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School of Rock Receives Gold Award in Franchise Business Review’s 2022 Franchising@WORK Awards

Independent Survey Recognizes School of Rock for Outstanding Company Culture and Employee Engagement in the Franchise Sector

School of Rock was recently honored by Franchise Business Review with the Gold Award for best franchisor in the medium class (25–99 employees) category of the 2022 Franchising@WORK Awards. The awards recognize franchise companies with the highest employee satisfaction based on an independent survey of corporate franchise staff. 

“Exceptional customer satisfaction begins with team engagement,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “I am thrilled that my teammates share my passion for enriching lives. This recognition for category leading satisfaction helps explain the extraordinary momentum we are seeing at School of Rock franchise and corporate operated outlets around the world.”

Franchise Business Review (FBR), a market research firm that specializes in benchmarking satisfaction within the franchising sector, conducts surveys of corporate franchise employees, franchise supplier employees, and franchise owners’ employees across North America each year to determine their levels of engagement.   

Participants were asked 24 core benchmark questions related to job satisfaction, engagement, skills and experience, management, brand leadership, and culture. 

Franchises that participated in Franchise Business Review’s employee engagement research were eligible for the Franchising@WORK Awards. The organization analyzed data from nearly 5,500 franchise professionals to identify the finalists based on responses from their employees in eight key areas. School for Rock received the Gold award in the Medium Class (25-99 employees). 

“Employee engagement in the franchise sector consistently outperforms other sectors, and 2022 is no different. This year’s Franchising@WORK data showed that engagement among corporate franchise employees remains high, with 82% of employees reporting their job is rewarding and satisfying, in contrast to overall data in the U.S. that puts employee engagement at approximately 40%,” said Eric Stites, founder & CEO of Franchise Business Review. “There’s a direct correlation between the effectiveness of managers in a franchise organization and the satisfaction of employees. Franchise companies that are focused on developing successful managers have a distinct advantage in maintaining high levels of employee engagement, which translates directly to hiring and retention. We are proud to recognize the companies that have dedicated the time and consistency to creating a culture that really moves the needle.”

Find your tribe at School of Rock

School of Rock is a growing, passionate community dedicated to enriching lives through performance-based music education. Being a part of the School of Rock community is a rewarding experience both professionally and personally. We employ thousands of musicians across the world, in addition to employing innovative and passionate business people at our National office, and partnering with franchise owners who are successful business people and leaders in their communities. To learn more and view available career opportunities, please visit


School of Rock's concept is more potent than traditional music programs, combining private lessons powered by the patented School of Rock Method with weekly ensemble practices. Students learn theory, practice, and life skills through intensive, but fun preparation for live shows in real venues. Group learning teaches both technical and soft skills and this revolutionary approach increases retention, results, and brand consideration. The program serves children as young as four years old through grandparents who want to release their inner rock star. This core program, combined with camps, workshops, global touring opportunities, and other special events is helping us build the largest community of music creators in the world.

School of Rock understands what it takes to succeed and has a proven track record going back to the mid-’90s. Over the years, it has developed the techniques, the business processes, and the franchisee-centric culture that provides franchisees a blueprint for their own success. It is excited and passionate about its current international growth and future potential. The criteria is 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.

School of Rock is searching for well-qualified candidates interested in acquiring the master franchise rights for their countries. Whether it be the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Japan, Korea, or Singapore, among others, there is an opportunity to bring the most revolutionary music education school in the world home to your country. To learn more head to

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