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School of Rock

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For more than 20 years, School of Rock has been teaching kids and adults how to channel their inner rock stars. As educators, we’re trailblazers with our performance-based model of music instruction. Today we’re an almost 300 unit global brand, boosting the lives of over 40,000 students in 9 countries. We continue to develop and open new schools across the world. The leadership team is comprised of a group of experienced franchise executives who are either musicians themselves or deeply passionate about music and music education.

Traditional music education approaches rarely teach students how to perform with other musicians, focusing instead on teaching music only through one-on-one lessons. The School of Rock Method is different. We combine one-on-one instruction with group rehearsals and live performances, starting students on their musical journey by teaching the songs that inspire them. This integrated SongFirst® approach teaches students techniques and theory while also helping them apply those skills when performing with other musicians. This method results in remarkable musical proficiency.
Headquarters

Canton, MA
United States

Primary Services
Educational Products & Services
Children's Services
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Start up cost
$272K
Total Investment
$272K
$494K
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School Of Rock
With more than a decade of experience and over 200 schools throughout North and South America, Africa and Asia Pacific, School of Rock is the leader in performance-based after school music education. We were recently named a Forbes Best Franchise (#2 in the Medium Investment Level) and the #1 Music Franchise in America, as well as an Entrepreneur Magazine Top 200 Franchise and the #1 Child Enrichment Franchise for 2018. Students learn from professional musicians in an interactive environment, combining weekly one-on-one lessons with structured group rehearsals that culminate in a live performance in front of real crowds in real rock venues.

Through our performance-based approach to teaching music, our students are more inspired to learn, more motivated to excel and more confident in everything they do. Our series of programs are specifically designed to take each student on a unique musical journey, always giving them something to aspire to. Whether they are a complete novice or a seasoned musician there will always be something new and challenging for them to tackle. Our students not only learn to be great musicians, but they also establish a work ethic, learn teamwork and gain confidence that they can take with them throughout their lives.

School of Rock

An ideal School of Rock franchisee candidate has a passion for music, a love of children and a willingness to give back to their community. They believe in our brand and our mission of providing a safe space for students to develop into musicians. Candidates must believe in their ability to run a successful franchise. They ask the right questions in order to succeed. They must also be able to live within the process we've outlined, especially for the first year or two.

We advise our candidates to begin their research with our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) to gain insights into our brand and our vision for the next 3-5 years. We also encourage candidates to reach out to our franchisees to validate their findings. Candidates should also read industry publications like franchise updates, Forbes and Entrepreneur for growth segments.

We have 20 years of experience specializing in music education. 11 of those years have been spent expanding both our national and international presence. There are currently 220+ locations in 9 countries, and we continue to grow each year. We are an incredibly well-respected resource of music education in communities all over the world. If you're interested in bringing music to your area and spreading the School of Rock message, learn more about becoming a School of Rock franchisee today.