School of Rock

Turn your passion into a full-time gig. Own a School of Rock Franchise now.

Business Type: Franchise

Startup Costs: $147,850 - $334,600

Can be operated from home: Yes
Can be run part-time: Yes


With more than a decade of experience and over 160 schools throughout North and South America, Africa and Asia Pacific, School of Rock is the leader in performance-based after school music education, and was recently honored as an Entrepreneur Magazine Top 200 Franchise. Students learn from professional musicians in an interactive environment combining weekly one-on-one lessons with structured group rehearsals culminating in a live performance in front of real crowds in real rock venues.

Through our performance-based approach to teaching music, our students are more inspired to learn, more motivated to excel and more confident in everything they do. Our series of programs are specifically designed to take each student through their unique musical journey, always giving them something to aspire to. Whether they are a complete novice or a seasoned musician there will always be something new and challenging for them to reach for. Not only do our students learn to be great musicians, but they also establish a work ethic, learn teamwork, and gain confidence that they can take with them throughout their lives.


5 Reasons to Own a School of Rock

  • Be a part of a fun, unique, and purposeful business.
  • Connect and collaborate with a rapidly growing network of partners and owners who are passionate about what they do.
  • Make a difference in kids' lives through music.
  • Own and operate a community-based business backed by an international organization that will support you every step of the way.
  • 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.


"School of Rock has a simple business model, it’s easy to understand and your first success is easily replicable." – Dean Tarpley, Franchisee: 23 schools in 9 states

In 2005…I decided to enter a new phase of my life. I saw this as the best way of teaching rock music and to participate in legitimizing this as an art form. On a more personal note I wanted to foster an atmosphere for the offbeat kids because we were once those kids. Now 4 ½ years later I have opened two schools and am happy to be part of something I really believe in…I consider myself one of a growing number of School of Rock Moguls!" – Mike Morpugo, Franchisee: Princeton, NJ and Doylestown, PA

"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. Two years later, I now 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 and have plans to continue opening more schools over the next years." – Terry Longhway, Franchisee: Dallas and Detroit  

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