School of Rock (formerly known as The Paul Green School of Rock Music) is a music education program. This for-profit educational company operates and franchises after-school music instruction schools in the United States, Canada, South America, South Africa, Mexico, Australia, and the Philippines. School of Rock currently has 260 open locations in nine countries serving more than 30,000 students.
Though they offer a pre-school introduction to music for children age two through six, the majority of their students are in a performance-based program where students are accepted at any skill level, with the goal of getting them on stage, playing a concert before a paying audience. The most skilled students in each school form a band and play concerts in their city, and the top students from each school compete to become a member of an “All-Star” band and tour regionally. They have recently expanded to offering career development for working bands, and “Grad School” for adult amateur musicians. Successful musicians occasionally serve as “Guest Professors” and perform with the students.