CANTON, Mass., Feb. 29, 2024 ~ At the recent International Franchise Association (IFA) convention in Phoenix, School of Rock, the leading performance-based music education franchise, received multiple accolades. Among them were the Franchisees of the Year award, which was presented to franchisees Jason Kline and Cecilia Yi for their outstanding contributions to franchising and their local communities.

Stacey Ryan, COO of School of Rock, expressed her pride in Kline and Yi's achievements, stating that they embody the company's mission and values with unwavering dedication. She also highlighted their commitment not only to School of Rock but also to the students and families they serve. This recognition adds to the recent success of School of Rock, including their ranking on Franchise Direct's Top 100 Franchises list and a highly commended recognition from the Global Franchise Awards.

Kline and Yi are a dynamic duo who own five School of Rock locations and counting. Their first location, School of Rock Elk Grove in Northern California, became the first school to reach 300 students within two years of opening in 2017. With backgrounds in product development, graphic design, engineering, and real estate investment, they have a unique skill set that has contributed to their success as franchise owners.

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Their passion for creating appealing spaces for students and families is evident in their approach to identifying, purchasing, and renovating properties for their schools. But beyond that, Kline and Yi are known for their dedication to music education and changing the lives of over 1,000 students across their five schools. It is this unwavering commitment that earned them the Franchisees of the Year award at this year's IFA convention.

In an interview with Jason Kline, he expressed his love for owning a School of Rock franchise. He described it as "the best thing we could have done" because it allows them to make a positive impact on society while also achieving success. He also praised the leadership team for their support and the wealth of knowledge they bring from alumni owners to help enhance their skills and schools.

School of Rock's success is not limited to their franchisees' achievements, as the company itself has received recognition in the franchise industry. They were highly commended in the Global Franchise Awards for Best Children's Service & Education Franchise and named among the top franchises on Franchise Direct's Top 100 list. This list is a valuable resource for prospective franchise owners, providing insights into successful franchise companies.

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The judging criteria for the Top 100 list included a brand's business identity, business plan, training and support, and ability to innovate in an ever-changing market. School of Rock's ranking on this list, along with their other recent accolades, is a testament to the company's strength, franchisee dedication, and overall health of the business.

As School of Rock continues to expand both domestically and internationally, they are actively seeking out prospective franchise owners. Those interested can visit or attend an upcoming School of Rock Franchising 101 webinar to learn more about this exciting opportunity. With a strong brand identity, dedicated franchisees like Kline and Yi, and a commitment to positively impacting lives through music education, School of Rock is sure to continue its success in the franchising world.
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