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School of Rock is the largest music school franchise in the U.S. and has expanded to nine countries across the globe in over two decades of operation. With a performance-based curriculum, their approach to teaching children how to play music is unique and has won the acclaim of everyone from parents to professional musicians. If you’re passionate about music and want to be in charge of your success, School of Rock may be for you. Discover more about the top music franchise opportunity in the world today.

What are the benefits of owning this franchise?

As educators, we’re trailblazers with our performance-based model of music instruction. You may already be familiar with the movie that bears our name. Yes, we were the little startup that inspired that movie, but the real-life School of Rock is so much more. Today we’re an education franchise with over 260 locations worldwide. We have schools in 9 countries and continue to develop and open new schools across the world.

The conventional method of music instruction is that you must master musical concepts before you move on to play songs that actually inspire you. Our approach is different. You start by learning to play and perform the songs that inspire you, and through that process you will develop mastery of music theory with the added benefit of knowing how to play with others.

Our unique approach to instruction and our love of rock music helps 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.

What is the business model?

School of Rock is the best franchise to buy for those with a passion for music, a love of children and a willingness to give back to their community. An ideal School of Rock franchisee candidate believes 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.

What franchisee training and support programs do you offer?

When running a business, you don’t always want to go it all alone. That’s why School of Rock provides franchisees with all the tools and guidelines needed for success. Our 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, we’re going to tell you how it’s done and why we’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.

What marketing and support programs do you offer?

To help our 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.

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