Bach to Rock, a chain of music education schools for students of all ages, said today that it will open its first western school in Sacramento.
Bethesda, Md.-based B2R said it plans to open its Sacramento school this winter. Officials said talks to finalize the school site are ongoing.
The local franchise group was identified as Purple Dragon 88 LLC.
B2R currently oversees eight sites in Maryland, Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania. Schools typically employ about a dozen.
"We are thrilled to expand Bach to Rock's presence to the West Coast, and we're confident Sacramento residents will love our variety of music programs," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock."With music and arts programs continuing to be cut due to diminishing school budgets, Bach to Rock helps meet the increased need for high-quality music education.
"We look forward to offering our fun, progressive curriculum to Sacramento families."
B2R programs include private instruction, weekly ensemble instruction, jam sessions and public concerts.
Bach to Rock said it aims to open franchise schools in other major metropolitan markets throughout the nation.
For more information, visit www.b2rmusic.com or call (877) 227-8558.
Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.