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Bach To Rock Signs First Franchise Agreement

BETHESDA, Md., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bach to Rock, America's music school for students of all ages, announced today that it has signed its first-ever franchise agreement with Amplified Capital Partners, LLC to open a chain of Bach to Rock schools in Nassau County, NY, Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT. The first location is slated to open in the fall of 2012.

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"At Bach to Rock, we've experienced tremendous success serving the greater Washington D.C. area, and we are excited to expand our footprint in Connecticut and New York," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. "With interest in playing music at an all-time high, we are confident that a musical hotbed like the New York metropolitan area will embrace the teaching methodology and philosophy of Bach to Rock, which is learning to play music while having fun."

Bach to Rock opened its first corporate-owned location in Bethesda, Maryland in 2007 and has since grown to six Corporate-owned schools, including two in Maryland and four in Virginia. Co-founded by a Julliard-trained middle school teacher, Bach to Rock transformed music instruction into a team sport by coupling rigorous individual instruction with "jam sessions" that keep students motivated by playing in a group. In 2011, Inc. magazine named Bach to Rock as one of the fastest growing private companies in America and the Washington Business Journal named it the number one company to watch in 2012.

"As musicians ourselves, we are thrilled to bring Bach to Rock's unique teaching methods to more families across the East Coast," said Glenn Fleischman, co-founder and Managing Partner of Amplified Capital Partners, LLC. "With the popularity of television programs like Glee, X Factor, The Voice and American Idol, the proliferation of iTunes and the success of video games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, more people now than ever before have the urge to pick up an instrument and learn how to play music. We feel that there is a strong need for quality music education for people of all ages in these vibrant communities and we can't wait for our future openings."

Bach to Rock is currently seeking candidates to open franchise locations in the Mid-Atlantic region, from New Jersey to North Carolina, and plans to broaden its efforts into markets across the country. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to build a business that is dedicated to helping children, seniors and adults learn to play the music they love. While music experience or ability is not necessary, candidates should be able to build a strong team of committed musicians to ensure the school's success.

To learn more about ownership opportunities with Bach to Rock, contact Ralph Rillon, vice president of franchise development for Bach to Rock toll-free at 855-B2R-7570 (1-855-227-7570) and franchise@b2rmusic.com.com, or visit www.b2rmusic.com/franchise.

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. The B2R method is based on the belief that learning music is fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy. Weekly ensemble instruction and jam sessions 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 performance. B2R schools are currently located in Maryland in Bethesda and Gaithersburg, and in Virginia in McLean, Herndon, South Riding and Landsdowne. For more information, visit www.b2rmusic.com.

About Amplified Capital Partners, LLC

Amplified Capital Partners is an investment and operating company that focuses on opportunities in early-stage education, technology and telecommunications services.  With a management team that possesses a unique combination of entrepreneurial, investment banking and operations expertise, Amplified Capital Partners is able to bring both capital and value-added executive management resources to promising high-growth companies.

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