What are My Startup Costs?

Your initial investment includes things like your schools build out and furnishings, a startup package of music equipment, and your grand opening marketing.

Typical Investment

The typical investment for a Bach to Rock franchise is $255,500 to $549,500. That includes the brick-and-mortar school, marketing for your grand opening and a startup package of musical instruments, as well as everything else you need to furnish your music school.

Our franchise schools tend to start out with one full-time music director, a full-time assistant director and probably four to six part-time music teachers, with the aim of serving an initial enrollment of 250. As enrollment grows, you’ll add more full-time and hourly staff accordingly. With limited full-time staff and a part-time teaching staff added as needed, our franchisees can scale their business at a comfortable pace without overextending themselves financially.

We have already invested a lot of money into our unique curriculum and an ever-expanding library of songs from every genre of music. Our teaching method is like no other in the music education space today, fostering teamwork and enhancing self-esteem and, more importantly, bringing joy to a lot of kids who want to find their own inner stars. We help with marketing and offer support and training to our franchisees for special events such as grand openings. Our staff is always available to coach you on how to effectively market your Bach to Rock school.

Here’s a look at the typical startup costs as outlined in Item 7 of our Franchise Disclosure Document:

Your Estimated Initial Investment

Type of Expenditure*Estimated Amount/ (Low- High Range)Method Of PaymentWhen DueTo Whom Payments are to be Made
Initial Franchise Fee$45,000Lump sumUpon signing Franchise AgreementUs
Harmony Gateway License Fee$5,000Lump sumUpon signing Franchise AgreementUs
Real Estate; Prepaid Rent and Security Deposit$3,000-$15,000Lump sumUpon signing lease and as incurredLandlord
Leasehold improvements$105,000-$275,000As incurredAs incurredContractors
Signage$4,000-$15,000As incurredAs incurredSuppliers
Furniture and Fixtures$2,000-$14,000As incurredAs incurredSuppliers
Architectural Plans and Design$6,000-$13,000As incurredAs incurredSuppliers, Us
Lease Review Fee$0-$2,500As incurredAs incurredUs
Computer System$7,000-$12,000As incurredAs incurredComputer suppliers
Equipment$20,000-$35,000As incurredAs incurredEquipment suppliers
Insurance Deposits and Premiums$2,000-$5,000As incurredAs incurredInsurance carrier(s)
Travel and living expenses during training$500-$5,000As incurredDuring trainingThird parties
Grand Opening Advertising$25,000As incurredWithin the 60 days before and up to 90 days after opening of the SchoolAdvertising suppliers
Licenses and permits$2,000-$8,000As incurredAs incurredVarious municipal agencies
Professional Fees$3,000-$15,000As incurredAs incurredAttorneys, accountants and other professionals
Inventory, Curriculum and Course Materials$2,000-$4,000As incurredAs incurredSuppliers, Us
Pre-Opening Costs$4,000-$16,000As incurredAs incurredSuppliers, employees
Additional Funds (3 Months)$20,000-$40,000As incurredAs incurredSuppliers, employees and other creditors
Total Estimated Initial Investment - $255,500-$549,500

* Additional details on these figures are included in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. An offer is made only by Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states or a country whose laws regulate the offer and sale of franchises, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.


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Why Choose Us

The Bach to Rock Method

At Bach to Rock, we know that students learn music more quickly when they’re having fun! Our step-by-step curriculum keeps students engaged and rewards achievement at each level. Students get to choose which songs they play, learn from music pros, and perform with peers at live events!

Music Made Fun!

At Bach to Rock, students choose which songs and genres they want to play, making lessons more fun!

Band & Glee Programs

Through our Band and Glee Club programs, students get to play music with peers, a key skill for growing musicians!

Live Performances

Bach to Rock gives students the chance to perform live at local music venues, helping students build confidence on stage!

One-on-One Lessons

In private music lessons, our students learn one-on-one from some of the most talented music educators in the area.

Early Childhood Classes

Music is valuable for early childhood development! We offer programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary students.

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