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School of Rock Franchise Opportunity

Own a School of Rock Franchise

In just 25 years, School of Rock has grown from a single location in Philadelphia, PA to a global brand, with over 360 schools open and operating across 15 countries, with hundreds more in development. Their patented curriculum, the School of Rock Method™, differs from traditional music education approaches because it combines one-on-one instruction with group rehearsals and live performances, starting students on their musical journey by teaching the songs that inspire them.

Due to this unique, patented, and proven teaching approach, School of Rock has won dozens of accolades. Global Franchise Magazine has named it the ‘Grand Champion,’ the world’s ‘Best Children’s Service & Education Franchise,’ and the ‘Regional Champion of the Americas’, while Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Franchise Business Review have recognized it as one of the top franchises in the world.

Unlike traditional music schools, their performance-based music education approach inspires students to continue practicing, motivates them to excel, and increases their confidence in everything they do. Their 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. Students learn to be great musicians, establish a work ethic, learn teamwork, and gain confidence they can take with them throughout their lives.

The School of Rock music franchise helps aspiring musicians master skills, unleash creativity, and develop the tools they need to thrive. School of Rock teaches students in a band setting to prepare them for the stage and beyond. School of Rock’s passionate franchise owners mix creativity, entrepreneurship, and purpose to cultivate the next generation of young musicians.

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School of Rock Awards from Franchise Business Review

2024 Rock Star Award
2024 Top Recession Proof
2024 FBR Top
2024 Best Culture
2023 Rock Star
2023 Most Innovative
2023 Most Profitable
2023 Best Culture
2023 Recession Proof
2023 Top Franchise
2022 Most Innovative
2022 Top Veterans
2022 Rock Star
2022 Top 200
2021 Best Culture
2021 Rockstar
2021 Top
2020 Franchise Rockstar
2020 FBR Top

The School of Rock Franchise Information

Business Model

School of Rock’s unique approach truly sets them apart from traditional music education programs. The conventional method of music instruction is that you must master musical concepts before you move on to play songs. School of Rock’s approach is different. Students start by learning to play and perform the songs that inspire them, and through that process, they will develop mastery of music theory with the added benefit of knowing how to play with others.

School of Rock’s unique approach to music instruction combined with franchise owners’ and students’ love of rock is a formula for success. Learning to play music in this way will help young, aspiring musicians find themselves, hone their talents and build the confidence they need in their lives. School of Rock is a safe place for kids to learn, develop friendships with other kids who are into music, and carve out a niche for themselves in a world where they might never have felt a sense of belonging before.

Whether you’re a musician looking to build your first business venture or an experienced business executive looking to buy and grow a franchise, School of Rock has a proven methodology, franchisee training and support system to help you succeed.

Key Benefits

School of Rock understands what it takes to succeed as a music franchise. Over the years, they’ve developed the techniques, the business processes, and the franchisee-centric culture that provide franchise owners with a blueprint for success.

Franchise owners become a part of the largest education franchise in the world, with over 360 locations in 15 countries and counting, with over 65,000 active students, and employing more than 6,000 professional musicians. Additionally, franchise owners are empowered with:

School of Rock Method™
One aspect that sets this franchise apart from the rest is the proprietary School of Rock Method™. They combine one-on-one instruction with group rehearsals and live performances. This integrated 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.

Method Books
The method includes their proprietary Method Books—a roadmap in their educational approach. The books outline musical concepts and techniques, and then connect students to classic songs to learn and play. Students will also find tips on rehearsing and performing with a band.

Method App
Their revolutionary Method App is an invaluable tool for home practice. It contains all of the exercises from the School of Rock Method Books, along with transcriptions of over 1,000 songs. The Method App is used by teachers to assign exercises and songs and to provide feedback and comments. Students can manipulate playback, tempo, and backing track audio to help them learn. The Method App is patent pending and only available to students enrolled at School of Rock.

Training and Support
School of Rock offers a comprehensive library of digital resources and tools. The company intranet houses hundreds of how-to articles, operating manuals, marketing materials, and recorded training webinars. Additionally, School of Rock is run as a community of collaboration. Every other year, the company hosts a global convention that is packed with learning sessions, round table events, networking opportunities, and a community jam night. During the off years, School of Rock hosts regional meetings. Franchisees are also encouraged to pose questions and share insights on our internal social media platform and participate in weekly CEO and department-led office hours. All franchisees have the personal mobile numbers of the CEO and other leadership members and are welcome to call or text anytime.

Marketing Support

To help franchisees manage their day-to-day operations, all franchisees are required to attend a four-day management course in Chicago where they will partake in an immersive training program that covers all aspects of what maintaining a franchise location entails. This includes marketing, employee management, IT overviews, and more.

Training Programs

When running a business, you don’t always want to go it alone. That’s why School of Rock provides franchisees with all the tools and guidelines needed for success. Their ultimate goal is to efficiently minimize the time it takes from signing on the dotted line to opening your doors.
For those who aren’t quite sure how to buy a franchise and turn it into a successful business, School of Rock will show you how it’s done and why they’re ranked among children’s franchises as the No. 1 Child Enrichment Program by Entrepreneur magazine.
With your staff of instructors, usually about 20 or so part-timers per school, you’ll be working day after day with professional musicians passionate about teaching their skills to children. And you will be afforded franchise training and support from industry experts who are just as connected to music as you and your staff are.

Do you offer a discount for veterans?

Yes

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Become a School of Rock franchise owner

School of Rock is the world’s most revolutionary music education brand. They have been teaching youth and adults to rock on stage AND in life for over 25 years.

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  • Min. Cash Required: $150,000
  • Net Worth Required: $350,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $441,000 - $594,000
  • Franchising Since: 2005
  • Franchise Units: 228

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