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Sep 06, 2016

Bach to Rock Music School Opens First Connecticut Location in Ridgefield

Bach to Rock Ridgefield

Community Invited to Free Grand Opening on September 24

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, announced today that its first Connecticut school is now open in Ridgefield.  To celebrate Bach to Rock’s grand opening, the school will host an open house on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 15 Danbury Road, Suite 5 (Girolametti Plaza), Ridgefield, Connecticut, 06877. The community is invited to tour the school, enjoy a free music lesson, learn about individual lessons and group classes, try out free toddler “Mommy and Me” classes, enter into prize drawings and giveaways, check out the recording studio, meet the teachers, and more.

“The new Bach to Rock in Ridgefield is certain to become a community hub not only in Ridgefield, Danbury, Wilton and Redding, but also in nearby North and South Salem, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge. Carl Giangrasso, our new franchisee heading the school, is very dedicated.  His enthusiasm is certain to resonate with customers,” said President of Bach to Rock, Brian Gross.  “The new teaching team is very talented, and covers all music genres.  And that synchs up with the B2R method, which encourages students to explore the kinds of music they love, and then play that music with other students in a band and perform in a public space,” Gross said.

“We jumped right into launch mode before construction on the school even started. We have been out in the community participating in events such as the Ridgefield Kid’s Fest, SummerFest and other local activities,” said franchisee Carl Giangrasso. “It’s very gratifying to know we will be helping musicians and aspiring musicians of all ages to express their musical creativity,” Giangrasso said.

Bach to Rock Ridgefield will offer a variety of programs for students of all ages, including individual lessons, group classes such as DJ lessons, Rock Band, early childhood programs for children as young as toddler and preschool age, summer camps and birthday parties. 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.  The school will also feature Bach to Rock’s new Touch Screen Tablet Technology, which allows teachers to customize lessons; gives parents the ability to view their children’s progress and homework; and provides administrators with the necessary tools to ensure students are receiving a well-balanced music education.

Bach to Rock is expanding at a robust and steady pace.  The franchise has repeatedly been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and was listed in the Top Ten Trending Categories for 2016. Most recently, Bach to Rock won “Best of” Bethesda Magazine 2016 with first place in the Best Kids’ Art or Music Classes category as the readers’ pick. In 2014, Inc. Magazine named Bach to Rock one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the third consecutive year.  Franchise Times has ranked it as one of the 500 Powerhouse Brands and on its Next 300 Franchise System list. In addition, Washington Family Magazine named Bach to Rock to its “Best Music Instruction” list and readers of Northern Virginia Magazine voted the company as “Best Piano Instruction.”  Bach to Rock also was named the number one company to watch by the Washington Business Journal.

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, at 1-855-227-7570 or, or visit

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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 the latest opening in Ridgefield, B2R has now grown to 16 with schools in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas. Eight franchised schools are scheduled to open in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia, with an additional 30 schools in development nationwide. Follow B2R on Facebook at and on Twitter at For more information, visit or call 1-877-227-8558.