The music-based educator, School of Rock, has recently opened a string of new schools across the U.S. in multiple states.

The Arkansas school will be located at Bentonville Brewery, 901 SW 14th Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 and will be inaugurated with a ceremonial guitar smashing, live music, raffles, giveaways and more as a part of the grand opening of the new location.

The new Arkansas location will be run by Bea Escobar, a mother of two and former corporate professional with 25 years of experience in WalMart’s supplier community. The relaunch of this location will fold both Northwest Arkansas’ School of Rock locations under Escobar’s ownership.

“Owning two School of Rock locations is easily the most rewarding and successful enterprise I have ever been a part of,” said Bea Escobar. “The schools are always full of laughter, music and happiness. This is so much more than just a business to me.”

“Bea Escobar has such a strong motivation for providing students in her community creative and personal development through music education,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “I know she will go above and beyond in delivering upon our purpose. I am excited to see how this new school will positively impact the lives of its students and the community as a whole.”

The New Jersey school will be located at 152 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, New Jersey 07463 and will enjoy a grand opening with live music, free lessons, giveaways and even an instrument petting zoo. This location is owned by Susan Marlett and Kurt Haller. Marlett had worked at this location for 11 years before taking ownership, and is greatly looking forward to imparting musical knowledge to youngsters and adults alike.

“I’ve been a musician my whole life. Early on I discovered the incredible feeling of playing and I knew it would be something I always wanted to do,” said Susan Marlett. “I found a sense of belonging and loved being part of a group. School of Rock combines the best of learning to play music with your friends.”

“Susan Marlett and Kurt Haller are passionate about their community and providing opportunities for students to further their music education,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “We are delighted to have her lead this franchise and we look forward to the impact she will have on her students.”

The California school will be located at 1345 Newell Ave, Ste C Walnut Creek CA 94596 and will be inaugurated with a grand opening, consisting of live music, free lessons, a prize wheel and a guitar raffle. The California location is owned by Jeremy Fisch, an enthusiastic musician who has been playing in bands and teaching music since he was 15.

“I’ve found that School of Rock’s performance-based group approach is the best way to get a child interested in music and make it stick,” said Jeremy.“I believe the magic of playing music should be accessible to everyone and I can’t wait to show Walnut Creek just how enriching music can be!”

“Jeremy Fisch is passionate about his community and providing opportunities for students to further their music education,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “We are delighted to have him lead this franchise and we look forward to the impact he will have on his students.”

This marks a busy year for School of Rock and the franchise has expanded into EuropeAfrica and even launched a platform for female business leaders to discuss and navigate complex topics.