of our program as a way to become business owners and part of the Bach to Rock family.”

Rick Wilson, owner of Bach to Rock Virginia Beach, participated in the veteran’s incentive program. He served four active years in the United States Navy as an operations specialist and an additional two years in reserve. “The veteran’s program was awesome.  Very informative and helpful. The Bach to Rock corporate team was outstanding and continues to provide any assistance I need,” said Wilson. “My goal was to open a music franchise. I was approached by many music-oriented franchise systems. I chose Bach to Rock because of the curriculum and method, and because Bach to Rock helps students form bands and encourages students to go further in their musical journey.  I felt the commitment to student success was far beyond that of any other franchise system.”

Bach to Rock Virginia Beach opened in 2018, is one of Bach to Rock’s most successful franchises and has seen steady growth year over year. Wilson added, “There isn’t anything that compares to Bach to Rock – we deliver the music foundation parents want for their kids, and we provide the joy and energy the kids want.” Wilson feels that owning a Bach to Rock school has made an enduring impact in the community. “We have created many outstanding musicians and made many friends and long-lasting relationships over the years with our families.”

Bach to Rock – A Franchise Opportunity with Industry Stature

Bach to Rock has earned numerous accolades including being named: a Top 500 Franchise for 2022 and 2021 by Entrepreneur Magazine; a Top 150 Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2022 and 2021; a top 100 Franchise for 2021 by Franchise Gator; a number one franchise for Children’s Enrichment Programs and;and one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands by Franchise Times. To learn more about franchise ownership opportunities and 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: Changing the Way Students Learn Music 

Bach to Rock is a music education school for students of all ages, from early childhood through high school and beyond. Bach to Rock knows learning music should be fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy. Bach to Rock is the music school kids would have designed for themselves, with weekly ensemble instruction and band formations leading to public concerts, Battle of the Bands and recording sessions in Bach to Rock’s professional recording studios. Bach to Rock builds technique, fosters teamwork, and enhances self-esteem through private lessons, band instruction, and public performances. Bach to Rock’s Beat Refinery DJ school is Serato certified, making it one of only a handful of schools in the United States and worldwide to offer the elite training developed by Serato. Serato, founded in 1999, is the premier provider of audio software to the DJ industry.  The Serato certification ensures that select Bach to Rock DJ instructors have been trained and authorized to teach using Serato software and equipment.  Bach to Rock has instructed over 170,000 aspiring musicians since launching in 2007 and is on track to become a $25 million brand. The brand comprises 54 music schools, 43 of which are franchisee-owned.  Twenty-six of those schools are in Top Ten markets, ranked by population. Follow B2R on Facebook and on Instagram. For more information, visit or call 1-877-227-8558.