The music education franchise is further cementing its presence in this emerging market.
School of Rock has signed a master franchise agreement in South Africa with existing South African franchisees Keith Taeuber and Leigh Spaun, who currently own School of Rock Claremont in Cape Town, South Africa.
The new agreement will see the siblings open at least eight new School of Rock locations across the country in the next eight years, with future schools being based in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Durban.
“When I first learned about School of Rock, I was struck by the franchise’s ability to positively change lives and build ongoing confidence in its students,” said Taeuber. “The school’s performance-based education creates the rock stars of tomorrow while also investing in their personal growth. Leigh and I are very proud to be part of this inspiring international business that is perfectly poised for the South African market.”
School of Rock currently operates 291 locations across 11 countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, South Africa, Australia, Philippines, Paraguay, and Spain. The brand will be opening locations in Taiwan, Ireland, Colombia and Portugal in the coming year.
“School of Rock is thrilled to be increasing our franchise presence in South Africa,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “Leigh and Keith have an incredible passion for music education and students’ personal development, which is why they’ve already had an immense impact on the Claremont community. They’re the perfect partners to lead our expansion throughout the country.”