School of Rock - Franchise

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For more than two decades, School of Rock has been teaching kids and adults how to channel their inner rock stars using a revolutionary performance-based approach to music education. Even if you’re not familiar with the history of School of Rock the franchise, or School of Rock the Broadway musical, chances are you’ve heard of School of Rock the movie from 2003. Beyond the shared name and rock ‘n’ roll spirit, the School of Rock franchise is a trademarked brand and global phenomenon, operating franchised music schools in over 12 countries.

School of Rock
Business Cost, Fees & Facts for 2023

Minimum Cash Required $150,000
Net Worth Required $350,000
Total Investment $395,800 - $537,400
Financing Assistance 3rd Party
Year Founded 1998
# of Existing Units 340
Franchising Since 2004
Training & Support Yes
Military/Veteran Promotion Yes
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School of Rock - Franchise

You may recognize the School of Rock name from the 2003 movie, but the real School of Rock has become the world’s most revolutionary music education brand. Originally launched as a single location in Philadelphia in the late ‘90s, School of Rock has developed into a trademarked brand and global phenomenon, now operating and franchising over 340 after-school music instruction schools in 15 countries. Due to their unique, patented and proven teaching approach, School of Rock is the winner of dozens of accolades, including Best Children's Service & Education Franchise as well as Regional Champion of the Americas by Global Franchise Magazine. They have been recognized as “one of the top franchises in the world” by Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Franchise Business Review.

What Does a School of Rock Franchise Cost?
To buy a franchise with School of Rock, you'll need to have at least liquid capital of $150,000 and a minimum net worth of $350,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $395,800 – $537,400. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans (10% discount on the initial franchise fee for qualified Veterans). *

What is School of Rock?
As educators, we’re trailblazers with our patented, performance-based model of music instruction. You may already be familiar with the movie that bears our name. Yes, we were the little startup that inspired that movie, but the real-life School of Rock is so much more. Today we’re an education franchise with over 340 locations worldwide. We have schools in 15 countries and continue to develop and open new schools around the globe.
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 instruction and our love of rock music helps 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.

Five Reasons to Own a School of Rock:

  1. Be a part of a fun, unique, and purposeful business.
  2. Connect and collaborate with a rapidly growing network of partners and owners who are passionate about what they do.
  3. Make a difference in the lives of youth and adults through music.
  4. Own and operate a community-based business backed by an international organization that will support you every step of the way.
  5. Turn your passion for music into your work - you don't have to be a musician but you do need to love rock and roll.

Our goal is to help you find real estate, open, staff, market, and operate your School of Rock quickly and confidently. You gain access to our tried-and-true business model, including operational and financial practices to grow your business fast. We provide a complete package of ready-to-use marketing tools and corporate support to implement these customer acquisition and retention strategies. You and your staff will learn how to use our motivational tiers to get kids to learn an instrument, overcome stage fright, and play great classic rock music via hands-on sessions and a comprehensive curriculum manual.

Military & Veteran Promotions

10% discount on the initial franchise fee for qualified Veterans.


My partner and I opened The School of Rock in North Palm Beach Florida in July of 2009. We went into this hoping to make a difference in kid's lives through Rock n Roll and build a business at the same time. Since, we have played amazing shows on awesome stages and have watched our school grow in the process. People ask me all the time,Rick Rothschild
In 2008 I made the decision to follow my dreams of incorporating my business background with my passion of working with kids and teaching music. I learned of School of Rock and was not only blown away by the philosophy, values and programs, but also the business model and leadership team. Two years later, I own and operate four schools in two distinct markets (Dallas and Detroit), and live my dream every day of working with amazing kids, families, and some of the finest musicians in the local music scenes. I'm proud to be part of the School of Rock family!Terry Longhway
School of Rock has a simple business model, it’s easy to understand and your first success is easily replicable.Dean Tarpley

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