School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, recently announced FrontWomen, a community resource group to support women leaders, educators and professionals. The group was created by School of Rock Chief Operating Officer Stacey Ryan, and Directors of Operations Jill Livick and Nicole Canale. It serves as a platform to discuss and navigate complex topics regarding women in leadership roles. The company hopes the initiative will include all School of Rock partners and vendors in the coming years.
“Bringing women’s voices to the fore is critical for business success,” said Stacey Ryan, COO of School of Rock. “Stepping into a senior leadership role reinforced a huge opportunity and sense of responsibility to rock the boat and make meaningful change.”
School of Rock employees from all over the world attended the first virtual FrontWomen meeting. The group plans to meet quarterly, with guest speakers in C-level positions already scheduled. A quarterly newsletter is also in the works. It will include resources, websites, businesses or other women-driven initiatives that the FrontWomen community finds impactful.
“FrontWomen is an important development for School of Rock that will have a profound impact,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “We are working to empower women on all fronts, including career development, creative expression and personal well being.”
A community resource group that celebrates female artists
School of Rock is constantly expanding its diverse curriculum to include additional music by female artists. Several articles have appeared for the website about the powerhouse women of the music industry, including Celebrating Female Artists: Part 1, Celebrating Female Artists: Part 2 and Celebrating Female Artists: Part 3. Additional articles are being published in August and September to continue to showcase the power of women in music.
School of Rock provides students of all ages an exciting and engaging learning environment. It offers guitar lessons, drum lessons, bass lessons, keyboard lessons and singing lessons. Drawing from all styles of rock and roll, School of Rock students learn theory and techniques via songs from legendary artists such as Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz and Led Zeppelin. Thanks to the school’s patented performance-based learning approach, students around the world have gained superior instrumental skills and confidence on the big stage, with some moving on to record deals and larger platforms such as American Idol, The Voice and Broadway.
About School of Rock
School of Rock helps aspiring musicians master skills, unleash creativity and develop the tools they need to thrive in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1998, School of Rock has become a rapidly growing international franchise with over 350 schools open and in development across 15 global markets. Since 2009, School of Rock has grown its student count from 4,000 to over 40,000. School of Rock offers a wide variety of music lessons and also sells musical instruments and music gear through its GearSelect program.
School of Rock was awarded US Patent 10,891,872 in 2021 for its innovative music education method. They have also garnered the following industry awards: 2021 Franchise Innovation Award for Most Innovative Use of Customer-Facing Digital Tools; 2021 Global Franchise Awards Best Children’s Service and Education Franchise; 2021 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 Top Children’s Music Enrichment Brand; Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises of 2021; 2020 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 200 Franchise and the #1 Child Enrichment Franchise; and 2018 Forbes #2 Best Franchise Medium-Level Investment Award and the #1 Music Franchise in America.