Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most common questions we receive about School of Rock Franchising. If you don’t see an answer to your question, please call us at (866) 418-7695 or contact us using our form.
- Owning a School of Rock
- Selecting a School of Rock Location
- Selecting School of Rock Faculty
- School of Rock Finances
- School of Rock Support
- School of Rock Curriculum
Owning a School of Rock Location
What are School of Rock’s operating hours?
School of Rock operating hours are flexible and often vary by location. To determine the best hours for your location, the School of Rock Development Team will work with you to select hours based on data. We take numerous factors into account, including local markets, demographics and personal preferences.
Do I need to be a musician to own a School of Rock?
Absolutely not! Owning a School of Rock is a great career choice for anyone with a passion for music and a desire to work with kids. Our team will also provide training and support during the opening process to share with franchisees the expertise they need to run a successful school.
Do I need business experience to own a School of Rock?
While business skills are a good skill to have, you do not need business experience to become a franchisee. A willingness to learn is all that’s required. Our team will walk you through managing a School of Rock and will guide you through day-to-day business operations as needed.
What are the advantages of a School of Rock franchise versus starting my own music school?
School of Rock franchisees have multiple advantages when compared to opening a standalone school. School of Rock franchisees enjoy many benefits, including access to a proven business model, curriculum, IT systems, marketing materials, merch, music gear partners and a wide network of franchisee support.
Does School of Rock have a design and construction manual?
Yes, School of Rock offers franchisees access to our design and construction manual. The manual is shared as soon as the agreement is signed.
Does School of Rock sell music equipment?
School of Rock franchisees can buy equipment with steep discounts through GearSelect, a group of partnerships with the most innovative providers of musical instruments, accessories and tools in the world. The brands involved include heavy-hitters such as Fender® (guitars and amplifiers), Zildjian® (cymbals), Vic Firth® (sticks and mallets), Roland® (keyboards/electronic drums) and Earasures® (hearing protection), as well as a portfolio of brands distributed by Hal Leonard®, including Gretsch® (drums), Gibraltar® (drum hardware), Remo® (drum heads), Blue® (mics), Avid® (Pro Tools recording software), Samson® (audio), GeerFab® (acoustic treatments), Tycoon® (hand percussion) and Hal Leonard® print music publications.
Some of those School of Rock partners also offer the opportunity of selling instruments with GearSelect to franchisees. Available brands vary by location.
Selecting a School of Rock Location
Will School of Rock help me find real estate for my franchise?
Yes, School of Rock can help you find real estate. Our Development team and commercial real estate partners can help franchisees select the best location for their school based on community demographics, local markets and specific space requirements.
Do I need existing real estate to open a School of Rock?
No, you don’t need to have real estate. The Development team will work with you to look for the best real estate for your school. If a franchisee already owns real estate, then the Development team will evaluate the local demographics, its availability and viability.
What is the square footage of a typical School of Rock location?
The ideal School of Rock location is about 2,000 to 3,000 square feet in size, and our team will help franchisees select the best location based on their needs.
Is School of Rock accepting new franchisees?
Yes, School of Rock is expanding. We have availability in both the United States and international markets. Visit our page about available franchise opportunities to take a look at existing locations, or contact the Development team for more information about your area.
How long does it take to open a School of Rock?
All schools are different, and the length of the opening process depends on many different variables. For a better estimation, contact the Development team for an evaluation of the best timeline for your business.
Does School of Rock offer multi-unit agreements?
Yes, School of Rock offers multi-unit agreements upon market evaluation for franchisees who consider buying a franchise in more than one location.
Is School of Rock interested in international expansion?
Yes, School of Rock is interested in international units as we continue to expand outside of the United States. In Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia, our Master Franchisees are opened to candidates interested in sub-franchising. For other markets, we are seeking qualified master franchisees for international, multi-unit expansion. To be considered, your team should have a minimum net worth of $2.5 to $5 million USD, liquid assets of $ 750k USD and the ability to develop several schools in your territory.
To find out more about international opportunities, please contact the Development team.
Can I convert my existing music school into a School of Rock franchise?
Yes, opportunities of conversion are evaluated upon request. Contact the development team to discuss your options for buying a franchise.
School of Rock Faculty
How many employees do I have to hire for my School of Rock location? Are instructors considered part-time or full-time employees?
The amount of instructors needed for a School of Rock location vary from school to school. The size of a school’s faculty depends on a location’s size, demographics and its available markets. Our development team can help you to create a unique plan tailored to your school for hiring part-time or full-time instructors.
Do I need to be the owner-operator or can I hire a general manager (GM) for my franchise?
It’s up to the franchisee! School of Rock franchisees have the option of becoming an owner-operator or hiring a general manager. The method that works best for our franchisees is what works best for us.
School of Rock Finances
How much money can I make owning a School of Rock?
According to the FTC, we cannot legally promise prospective franchisees how much money they can make. But we will offer you information on our business model, the opportunity to talk to current franchisees and our corporate executives so you can evaluate the opportunity and do your due diligence. Our goal is to provide you with all of the resources you need to analyze all of the possibilities School of Rock offers. To find out more about buying a franchise, contact us or download our Franchise Information Report.
What’s the typical break-even point for School of Rock franchise owners?
We don’t make promises about your potential earnings, but during the due diligence process you will talk to franchisees and get some more details on how they run their business, the opening process and some other details. You can find more about the average school sales by downloading our Franchise Information Reporting or contacting our Franchise Development team.
Can I receive financing to help fund my School of Rock franchise?
Yes. The qualified candidates can count on the help of our financial partners. The minimum requirements are $100k liquid assets, which involves cash and securities that can be converted to cash quickly, such as stocks, tax refunds, savings accounts with access to them and 401ks available for a rollover. The minimum net worth is 300k and it includes long and short-term assets (money in investment accounts, the value of stocks or bonds, market value of the real estate, market value of the automobile) after the liabilities, such as loans, mortgages and credit card balances. Unqualified candidates will not qualify for financial assistance.
According to the Federal Reserve, liquid assets are assets that can be converted to cash quickly if needed to meet financial obligations.
How much are School of Rock’s royalties?
School of Rock locations have 8% in royalties taken out monthly. Contact us to read our Franchise Disclosure Document.
How much is the School of Rock franchise fee, and how long is it valid for?
The initial franchise fee is $49,500, and is valid for 10 years. Franchisees who are military/veterans will receive a discount on their initial franchise fee.
School of Rock Support
What kind of support does School of Rock offer to franchisees?
We offer School of Rock franchisees first-class ongoing support as they build their school and their business, with onboarding, management training and continuous support during the entire opening process. After opening, School of Rock continues to assist franchisees with IT, marketing, curriculum and operations help desk teams. To learn more, visit our page about how School of Rock supports franchisees.
Does School of Rock offer training to franchisees?
Yes, School of Rock offers training and support for all franchisees during the opening process, and continuous learning opportunities. Learn more about how we support our franchisees for more information.
School of Rock Curriculum
Does School of Rock offer an adult music education program?
Yes, School of Rock offers music lessons for adults.
Does School of Rock have a curriculum franchisees must use?
Yes, School of Rock has a comprehensive curriculum structured around both group and one-on-one music lessons. Franchisees will learn more during the training process.
Are songwriting and/or recording lessons offered by School of Rock?
Yes, School of Rock gives franchisees the option to offer workshops or camps that include songwriting and recording lessons. Camps and workshops vary from location to location. Check our website for a list of camps offered at School of Rock, check out our page on upcoming workshops and music camps for kids.
Can I provide other styles of music education at my School of Rock?
Yes, School of Rock gives franchisees the flexibility to teach different types of music genres to students in camps and workshops. At School of Rock, we focus on teaching kids how to rock because rock and roll provide the opportunity to develop important skills that can be learned at any age or skill level. Once students have learned these skills, they’re generally more successful at applying them to other genres.
Request Franchise Information
You can call us (866) 418-7695 to learn more about your School of Rock franchise opportunity, or fill out the form on this page to download our Executive Summary, which includes more in-depth financial information including Item 19 and Item 7 from the Franchise Disclosure Document.