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Aug 27, 2018

Progressive New Music School is Ready to Rock Redmond, WA

Bach to Rock Redmond

Bach to Rock Opens with Community Party on September 15, 2018

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces the opening of a new school in Redmond, Washington.  The community is invited to the free grand opening festivities on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 8451 164th Ave NE, #120, Redmond, Washington, 98052. Attendees are welcome to tour the school, enjoy a free music lesson, learn about individual lessons and group classes, try out free preschooler classes, enter prize drawings and giveaways, check out the recording studio, and enjoy performances by instructors.  This location marks Bach to Rock’s first school in Washington and its 35th in the country. 

“Redmond is a thriving city that places a high value on music education.  Our music enrichment program will perfectly align with the spirit of this community.  We are excited to introduce Bach to Rock to families here,” said President of Bach to Rock, Brian Gross. “A Bach to Rock music education is synonymous with fun, cool and innovative.  You won’t see solitary and boring music lessons at Bach to Rock,” continued Gross. The school will serve students from Redmond, Bellevue, Sammamish and the surrounding Eastside neighborhoods.

New Bach to Rock franchisees Kayo Stone and Jack Popovciuc are the proud owners of the Redmond school. The energetic husband and wife team is passionate about inspiring a new generation of musicians.  Kayo left her 16-year career at Microsoft to focus on setting up Bach to Rock Redmond. “It was scary leaving Microsoft, but I had a strong vision of what I wanted to accomplish. I knew I would forever regret not doing it. I grew up playing violin and wish I could have attended a school like this,” said Kayo Stone.

With Bach to Rock, students learn to play today’s hits and jam with other kids from the start. It’s more of a group activity or team sport.  Jack Popovciuc shared, “Our daughter started to play classical piano from the age of six. After a few years, getting her to practice was a daily battle. Recently, we switched up the genre and gave her a choice of songs that she loves to hear on the radio that are in our B2R curriculum – like Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons and Sara Bareilles – and now she is the one who wants to practice!”  He added, “Typically one to shy away from the limelight, she now dreams of her friends taking up vocals and guitar and them all being in a girl band together.”

At Bach to Rock, students receive a solid music education while getting to play the music they like, which is ideal for both children and parents. Bach to Rock Redmond will offer a variety of programs for students of all ages including: individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drum, and classical instruments such as clarinet, sax and more; music programs for preschoolers and toddlers; beginning piano for children in grades K-2; along with summer camps and birthday parties. Bach to Rock also offers MyB2R, an online dashboard offering customers real-time access to student progress and more. MyB2R is the only digital service of its kind in the music school industry, and provides the ability to track student advancement, schedule lessons, obtain homework and stream over 300 pre-recorded songs to practice at home.  

Changing the Way Students Learn Music 

Bach to Rock is reshaping music education on a national scale by turning solitary, boring music lessons into a group activity that is more like a team sport.  B2R focuses on providing a well-balanced music education because, ultimately, that is what parents are looking for. Unlike other music school franchises, Bach to Rock has an extensive curriculum. Students learn the intricacies of music — from theory to how to read music. Bach to Rock is the music school kids would have designed for themselves.  They get to jam with other kids right away and play current hits. The learning is the same, but the enjoyment factor is much higher. 

Bach to Rock Franchise Opportunities

Bach to Rock 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 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. 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  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.

Nationally, Bach to Rock is experiencing a robust and steady growth, with 34 schools presently operating and 10 additional schools opening by the end of 2018. Nineteen of those schools are in eight Top Ten markets, ranked by population.  The franchise is trending to become a $15 million brand, teaching over 10,000 children and adults this year alone.   

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For More Details on Our September 15, 2018 Grand Opening:

Visit: 8451 164th Ave NE, #120, Redmond, WA 98052

Call: 206-880-1215





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Angela Sakell