Dave Leonard – Profile
Posted on: May 7, 2013
Dave Leonard participated in an ROTC program as an undergraduate before being commissioned as a second lieutenant upon graduation in 1966.
From there, Leonard completed signal and supply school officer training, prior to deployment to South Korea. “I was promoted to first lieutenant and served as company commander during my final year in the country,” recalls Leonard.
“Before joining Bach to Rock, I worked in the corporate world for many years and then decided to become a franchisee with a restaurant concept. A franchise provides a means of entering a new business while allowing for some autonomy in your daily work and this is what attracted me to franchising from the beginning,” explained Leonard.
The ‘right fit’ to Leonard, at this point, translates to doing something an individual cares about and can do with enthusiasm. “Both my corporate and military experience required working with many different kinds of people in many different types of situations. That experience will be very useful when our Bach to Rock location opens in Wayne, Pa., in Summer 2013. We’ll have a variety of students — from early childhood to adults — at all different skill levels wanting to learn a variety of instruments and musical genres,” said Leonard.
Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, combines Leonard’s interests in education, music, technology and business with the goal of hopefully making a difference for younger children’s development. Leonard along with his wife, Ellen, have wanted to do something together for a long time. Finally the two have found a business for them to share and enjoy.
Read the article on Franchising USA.