The musical education franchise’s first Irish school will open summer 2021.
School of Rock, a performance-based music education franchise, is expanding into Ireland with the signing of the first area development agreement in the country.
Signed with existing franchise owners Stephen Kennedy and Lloyd Gerry, the deal stipulates that the pair will open four locations in Ireland across the next four years; with the first to open its doors in Dublin in early summer 2021.
“Opening in Ireland is incredibly meaningful, as we both have roots in Ireland,” said Kennedy. “We see School of Rock not just as a business opportunity, but as a way to truly make a difference in both kids and adult lives.”
Ireland will be the 15th country that School of Rock is either open or in development in, and the brand currently has 276 schools open and operating in countries like the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, and Australia.
“Ireland has such an incredible rock history, giving us such stars as U2 and Thin Lizzy among others, and we are thrilled for School of Rock to have a presence in this country and help support the next generation of artists,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “Steve and Lloyd have already made such a positive impact on students in the Greenwich community, and with their Irish roots and devotion to the School of Rock brand, they are the ideal candidates to lead this expansion.”