May 19, 2021

Tampa, Fla.– May 19, 2021 – School of Rock, a leader in performance-based music education, announces the grand opening of a new school in North Tampa. The grand opening will take place at 11730 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL, 33618, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  on Saturday, May 22. Along with a ceremonial guitar smashing (School of Rock’s version of a ribbon-cutting), the event will offer live music by the School of Rock Tampa and St. Pete’s House Bands, school tours, free trial lessons, rock and roll hairstyling, professional rockstar photoshoots and special promotions on regular programs.

School of Rock Tampa North is owned by Chuck Roehm. Chuck came from a musical family and has always been a fan of rock n’ roll music, including Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and Rush. When Chuck decided to trade his cello and trumpet for a pair of drumsticks at 13, he was discouraged by not finding friends who wanted to start a band. The desire to connect musically inclined kids together was his motivation in opening the School of Rock Tampa North location.

“We are excited to provide a unique musical experience and create an awesome learning environment for the kids and adults in the North Tampa community,” said Chuck Roehm. “I feel that it is important to open a venue like this to give kids a reason to put down the cell phones and video game controllers and pick up a guitar, bass, or any other instrument!”

School of Rock provides students of all ages an exciting and engaging music lesson experience, which includes bass lessons, guitar lessons, singing lessons, drum lessons and piano lessons. Drawing from all styles of rock and roll, School of Rock students learn theory and techniques via songs from legendary artists such as Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz and Led Zeppelin. Thanks to the school’s performance-based approach, students around the world have gained superior musical proficiency, with some moving on to record deals and larger platforms such as American Idol, The Voice and Broadway.

“Chuck Roehm has a strong appreciation for music education, and he is passionate about teaching students through rock n’ roll,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “I’m confident he will be an excellent leader for the new School of Rock location in Tampa.”

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About School of Rock

School of Rock helps aspiring musicians master skills, unleash creativity, and develop tools they need to thrive in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1998, School of Rock has become a rapidly growing international franchise with over 350 schools open and in development across 15 global markets. Since 2009, School of Rock has grown its student count from 4,000 to over 40,000. School of Rock offers a wide variety of music lessons, including guitar lessons, singing lessons and piano lessons. School of Rock was awarded US Patent 10,891,872 in 2021 for its innovative music education method. School of Rock also has garnered the following industry awards: 2021 Global Franchise Awards Best Children’s Service and Education Franchise; 2021 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 Top Children’s Music Enrichment Brand; 2020 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 200 Franchise and the #1 Child Enrichment Franchise; and 2018 Forbes # 2 Best Franchise Medium-Level Investment Award and the #1 Music Franchise in America.

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