School of Rock student drumming on stage

School of Rock Expands North American Presence with Franchise Opportunities in Toronto

School of Rock is looking to expand its franchising opportunities in Toronto, Ontario.

“Toronto has a dynamic, inclusive, and evolving music scene. The city is home to a multicultural community with deep adoration for music and art. The city encompasses diverse genres, including rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, classical, and indie, and is known for various live music venues, festivals, and educational institutions with many famous artists, like Rush,” said Stacey Ryan, COO of School of Rock. “Toronto students will thrive in our performance-based music education program, which focuses on equipping and encouraging students of all ages and skill levels to learn and love music. As School of Rock continues to grow and expand, we’re excited to provide more access to music resources for youth in Toronto.”

With more than two decades of experience, School of Rock offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to quickly plug into a global brand with a proven business model. A testament to its mission and culture is that many of its franchise owners started their journey as parents of students enrolled in School of Rock programs. Through the power of music, prospective franchise owners have the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of students and their communities as a whole.

School of Rock in Markham, Ontario performing in the community

Shelly Davine is one of two franchise owners in the Greater Toronto area. She opened her School of Rock Markham location in 2016 with her late husband after they spent many years together as musicians and deep lovers of music. The school has seen great success, helping hundreds of students become more confident in themselves on stage and in life. Davine’s location was the first in the country to have a student accepted into the School of Rock AllStar Program, a prestigious annual program that chooses top students worldwide through auditions to perform on tour across the United States, and this year two Markham students have been accepted for the 10-day tour. School of Rock Streetsville in Mississauga, owned by Paula Carvalho, is the second location in the Toronto area making a lasting impression on the students through music education. Both schools continue to grow and bring students together no matter their age or background, a true example that “Music is a universal language.” The schools are a glimpse of the opportunities available to prospective owners looking for creative and fun ways to change the lives of many in Canada.

“Opening School of Rock Markham has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. Music has always had a special place in my heart, and when I found School of Rock, I knew it was where I was supposed to be. This program is all about speaking from the heart and creating a safe space for students to grow, learn, and enhance their confidence and musical abilities,” said Shelly Davine, co-owner of School of Rock Markham. “We’ve created a strong community with an accepting and warm environment for students to be the very best version of themselves. It fills me with joy and pride to see students excel in our program and even come back to visit or work with us after they’ve graduated.”

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School of Rock is the leader in performance-based music education with over 370 schools across 17 global markets.

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