School of Rock Franchise

School of Rock Music is a performance-based music school that has been teaching kids and adults how to channel their inner rock stars for over 20 years. The School of Rock Method is different, as they combine one-on-one instruction with group rehearsals and live performances, starting students on their musical journey by teaching the songs that inspire them.

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School of Rock Franchise Opportunity

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.

Whether you’re an experienced business executive looking to buy a franchise or a musician looking to build your first business venture, we’ve built up an incredible support team to provide you with everything you need to build your business.

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Franchising with School of Rock

Business Model

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 music instruction and our love of rock music 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 a franchise, we’ve built up an incredible support system.

Key Benefits

We understand what it takes to succeed as a franchise, and have a proven track record going back to the mid-’90s. Over the years, we have developed the techniques, the business processes and the franchisee-centric culture that provide you with a blueprint for your own success.

One aspect that sets us apart from the market is the proprietary School of Rock Method™. We 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. Our Method includes our Method Books, the roadmap for our educational approach. The books outline musical concepts and techniques, and then connect them to classic songs for students to learn and play. Students will also find tips on rehearsing and performing with a band. And our 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 our 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.

Besides that, owners will become a part of the largest education franchise in the world, with almost 300 locations in 9 countries and counting, with over 35,000 active students, and employing more than 3,000 professional musicians.

Marketing Support

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.

Training Programs

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.

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School of Rock Awards from Franchise Business Review

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

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School of Rock Music is a performance-based music school that has been teaching kids and adults how to channel their inner rock stars for over 20 years. The School of Rock Method is different, as they combine one-on-one instruction with group rehearsals and live performances, starting students on their musical journey by teaching the songs that inspire them.

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  • Min. Cash Required: $125,000
  • Net Worth Required: $350,000
  • Franchising Since: 2005
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 210

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AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

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