Do I have to be a
music instructor or have a music degree?
No, we will train
you on how to hire certified teachers and provide the curriculum
for your school for each semester.
What are your
schools are open Monday to Friday from noon to 8PM and longer on
Saturdays. We suggest that our franchisees be open and teaching
students when they are available, after school and until early
Do you offer a
Financial Performance Representation (How much can I make)?
We do offer a
Financial Performance Representation in our FDD, called Item 19
and this document will be disclosed to qualified candidates.
We’d be happy to share this information and to answer this
question for you but a lot will depend on you as a TRU
How much do I
need to open my own school?
We look for
candidates who have minimum $75,000 in liquid cash and a net
worth of $250,000 to invest. Our initial start up investment
ranges from $133,200 to $259,300 for a full school and from
$88,700 to $184,025 for a smaller satellite school which
includes the Initial Franchise fee of $35,000 and gives you the
right to your initial training. You will have full access to our
team in all of the steps you need to take to open your own Rock
Underground Music School.
We do not offer
financing to our franchisees but we have 3rd party
lender relationships in the franchising industry and know what
it takes to open a new franchised business. We’ll connect you
with them so they can help.
The first 5
franchisees will save $10,000 and pay only $25,000 on the
who decide to open a second and any subsequent location will
save 50% on their initial franchise fee.
satellite school in your exclusive territory will be
discounted to $17,500 as well.
What is the
Royalty Fee? Are there any other ongoing fees paid to the
Royalty fee is paid monthly and is 6% of Gross Sales. There is
also a Brand Development Fund to which you will contribute 1% of
Gross Sales on a monthly basis.
Ok, so I’m going
to own a TRU Rock Music School – what do you teach?
Well, between us,
we play over 12 instruments… but, that’s not what you wanted to
know… With a full week of pre-opening franchise training, we
will focus your instruction on how to run the business, hire
staff, seek out performance venues and market the business to
develop new students as well as how to work with parents of our
younger rock stars!
Then, as you get
ready to open, we will train you at your school as well as visit
you and keep in contact with regular phone calls, training
sessions and conferences.
important things you should know:
We will continue
to support you helping you choose the right advertising and
market your school and The Rock Underground brand in the local
We update and
develop our curriculums for your use, keeping up with current
music and developing our students with a good mix of timeless
classics and current pop music. Yes, you may be teaching a mix
of Rock, Rap, Jazz, Blues, Country (RockABilly), Grunge,
Alternative, Heavy Metal and even A cappella.
We recommend a
retail location with great visibility for your Rock Underground
limo and you will need at least 2500 but no more than 3500 sf of
space for your study rooms, live performance room, recording
studio, parent-free lounge and your retail shop/lobby. Satellite
locations within your territory can be opened with just 750 to
1250 sf of space for studios and performance rooms. While this
sounds like a lot, don’t worry, we’ll help you with real estate
selection and finding the right spot so you’ll have room to
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