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School of Rock is looking for well qualified Master Franchisees. Is it right for you?

School of Rock helps aspiring musicians master skills, unleash creativity, and develop tools they need to thrive in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1998, School of Rock has become a rapidly growing international franchise with over 280 schools open and almost 500 schools in development across 15 global markets.

Since 2009, School of Rock has grown student count from 4,000 to over 30,000 and offers a wide variety of music lessons, including guitar lessons, singing lessons and piano lessons. The patented revolutionary School of Rock Method builds musical proficiency through the proprietary Method App™, Method Book™ collection, SongFirst™ approach, and performance-based music curriculum.

School of Rock is looking for well qualified master franchisees. Are you the right master franchisee?

Founded in Philadelphia (US) in 1998, School of Rock is the world's largest and most trusted multi-location music school, with over 280 schools in ten countries and commitments for almost 500 schools in 15 countries. We believe the best way to learn music is to play music, which is why we take students from the lesson room to the stage as quickly as possible. Our performance-based curriculum is so successful in its approach to teaching children how to play music that we’ve won the acclaim of everyone from parents to professional musicians.

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. The students start by learning to play and perform the songs that inspire you (SongFirst® approach), and through that process, they will develop mastery of music theory with the added benefit of knowing how to play with others. This innovative approach is developed and delivered through the patented School of Rock Method™️ that includes the Method Books™, the Method App™, manuals, and the Method Engine™ to integrate the content. The app was designed to be used by students and instructors. It houses all of the exercises from the books, tools to practice the music skills at home, and also for the parents to monitor the kid’s progress.

As a School of Rock franchise, you’ll be able to work with a group of experienced franchise executives in a music-focused business that helps transform children’s lives and makes a difference in your community. You’ll be able to employ 20 or so professional musicians as instructors, helping them further their musical careers. It’s an amazing franchise to invest in, and there are many international opportunities still available.

Training and support

As your committed partner, it will be School of Rock’s mission to bring you unbeatable support to enable you and your business to excel in your local territory. Becoming a SOR Master Franchisee offers you:

- A proven business system in the form of complete strategies around sales, marketing, supportive system lesson plans, instruments, including the patented School of Rock Method™

- Protected industrial and intellectual property rights.

- Full knowledge and support of an experienced franchisor team from School of Rock HQ.

- Know-how on being a Master Franchisee, promoting, managing and developing a network of unit-level franchisees in your territory.

- The expertise, experience, and commitment of the highly qualified franchisor team in order to help achieve the best results.

- Ongoing training.

- Fully developed sets of policies and procedures refined over many years thereby reducing the risk of failure.

- Continuous research and development to add new rock music products to existing programs.

  • A comprehensive Master Franchise development agreement with automatic renewal (subject to fulfilling set criteria).

The International Opportunity

One of the most common ways that franchisors expand into international markets is by identifying suitable business partners through the concept of master franchising, whereby the suitable business partner becomes the master franchisee. The benefits of this relationship go both ways because neither party needs to reinvent the wheel. The master franchisee invests in a proven system and development brand, whilst the franchisor benefits from the existing business acumen, contacts, experience, and local knowledge the master franchisee brings.

There are SOR units open in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Australia, Paraguay, and the Philippines. And there are also schools under development in Portugal, Spain, Colombia, Ireland, and Taiwan. And we are searching for well-qualified candidates interested in acquiring the master franchise rights for their countries. 

Agreements will be awarded by the entire country or region to qualified candidates who ideally meet the following requirements: 

- Passion for music and music education.

- Working capital and net worth will depend on the size and scope of the market. The recommended minimum working capital of US $1 million and net worth of US $3 to 5 million (these amounts will vary up or down depending on the size of development obligation).

- Proven track record of managing an organization in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

- Master franchisees will be required to open and operate the first unit for a minimum of twelve months before they can start sub-franchising.

When you meet the School of Rock requirements you will come to fully understand the bigger financial picture, as well as the smaller details, before any agreements are signed. Part of the exploration process will be working with you to understand and best build a strategy (including financial commitment necessary) aimed at launching the School of Rock brand in your country.

If you would like to find out more detail about the opportunity then you will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement, after which you will be given much more information to help you get your questions answered!

School of Rock’s Accolades

The unique teaching approach and proven business model were ranked in among the best franchises by reputable publications:

• Top 200+ by Franchise Times

• Top 200 Children’s Products & Education Franchises 2020 by Franchise Connect

• Franchise 500 Best of the Best 2020, by Entrepreneur

• Top Franchises Satisfaction Award 2020, by Franchise Business Review

• 1 Child Enrichment Program by Entrepreneur magazine in 2020, 2019, and 2017

• Ranked on Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur in 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013

• “Best Franchises to Buy” 2018, by Forbes, ranked at number two in its investment level

• Top 20 Education Franchises 2017, by Small Business Trends

Become a School of Rock Master Franchisee

We hope you are excited to take the next step to discover if you are right for the band and are ready to turn up the volume. If you are serious about setting up a solid innovative business, we want to hear from you. We are looking forward to hearing from entrepreneurs in the Middle East seeking a real business opportunity. 

If you are interested in this incredible opportunity, please fill out the inquiry form.

School of Rock helps aspiring musicians master skills, unleash creativity, and develop tools they need to thrive in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1998, School of Rock has become a rapidly growing international franchise with over 280 schools open and almost 500 schools in development across 15 global markets.

  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:United States
  • BUSINESS TYPE:Franchise
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