School of Rock is a performance-based after school music education program that provides individual music instruction 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”.
The first school of rock opened its doors in 1998. We have been franchising since 2005.
School of Rock helps kids have a blast as they figure out who they are and develop the tools they need to rock productive lives. Our owners and staff feel incredibly fulfilled by the impact they’re having on kids and their communities. By developing cool people and contributing to the arts, School of Rock has changed music education in many positive ways.
The promise we make to our community:
School of Rock helps young and aspiring musicians define themselves and develop the tools they need to rock their world…and ours.
The reasons to believe our promise:
School of Rock has over 185 schools located throughout the United States as well schools in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Chile, and The Philippines.
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.
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.
The cost to establish a School of Rock ranges from $115,650 to $321,700.
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.
Yes, we have multi-unit franchise opportunities nationwide.
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:
Yes, each franchise is granted an exclusive operating territory where we will not place another School of Rock business.
Our prototypical School of Rock is approximately 2,700 - 3,000 square feet.
The initial franchise fee is $49,500 and the royalties are 8% plus 3% brand fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.