School of Rock International Franchising

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International Franchising Opportunities at School of Rock


School of Rock is the largest music education franchise in the world. Headquartered in the U.S. with three offices in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, we have expanded to 15 countries across the globe in our more than two decades of operation. Our patented, 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 to top industry publications. With over 300 music schools, we have embarked on a global growth initiative. 

We are searching for well-qualified candidates interested in acquiring the master franchise rights for their countries. Whether it be the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Japan, South Korea, or others, there is an opportunity for launching School of Rock in your area. Our criteria are simple; if there is a love of Rock music and a desire to learn in a group format, then there is potential for School of Rock.

Bring the most revolutionary music education school in the world home to your country.

School of Rock is looking to expand its International footprint with qualified and passionate groups interested in a master franchise opportunity or area development agreement. 

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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. Overall, master franchising adds even more to the usual benefits found in the general concept of franchising.

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.

The master franchisee effectively becomes and takes on the role of a typical franchisor in their particular country, but with all the support of the original franchisor where the concept originated and was proven.

Existing School of Rock franchisees are remarkable people with varying backgrounds. In order to be considered for a Master Franchise opportunity, you will need some type of professional business background and a love of music without needing to be musical necessarily. Combining these elements with a passion for wanting to create, or enhance that same passion in the children who will be School of Rock students goes a long way to ensuring there is a good fit. Although international in scale, School of Rock is ultimately a community-based music education business. School of Rock seeks partners who are leaders in their community, those who are active in their neighborhoods, and those who are able to foster a sense of learning and community for children within their schools.


It’s not enough to have business skills and experience, a love of music and passion for helping children find themselves through music, and a sense of community. A Master Franchisee also needs to be able to have access to the funds required to effectively build a foundation initially, and then grow a network of profitable subfranchisees. School of Rock requires that our Master Franchisees have a certain level of minimum net worth, with the right amount of that available as liquid capital. Each prospective Master Franchisee applicant will require different levels of net worth and liquid capital depending on the country, or countries of interest, and the demographics, cultures, and wealth of the general population.

The costs vary according to the specifics of each market and the main ones to consider are:


The conventional method of music instruction is that you must master musical concepts before you play songs that actually inspire you. School of Rock’s approach is different. Students start by learning to play and perform the songs that inspire them, and through that process, they develop mastery of music theory with the added benefit of knowing how to play with others.

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It is a business that allows you to pursue a purpose
For me, I appreciate the School of Rock business beyond its financials... It is a business that allows you to pursue a purpose, be it people development, impacting your community with music and music education, be it fulfill your passion of working with music, or something you enjoy a lot. Also, the model provides you with a balanced mix of world-class franchise standards and service quality with the flexibility to develop new products and revenue sources based on local requirements.
Master Franchisee - Brazil, Spain, Portugal
The impact on the students’ lives is what I love the most about this business.
I believe School of Rock’s new approach to teaching music has provided students with greater access to learning music. The methodology is different, it’s fun, and it’s effective. The impact on the students’ lives is what I love the most about this business. We have witnessed numerous stories about lives changing for the good, all this thanks to School of Rock, the music, and the community it creates. In our continent, there are still ample opportunities to offer the School of Rock experience, and this goes both for children and adults.
Master Franchisee - Chile | Peru | Paraguay | Colombia


You can call us at (021) 671–9580 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 information on our business model and the franchising process.

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