School of Rock INFO

What is School of Rock?

School of Rock Franchising

For two decades, School of Rock has redefined how students learn music.  Their core mission is to enrich lives through performance-based music education, and the amazing experience they offer to students reflects that focus.  At School of Rock, students learn by participating in both one-on-one music lessons and group rehearsals.  The curriculum then culminates with their version of a music "recital"--a real rock show at a real venue!  School of Rock's education approach results in increased student engagement and a very high music proficiency.  AND students gain valuable other skills like teamwork and problem solving. 

This business allows franchisees to do what they love--be involved in a music business, become a pillar in the community, and shape the next generation of young musicians.

School of Rock has over 200 locations across 10 countries worldwide, making it the largest music education company in the world.  It was just named the #1 Child Enrichment Franchise in the world by Entreprenuer Magazine (now two years in a row).  If you're looking for a music education franchise company with the recognition and track record of success, School of Rock is the perfect option for you!

What Makes School of Rock Special

How Much Can You Make?

School of Rock looks for franchisees that share a passion for music and music education, but it's also important to understand the financial side of running a business. How much a franchise will earn can't be predicted, but past franchise earnings are shared in their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). FDD Item 19 will outline earnings, startup costs, and initial investment.  Click here to complete a short form to learn more. 

What is the Investment?

School of Rock costs for your initial investment for a single location range from $136,850 to $339,100. Click here to see a detailed outline of Item 7 from the latest FDD to see how your initial investment is spent. 

What Makes a Good School of Rock Franchisee

School of Rock's Executive Team

Meet the School of Rock team

ROB PRICE, PRESIDENT & CEO

Prior to School of Rock, Price served as President of Edible Arrangements, which integrates an online business and 1,300 franchised stores worldwide. Before that, he was SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at CVS Health. Price has also held executive roles at Wawa Food Markets and H-E-B Grocery. In addition to serving as a director of Walker & Company, Price is a member of the Alumni Board at Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA. He graduated with a BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University, was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and was a Henry Crown Fellow and Richard Braddock Scholar at the Aspen Institute.

TONY PADULO, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Tony Padulo leads our franchise sales and real estate efforts in USA and Internationally. Prior to joining us, Padulo served as an Executive Vice President of Global Development for BrightStar Care, the premier in-home care provider of medical and non-medical services. Before joining BrightStar Care, Padulo served as Vice President of Franchise Development for Goddard Systems, Inc., the largest childcare franchisor in the United States, and Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development for AAMCO Transmissions Inc., one of the leading companies in the automotive aftermarket industry.

ELLIOT BALDINI, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Elliot Baldini bought a $5 guitar at a rummage sale when he was 7, and he’s been hooked on music ever since. As School of Rock’s chief marketing executive, Baldini oversees a comprehensive brand support system as well as helping to craft local level marketing support for individual schools. He also works with the Franchise Development Team to identify potential owners. Before joining School of Rock in 2015, Baldini worked in marketing strategy at a variety of companies, including Guitar Center and Sears. His background also includes a specialty in eCommerce and brand development.

SAM DRESSER, VICE PRESIDENT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT

Sam Dresser grew up in a musical household and has always had a passion for music. While pursuing his music degree in Jazz Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, he began working at Apple retail stores. After completing his degree, he spent almost 10 years at Apple focusing on customer experience, management and training. Dresser has been able to bring all of his passions together at School of Rock. He has held a few different positions since joining School of Rock corporate in 2013, from overseeing technology and the help desk team to now ensuring that all of our training programs, knowledge resources, and support systems are world-class.

JUSTIN NIHISER, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even if you don’t know his face, you’ve probably heard Justin Nihiser’s music. The Berklee College of Music graduate’s compositions can currently be heard on hundreds of shows and dozens of networks globally, and his music was also used in the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and an international ad campaign for Chevrolet in 2013. Nihiser specializes in working with new schools to ramp up their revenue and profitability quickly. Nihiser grew up in Ohio, dreaming of the day when he’d be able to make music a part of his job. He was tapped to open a School of Rock in 2007, and he hasn’t looked back since.

STACEY RYAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even in middle school, Stacey Ryan much preferred The Beatles to New Kids On The Block. Later, she spent more than a decade of her career in childhood education franchises. Her enthusiasm for music and childhood education made School of Rock an easy choice.

While with Huntington Learning Centers, Ryan grew her center into the top performer in the nation, and at Goddard preschools she went on to define quality, raise standards and drive results by implementing operations to support and grow the top and bottom lines. She brings those same high standards to bear as our VP of Operations, where she works with mature schools to further improve their operations, revenue and profitability.  

The Proof is In the Performance

video

Students frequently perform live for large crowds, showing their progress and growth.

School of Rock Students Performing "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas

School of Rock Makes Memories

video

Who doesn't love a good stage dive? Our students know how to put on a show like the greats.

What Franchisees Are Saying

MAKE IT TREND
MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    School of Rock

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    207

  • start-up costs

    $136,850 to $339,100

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $49,500

  • ROYALTY:

    8%

INQUIRE ABOUT SERVICES

School of Rock INFO

What is School of Rock?

School of Rock Franchising

For two decades, School of Rock has redefined how students learn music.  Their core mission is to enrich lives through performance-based music education, and the amazing experience they offer to students reflects that focus.  At School of Rock, students learn by participating in both one-on-one music lessons and group rehearsals.  The curriculum then culminates with their version of a music "recital"--a real rock show at a real venue!  School of Rock's education approach results in increased student engagement and a very high music proficiency.  AND students gain valuable other skills like teamwork and problem solving. 

This business allows franchisees to do what they love--be involved in a music business, become a pillar in the community, and shape the next generation of young musicians.

School of Rock has over 200 locations across 10 countries worldwide, making it the largest music education company in the world.  It was just named the #1 Child Enrichment Franchise in the world by Entreprenuer Magazine (now two years in a row).  If you're looking for a music education franchise company with the recognition and track record of success, School of Rock is the perfect option for you!

What Makes School of Rock Special

How Much Can You Make?

School of Rock looks for franchisees that share a passion for music and music education, but it's also important to understand the financial side of running a business. How much a franchise will earn can't be predicted, but past franchise earnings are shared in their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). FDD Item 19 will outline earnings, startup costs, and initial investment.  Click here to complete a short form to learn more. 

What is the Investment?

School of Rock costs for your initial investment for a single location range from $136,850 to $339,100. Click here to see a detailed outline of Item 7 from the latest FDD to see how your initial investment is spent. 

What Makes a Good School of Rock Franchisee

School of Rock's Executive Team

Meet the School of Rock team

ROB PRICE, PRESIDENT & CEO

Prior to School of Rock, Price served as President of Edible Arrangements, which integrates an online business and 1,300 franchised stores worldwide. Before that, he was SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at CVS Health. Price has also held executive roles at Wawa Food Markets and H-E-B Grocery. In addition to serving as a director of Walker & Company, Price is a member of the Alumni Board at Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA. He graduated with a BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University, was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and was a Henry Crown Fellow and Richard Braddock Scholar at the Aspen Institute.

TONY PADULO, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Tony Padulo leads our franchise sales and real estate efforts in USA and Internationally. Prior to joining us, Padulo served as an Executive Vice President of Global Development for BrightStar Care, the premier in-home care provider of medical and non-medical services. Before joining BrightStar Care, Padulo served as Vice President of Franchise Development for Goddard Systems, Inc., the largest childcare franchisor in the United States, and Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development for AAMCO Transmissions Inc., one of the leading companies in the automotive aftermarket industry.

ELLIOT BALDINI, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Elliot Baldini bought a $5 guitar at a rummage sale when he was 7, and he’s been hooked on music ever since. As School of Rock’s chief marketing executive, Baldini oversees a comprehensive brand support system as well as helping to craft local level marketing support for individual schools. He also works with the Franchise Development Team to identify potential owners. Before joining School of Rock in 2015, Baldini worked in marketing strategy at a variety of companies, including Guitar Center and Sears. His background also includes a specialty in eCommerce and brand development.

SAM DRESSER, VICE PRESIDENT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT

Sam Dresser grew up in a musical household and has always had a passion for music. While pursuing his music degree in Jazz Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, he began working at Apple retail stores. After completing his degree, he spent almost 10 years at Apple focusing on customer experience, management and training. Dresser has been able to bring all of his passions together at School of Rock. He has held a few different positions since joining School of Rock corporate in 2013, from overseeing technology and the help desk team to now ensuring that all of our training programs, knowledge resources, and support systems are world-class.

JUSTIN NIHISER, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even if you don’t know his face, you’ve probably heard Justin Nihiser’s music. The Berklee College of Music graduate’s compositions can currently be heard on hundreds of shows and dozens of networks globally, and his music was also used in the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and an international ad campaign for Chevrolet in 2013. Nihiser specializes in working with new schools to ramp up their revenue and profitability quickly. Nihiser grew up in Ohio, dreaming of the day when he’d be able to make music a part of his job. He was tapped to open a School of Rock in 2007, and he hasn’t looked back since.

STACEY RYAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even in middle school, Stacey Ryan much preferred The Beatles to New Kids On The Block. Later, she spent more than a decade of her career in childhood education franchises. Her enthusiasm for music and childhood education made School of Rock an easy choice.

While with Huntington Learning Centers, Ryan grew her center into the top performer in the nation, and at Goddard preschools she went on to define quality, raise standards and drive results by implementing operations to support and grow the top and bottom lines. She brings those same high standards to bear as our VP of Operations, where she works with mature schools to further improve their operations, revenue and profitability.  

The Proof is In the Performance

video

Students frequently perform live for large crowds, showing their progress and growth.

School of Rock Students Performing "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas

School of Rock Makes Memories

video

Who doesn't love a good stage dive? Our students know how to put on a show like the greats.

What Franchisees Are Saying

MAKE IT TREND
MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    School of Rock

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    207

  • start-up costs

    $136,850 to $339,100

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $49,500

  • ROYALTY:

    8%

INQUIRE ABOUT SERVICES

School of Rock INFO

What is School of Rock?

School of Rock Franchising

For two decades, School of Rock has redefined how students learn music.  Their core mission is to enrich lives through performance-based music education, and the amazing experience they offer to students reflects that focus.  At School of Rock, students learn by participating in both one-on-one music lessons and group rehearsals.  The curriculum then culminates with their version of a music "recital"--a real rock show at a real venue!  School of Rock's education approach results in increased student engagement and a very high music proficiency.  AND students gain valuable other skills like teamwork and problem solving. 

This business allows franchisees to do what they love--be involved in a music business, become a pillar in the community, and shape the next generation of young musicians.

School of Rock has over 200 locations across 10 countries worldwide, making it the largest music education company in the world.  It was just named the #1 Child Enrichment Franchise in the world by Entreprenuer Magazine (now two years in a row).  If you're looking for a music education franchise company with the recognition and track record of success, School of Rock is the perfect option for you!

What Makes School of Rock Special

How Much Can You Make?

School of Rock looks for franchisees that share a passion for music and music education, but it's also important to understand the financial side of running a business. How much a franchise will earn can't be predicted, but past franchise earnings are shared in their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). FDD Item 19 will outline earnings, startup costs, and initial investment.  Click here to complete a short form to learn more. 

What is the Investment?

School of Rock costs for your initial investment for a single location range from $136,850 to $339,100. Click here to see a detailed outline of Item 7 from the latest FDD to see how your initial investment is spent. 

What Makes a Good School of Rock Franchisee

School of Rock's Executive Team

Meet the School of Rock team

ROB PRICE, PRESIDENT & CEO

Prior to School of Rock, Price served as President of Edible Arrangements, which integrates an online business and 1,300 franchised stores worldwide. Before that, he was SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at CVS Health. Price has also held executive roles at Wawa Food Markets and H-E-B Grocery. In addition to serving as a director of Walker & Company, Price is a member of the Alumni Board at Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA. He graduated with a BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University, was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and was a Henry Crown Fellow and Richard Braddock Scholar at the Aspen Institute.

TONY PADULO, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Tony Padulo leads our franchise sales and real estate efforts in USA and Internationally. Prior to joining us, Padulo served as an Executive Vice President of Global Development for BrightStar Care, the premier in-home care provider of medical and non-medical services. Before joining BrightStar Care, Padulo served as Vice President of Franchise Development for Goddard Systems, Inc., the largest childcare franchisor in the United States, and Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development for AAMCO Transmissions Inc., one of the leading companies in the automotive aftermarket industry.

ELLIOT BALDINI, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Elliot Baldini bought a $5 guitar at a rummage sale when he was 7, and he’s been hooked on music ever since. As School of Rock’s chief marketing executive, Baldini oversees a comprehensive brand support system as well as helping to craft local level marketing support for individual schools. He also works with the Franchise Development Team to identify potential owners. Before joining School of Rock in 2015, Baldini worked in marketing strategy at a variety of companies, including Guitar Center and Sears. His background also includes a specialty in eCommerce and brand development.

SAM DRESSER, VICE PRESIDENT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT

Sam Dresser grew up in a musical household and has always had a passion for music. While pursuing his music degree in Jazz Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, he began working at Apple retail stores. After completing his degree, he spent almost 10 years at Apple focusing on customer experience, management and training. Dresser has been able to bring all of his passions together at School of Rock. He has held a few different positions since joining School of Rock corporate in 2013, from overseeing technology and the help desk team to now ensuring that all of our training programs, knowledge resources, and support systems are world-class.

JUSTIN NIHISER, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even if you don’t know his face, you’ve probably heard Justin Nihiser’s music. The Berklee College of Music graduate’s compositions can currently be heard on hundreds of shows and dozens of networks globally, and his music was also used in the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and an international ad campaign for Chevrolet in 2013. Nihiser specializes in working with new schools to ramp up their revenue and profitability quickly. Nihiser grew up in Ohio, dreaming of the day when he’d be able to make music a part of his job. He was tapped to open a School of Rock in 2007, and he hasn’t looked back since.

STACEY RYAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even in middle school, Stacey Ryan much preferred The Beatles to New Kids On The Block. Later, she spent more than a decade of her career in childhood education franchises. Her enthusiasm for music and childhood education made School of Rock an easy choice.

While with Huntington Learning Centers, Ryan grew her center into the top performer in the nation, and at Goddard preschools she went on to define quality, raise standards and drive results by implementing operations to support and grow the top and bottom lines. She brings those same high standards to bear as our VP of Operations, where she works with mature schools to further improve their operations, revenue and profitability.  

The Proof is In the Performance

video

Students frequently perform live for large crowds, showing their progress and growth.

School of Rock Students Performing "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas

School of Rock Makes Memories

video

Who doesn't love a good stage dive? Our students know how to put on a show like the greats.

What Franchisees Are Saying

MAKE IT TREND
MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    School of Rock

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    207

  • start-up costs

    $136,850 to $339,100

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $49,500

  • ROYALTY:

    8%

INQUIRE ABOUT SERVICES

School of Rock INFO

What is School of Rock?

School of Rock Franchising

For two decades, School of Rock has redefined how students learn music.  Their core mission is to enrich lives through performance-based music education, and the amazing experience they offer to students reflects that focus.  At School of Rock, students learn by participating in both one-on-one music lessons and group rehearsals.  The curriculum then culminates with their version of a music "recital"--a real rock show at a real venue!  School of Rock's education approach results in increased student engagement and a very high music proficiency.  AND students gain valuable other skills like teamwork and problem solving. 

This business allows franchisees to do what they love--be involved in a music business, become a pillar in the community, and shape the next generation of young musicians.

School of Rock has over 200 locations across 10 countries worldwide, making it the largest music education company in the world.  It was just named the #1 Child Enrichment Franchise in the world by Entreprenuer Magazine (now two years in a row).  If you're looking for a music education franchise company with the recognition and track record of success, School of Rock is the perfect option for you!

What Makes School of Rock Special

How Much Can You Make?

School of Rock looks for franchisees that share a passion for music and music education, but it's also important to understand the financial side of running a business. How much a franchise will earn can't be predicted, but past franchise earnings are shared in their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). FDD Item 19 will outline earnings, startup costs, and initial investment.  Click here to complete a short form to learn more. 

What is the Investment?

School of Rock costs for your initial investment for a single location range from $136,850 to $339,100. Click here to see a detailed outline of Item 7 from the latest FDD to see how your initial investment is spent. 

What Makes a Good School of Rock Franchisee

School of Rock's Executive Team

Meet the School of Rock team

ROB PRICE, PRESIDENT & CEO

Prior to School of Rock, Price served as President of Edible Arrangements, which integrates an online business and 1,300 franchised stores worldwide. Before that, he was SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at CVS Health. Price has also held executive roles at Wawa Food Markets and H-E-B Grocery. In addition to serving as a director of Walker & Company, Price is a member of the Alumni Board at Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA. He graduated with a BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University, was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and was a Henry Crown Fellow and Richard Braddock Scholar at the Aspen Institute.

TONY PADULO, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Tony Padulo leads our franchise sales and real estate efforts in USA and Internationally. Prior to joining us, Padulo served as an Executive Vice President of Global Development for BrightStar Care, the premier in-home care provider of medical and non-medical services. Before joining BrightStar Care, Padulo served as Vice President of Franchise Development for Goddard Systems, Inc., the largest childcare franchisor in the United States, and Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development for AAMCO Transmissions Inc., one of the leading companies in the automotive aftermarket industry.

ELLIOT BALDINI, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Elliot Baldini bought a $5 guitar at a rummage sale when he was 7, and he’s been hooked on music ever since. As School of Rock’s chief marketing executive, Baldini oversees a comprehensive brand support system as well as helping to craft local level marketing support for individual schools. He also works with the Franchise Development Team to identify potential owners. Before joining School of Rock in 2015, Baldini worked in marketing strategy at a variety of companies, including Guitar Center and Sears. His background also includes a specialty in eCommerce and brand development.

SAM DRESSER, VICE PRESIDENT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT

Sam Dresser grew up in a musical household and has always had a passion for music. While pursuing his music degree in Jazz Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, he began working at Apple retail stores. After completing his degree, he spent almost 10 years at Apple focusing on customer experience, management and training. Dresser has been able to bring all of his passions together at School of Rock. He has held a few different positions since joining School of Rock corporate in 2013, from overseeing technology and the help desk team to now ensuring that all of our training programs, knowledge resources, and support systems are world-class.

JUSTIN NIHISER, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even if you don’t know his face, you’ve probably heard Justin Nihiser’s music. The Berklee College of Music graduate’s compositions can currently be heard on hundreds of shows and dozens of networks globally, and his music was also used in the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and an international ad campaign for Chevrolet in 2013. Nihiser specializes in working with new schools to ramp up their revenue and profitability quickly. Nihiser grew up in Ohio, dreaming of the day when he’d be able to make music a part of his job. He was tapped to open a School of Rock in 2007, and he hasn’t looked back since.

STACEY RYAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even in middle school, Stacey Ryan much preferred The Beatles to New Kids On The Block. Later, she spent more than a decade of her career in childhood education franchises. Her enthusiasm for music and childhood education made School of Rock an easy choice.

While with Huntington Learning Centers, Ryan grew her center into the top performer in the nation, and at Goddard preschools she went on to define quality, raise standards and drive results by implementing operations to support and grow the top and bottom lines. She brings those same high standards to bear as our VP of Operations, where she works with mature schools to further improve their operations, revenue and profitability.  

The Proof is In the Performance

video

Students frequently perform live for large crowds, showing their progress and growth.

School of Rock Students Performing "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas

School of Rock Makes Memories

video

Who doesn't love a good stage dive? Our students know how to put on a show like the greats.

What Franchisees Are Saying

MAKE IT TREND
MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    School of Rock

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    207

  • start-up costs

    $136,850 to $339,100

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $49,500

  • ROYALTY:

    8%

INQUIRE ABOUT SERVICES

School of Rock INFO

What is School of Rock?

School of Rock Franchising

For two decades, School of Rock has redefined how students learn music.  Their core mission is to enrich lives through performance-based music education, and the amazing experience they offer to students reflects that focus.  At School of Rock, students learn by participating in both one-on-one music lessons and group rehearsals.  The curriculum then culminates with their version of a music "recital"--a real rock show at a real venue!  School of Rock's education approach results in increased student engagement and a very high music proficiency.  AND students gain valuable other skills like teamwork and problem solving. 

This business allows franchisees to do what they love--be involved in a music business, become a pillar in the community, and shape the next generation of young musicians.

School of Rock has over 200 locations across 10 countries worldwide, making it the largest music education company in the world.  It was just named the #1 Child Enrichment Franchise in the world by Entreprenuer Magazine (now two years in a row).  If you're looking for a music education franchise company with the recognition and track record of success, School of Rock is the perfect option for you!

What Makes School of Rock Special

How Much Can You Make?

School of Rock looks for franchisees that share a passion for music and music education, but it's also important to understand the financial side of running a business. How much a franchise will earn can't be predicted, but past franchise earnings are shared in their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). FDD Item 19 will outline earnings, startup costs, and initial investment.  Click here to complete a short form to learn more. 

What is the Investment?

School of Rock costs for your initial investment for a single location range from $136,850 to $339,100. Click here to see a detailed outline of Item 7 from the latest FDD to see how your initial investment is spent. 

What Makes a Good School of Rock Franchisee

School of Rock's Executive Team

Meet the School of Rock team

ROB PRICE, PRESIDENT & CEO

Prior to School of Rock, Price served as President of Edible Arrangements, which integrates an online business and 1,300 franchised stores worldwide. Before that, he was SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at CVS Health. Price has also held executive roles at Wawa Food Markets and H-E-B Grocery. In addition to serving as a director of Walker & Company, Price is a member of the Alumni Board at Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA. He graduated with a BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University, was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and was a Henry Crown Fellow and Richard Braddock Scholar at the Aspen Institute.

TONY PADULO, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Tony Padulo leads our franchise sales and real estate efforts in USA and Internationally. Prior to joining us, Padulo served as an Executive Vice President of Global Development for BrightStar Care, the premier in-home care provider of medical and non-medical services. Before joining BrightStar Care, Padulo served as Vice President of Franchise Development for Goddard Systems, Inc., the largest childcare franchisor in the United States, and Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development for AAMCO Transmissions Inc., one of the leading companies in the automotive aftermarket industry.

ELLIOT BALDINI, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Elliot Baldini bought a $5 guitar at a rummage sale when he was 7, and he’s been hooked on music ever since. As School of Rock’s chief marketing executive, Baldini oversees a comprehensive brand support system as well as helping to craft local level marketing support for individual schools. He also works with the Franchise Development Team to identify potential owners. Before joining School of Rock in 2015, Baldini worked in marketing strategy at a variety of companies, including Guitar Center and Sears. His background also includes a specialty in eCommerce and brand development.

SAM DRESSER, VICE PRESIDENT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT

Sam Dresser grew up in a musical household and has always had a passion for music. While pursuing his music degree in Jazz Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, he began working at Apple retail stores. After completing his degree, he spent almost 10 years at Apple focusing on customer experience, management and training. Dresser has been able to bring all of his passions together at School of Rock. He has held a few different positions since joining School of Rock corporate in 2013, from overseeing technology and the help desk team to now ensuring that all of our training programs, knowledge resources, and support systems are world-class.

JUSTIN NIHISER, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even if you don’t know his face, you’ve probably heard Justin Nihiser’s music. The Berklee College of Music graduate’s compositions can currently be heard on hundreds of shows and dozens of networks globally, and his music was also used in the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and an international ad campaign for Chevrolet in 2013. Nihiser specializes in working with new schools to ramp up their revenue and profitability quickly. Nihiser grew up in Ohio, dreaming of the day when he’d be able to make music a part of his job. He was tapped to open a School of Rock in 2007, and he hasn’t looked back since.

STACEY RYAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even in middle school, Stacey Ryan much preferred The Beatles to New Kids On The Block. Later, she spent more than a decade of her career in childhood education franchises. Her enthusiasm for music and childhood education made School of Rock an easy choice.

While with Huntington Learning Centers, Ryan grew her center into the top performer in the nation, and at Goddard preschools she went on to define quality, raise standards and drive results by implementing operations to support and grow the top and bottom lines. She brings those same high standards to bear as our VP of Operations, where she works with mature schools to further improve their operations, revenue and profitability.  

The Proof is In the Performance

video

Students frequently perform live for large crowds, showing their progress and growth.

School of Rock Students Performing "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas

School of Rock Makes Memories

video

Who doesn't love a good stage dive? Our students know how to put on a show like the greats.

What Franchisees Are Saying

MAKE IT TREND
MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    School of Rock

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    207

  • start-up costs

    $136,850 to $339,100

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $49,500

  • ROYALTY:

    8%

INQUIRE ABOUT SERVICES

School of Rock INFO

What is School of Rock?

School of Rock Franchising

For two decades, School of Rock has redefined how students learn music.  Their core mission is to enrich lives through performance-based music education, and the amazing experience they offer to students reflects that focus.  At School of Rock, students learn by participating in both one-on-one music lessons and group rehearsals.  The curriculum then culminates with their version of a music "recital"--a real rock show at a real venue!  School of Rock's education approach results in increased student engagement and a very high music proficiency.  AND students gain valuable other skills like teamwork and problem solving. 

This business allows franchisees to do what they love--be involved in a music business, become a pillar in the community, and shape the next generation of young musicians.

School of Rock has over 200 locations across 10 countries worldwide, making it the largest music education company in the world.  It was just named the #1 Child Enrichment Franchise in the world by Entreprenuer Magazine (now two years in a row).  If you're looking for a music education franchise company with the recognition and track record of success, School of Rock is the perfect option for you!

What Makes School of Rock Special

How Much Can You Make?

School of Rock looks for franchisees that share a passion for music and music education, but it's also important to understand the financial side of running a business. How much a franchise will earn can't be predicted, but past franchise earnings are shared in their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). FDD Item 19 will outline earnings, startup costs, and initial investment.  Click here to complete a short form to learn more. 

What is the Investment?

School of Rock costs for your initial investment for a single location range from $136,850 to $339,100. Click here to see a detailed outline of Item 7 from the latest FDD to see how your initial investment is spent. 

What Makes a Good School of Rock Franchisee

School of Rock's Executive Team

Meet the School of Rock team

ROB PRICE, PRESIDENT & CEO

Prior to School of Rock, Price served as President of Edible Arrangements, which integrates an online business and 1,300 franchised stores worldwide. Before that, he was SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at CVS Health. Price has also held executive roles at Wawa Food Markets and H-E-B Grocery. In addition to serving as a director of Walker & Company, Price is a member of the Alumni Board at Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA. He graduated with a BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University, was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and was a Henry Crown Fellow and Richard Braddock Scholar at the Aspen Institute.

TONY PADULO, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Tony Padulo leads our franchise sales and real estate efforts in USA and Internationally. Prior to joining us, Padulo served as an Executive Vice President of Global Development for BrightStar Care, the premier in-home care provider of medical and non-medical services. Before joining BrightStar Care, Padulo served as Vice President of Franchise Development for Goddard Systems, Inc., the largest childcare franchisor in the United States, and Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development for AAMCO Transmissions Inc., one of the leading companies in the automotive aftermarket industry.

ELLIOT BALDINI, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Elliot Baldini bought a $5 guitar at a rummage sale when he was 7, and he’s been hooked on music ever since. As School of Rock’s chief marketing executive, Baldini oversees a comprehensive brand support system as well as helping to craft local level marketing support for individual schools. He also works with the Franchise Development Team to identify potential owners. Before joining School of Rock in 2015, Baldini worked in marketing strategy at a variety of companies, including Guitar Center and Sears. His background also includes a specialty in eCommerce and brand development.

SAM DRESSER, VICE PRESIDENT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT

Sam Dresser grew up in a musical household and has always had a passion for music. While pursuing his music degree in Jazz Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, he began working at Apple retail stores. After completing his degree, he spent almost 10 years at Apple focusing on customer experience, management and training. Dresser has been able to bring all of his passions together at School of Rock. He has held a few different positions since joining School of Rock corporate in 2013, from overseeing technology and the help desk team to now ensuring that all of our training programs, knowledge resources, and support systems are world-class.

JUSTIN NIHISER, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even if you don’t know his face, you’ve probably heard Justin Nihiser’s music. The Berklee College of Music graduate’s compositions can currently be heard on hundreds of shows and dozens of networks globally, and his music was also used in the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and an international ad campaign for Chevrolet in 2013. Nihiser specializes in working with new schools to ramp up their revenue and profitability quickly. Nihiser grew up in Ohio, dreaming of the day when he’d be able to make music a part of his job. He was tapped to open a School of Rock in 2007, and he hasn’t looked back since.

STACEY RYAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Even in middle school, Stacey Ryan much preferred The Beatles to New Kids On The Block. Later, she spent more than a decade of her career in childhood education franchises. Her enthusiasm for music and childhood education made School of Rock an easy choice.

While with Huntington Learning Centers, Ryan grew her center into the top performer in the nation, and at Goddard preschools she went on to define quality, raise standards and drive results by implementing operations to support and grow the top and bottom lines. She brings those same high standards to bear as our VP of Operations, where she works with mature schools to further improve their operations, revenue and profitability.  

The Proof is In the Performance

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Students frequently perform live for large crowds, showing their progress and growth.

School of Rock Students Performing "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas

School of Rock Makes Memories

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Who doesn't love a good stage dive? Our students know how to put on a show like the greats.

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MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    School of Rock

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    207

  • start-up costs

    $136,850 to $339,100

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $49,500

  • ROYALTY:

    8%

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