BURR RIDGE, Ill., Nov. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For over 15 years, School of Rock has been on a mission to inspire the world to rock on stage and in life. Climbing one step closer to reaching its goal, the performance-based music education franchise is amping up to generate a new pool of rockers in Canada with at least 30 schools to open throughout the country, marking rock 'n' roll as a truly timeless genre of music.
School of Rock currently has one school operating in Canada, which opened in March of 2013 and is located in Markham, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. With two development agreements underway, the franchise has six new schools in the pipeline to be opened over the next three years throughout Ontario, Canada. First up will be a school opening in Kitchener-Waterloo, followed by an Orleans location, both of which are set to open early next year.
"Opening the first School of Rock in Canada and bringing this very unique, performance-based concept to our country has been an extremely rewarding decision," said Shelly Davine, co-owner of School of Rock Markham. "Hearing stories of the positive impact we've had on our students is an incredibly overwhelming and emotional experience, and it's amazing knowing that we've created a space where our students can feel at home and just be themselves."
In addition to expanding through North America, School of Rock is also opening its doors internationally throughout Mexico, Brazil, Panama, the Philippines, and Australia. Within the U.S., the franchise also continues to grow throughout Atlanta, Kansas City, Dallas, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and other areas.
For more information about School of Rock franchise opportunities, visit http://franchising.schoolofrock.com/.
ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK
The music school your mom and dad wished they had when they were kids, School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and up and performing with their peers. With more than 125 locations in seven countries, the franchise proves that rock & roll is alive and kickin'. For more information about the franchise opportunity, please visit http://franchising.schoolofrock.com/.
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