FAQ

What is School of Rock?

School of Rock is a performance-based after school music education program that provides individual music lessons taught by working musicians, group rehearsals, performance experience, exclusive limited access to the school and equipment during business hours, and branded merchandise for students between the ages of seven and nineteen. We provide a rock music program for children, a method of teaching students through performing in front of a paying audience in a real rock venue, and regional groups of elite students known as “The School of Rock All Stars”.

How long has School of Rock been in business?

“The first school of rock opened it's doors in 1998. We have been franchising since 2005.

What is the mission of School of Rock?

The purpose of School of Rock is: “To inspire the world to rock…on stage and in life.”

How large is School of Rock?

School of Rock has over 100 schools located throughout the United States as well schools in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Chile, and The Philippines.

What kind of background do I need to be a successful School of Rock franchisee?

School of Rock is looking for energetic individuals who enjoy working with families and children. Ideal candidates should have an entrepreneurial spirit, solid business and sales skills, and be an active part of the communities in which they live and work. A background in music, although a plus, is not a requirement.

What do I need to qualify financially?

Qualified candidates should possess a minimum net worth of $300,000 and a minimum liquidity of $100,000. Candidates should have good credit and demonstrate an ability to obtain financing.

What is my investment for a School of Rock franchise?

The cost to establish a School of Rock ranges from $115,650 to $321,700.

Does School of Rock assist with financing?

No, we do not offer financing. However, we are listed on the SBA Franchise Registry and have relationships with multiple financing partners that can assist you.

Can I own multiple franchises?

Yes, we have multi-unit franchise opportunities nationwide.

What type of training and support is provided to franchisees?

Franchisees are trained and prepared to provide students with an unparalleled performance based rock music program. School of Rock’s franchisee training program provides franchisees, with or without music experience, the tools to succeed. We provide you with:

  • On-Site training in both the business and music instruction aspects of running your school at one of our three training schools
  • Assistance in getting your school built including a nationwide network of real estate partners, design and construction standards and guidance, and contracting partners.
  • A proprietary IT system to manage the school business
  • Grand Opening and continued marketing support through plan development and execution, creative and collateral, PR, and
  • A dedicated franchise operations director to work with you
  • Ongoing new product and program development
  • Discounts on equipment through our network of partners
  • The only national network of rock music education schools.

    Will I have a protected territory for my school

    Yes, each franchise is granted an exclusive operating territory where we will not place another School of Rock business.

    How do I contact Franchise Development?

    Call us today at (877)-556-6184 or email us at FranchiseOpportunities@SchoolofRock.com

    What size space do I need for a School of Rock?

    Our prototypical School of Rock is approximately 2,700 - 3,000 square feet.

    What is the initial franchise fee and ongoing royalty fees?

    The initial franchise fee is $49,500 and the royalties are 8% plus 3% brand fund.

    How much money can I make?

    As with any small business profitability depends on a number of factors including your ability to generate enrollment, manage the business and control costs. As you go through the process of learning about School of Rock, you’ll have a chance to speak with current SoR owners which will help you create your own business plan. Also, when we begin serious discussions regarding our franchise program, we will provide you with the appropriate Franchise Disclosure Document or FDD.

    Will I receive assistance in selecting a site for my school?

    Yes, we will provide demographic analysis in areas you are considering to determine the best site for a School. We will combine this analytic view with your local knowledge and the expertise of the local representative of our national network of real estate brokers to find the best location.

    Will I receive guidance on purchasing equipment and supplies?

    Yes, you will receive guidance on purchasing equipment. We will provide you with a suggested new school package to get your school up and running and have negotiated discounts with many vendors on your behalf.

    Who is in charge of finding the teachers?

    It is up to you to find and hire your school’s teachers. We will recommend potential sources for you to find these teachers and assist you in creating the job description but ultimately finding teachers is your responsibility.

    How flexible is it to incorporate other types of music and programs into the school?

    Rock and Roll is our heart and soul. Our core is rock music but rock has its roots in many different genres. While we’ll never perform concertos or sonatas we do celebrate the diversity of music. In fact, our schools have been known to perform the occasional funk, Motown, or reggae show.