October 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, announces the grand opening of its Knoxville, Tennessee location on October 24, 2015. Situated at 101 Sherlake Lane, this School of Rock is located directly on Kingston Pike. To celebrate the new school, a grand opening celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring live music from two School of Rock bands, a rock n’ rock hairstyle booth, free trial lessons and the opportunity to receive enrollment discounts. For the more curious guests, there will be a one-of-a-kind “musical petting zoo,” perfect for those who want to get an up close and personal interaction with cutting edge instruments. In addition to the rocking festivities taking place on October 28, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony with the West Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, which will also include a cannot-miss guitar smashing event.
The School of Rock music program continues to drum to its own beat with its newest location in Knoxville. The franchise sets itself apart from other institutions in that it encourages students to rock out with and support their fellow students in their musical journeys. Taking the focus off the individual and creating a vibrant team dynamic allows students to enjoy a unique, extremely passionate and motivating environment in which to develop. This integrative learning process makes School of Rock a fun and engaging place to practice and encourages kids to embrace the learning process. For over 15 years, this method of teaching has led to the concept’s growth in over 160 schools in nine countries.
“At School of Rock, our main focus is to help each and every one of our students reach their highest potential—both in terms of their musical pursuits as well as their life goals,” said School of Rock CEO, Dzana Homan. “We aim to empower and educate as many aspiring musicians as possible through providing them the best musical training and instruction available.”
“As a music lover at heart with an extensive background in business, opening a School of Rock was the perfect opportunity for me to make my dream job become reality. I am extremely fortunate that I am in a position to help mold the next generation of rock stars, while still working in a very entrepreneurial, business driven role.” said franchisee, Greg Franklin. “I look forward to bringing School of Rock’s signature performance-based programs to this community and seeing the passion and hard work of our students pay off.”
For more information on the school, visit Knoxville.schoolofrock.com.
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 160 locations in nine countries, the franchise proves that rock and roll is here to stay.
SOURCE School of Rock