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Initial investment
$242K - $440K
Units as of 2022
55 41.0% over 3 years

Bach to Rock is a music school that was founded in 2007 in Bethesda, Maryland. The company started franchising in 2011 and has over 30 franchises in the U.S. Bach to Rock strives to ensure its music lessons are taught in non-traditional, fun, and exciting ways utilizing popular music. Your Bach to Rock location will offer classes in rock music, country music, DJing, various instruments, and more. 

Why You May Want to Open a Bach to Rock Franchise

Music education may be a popular business venture in the United States. Starting a Bach to Rock franchise might allow you to provide music lessons in a passionate, fulfilling, and successful way. And unlike some music schools, Bach to Rock also teaches music to adults. You'll become part of the community as a whole, children and adults alike. 

When you open a Bach to Rock franchise, you will find yourself opening a business with a proven track record. The franchisor offers full support for your business by providing marketing materials, a company website, and social media pages. They may also help advertise your business on a national level. You should also get comprehensive on-the-job and classroom training to equip you with the skills you need to run your music school business.

What Might Make a Bach to Rock Franchise a Good Choice?

Bach to Rock is part of a successful chain of schools owned by Cambridge Information Group. Bach to Rock franchisees may enjoy various income streams, as they provide a range of music services that include private lessons, band rehearsals, summer camps, musical parties, corporate bonding events, and recording studios. The more services your location offers, the more return you may see on your initial investment.

Starting a Bach to Rock franchise requires an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also prepare yourself for the existence of ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. When seeking to open a Bach to Rock franchise, be prepared with an adequate net worth and liquid cash. The franchisor partners with third-party lenders to cover the initial franchise fee if you cannot raise the money. The lender may also help fund your startup cost, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, and payroll.

How To Open Your Own Bach to Rock Franchise

To open a Bach to Rock franchise, complete and submit a franchise information form. A Bach to Rock representative may call you to discuss more details about this franchise opportunity. If you are approved to continue the process of opening a Bach to Rock franchise, you will complete a request for consideration form. A representative will send you their Franchise Disclosure Document to better understand the franchise details of Bach to Rock.

The next step in opening your franchise is to attend training at the franchise training center, where you will meet the company's management. You can also speak with other franchisees to learn about the experiences of running a Bach to Rock franchise. Lastly, if both parties agree to a contract, you may submit financial documents, pay the initial investment, and sign the franchise agreement in the presence of an attorney.

Before you know it, you will be rocking out with your own Bach to Rock franchise location. 

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Company Overview

About Bach to Rock

Parent Company
Cambridge Information Group
Brian Gross, President
Corporate Address
4819 St. Elmo Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

Business Overview

Franchising Since
2011 (12 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia

# of Units
55 (as of 2022)

Information for Franchisees

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Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
Initial Investment
$241,500 - $440,000
Net Worth Requirement
Cash Requirement
Veteran Incentives
50% off franchise fee; royalty fee waived for six months
Royalty Fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
10 years
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Bach to Rock has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
24 hours
Classroom Training
40 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


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Updated: December 12th, 2022