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The Waldwick re-grand opening event includes live music, food, free tours, an instrument petting zoo, giveaways and more! 

School of Rock, a leader in performance-based music education, announces the grand opening of School of Rock Waldwick in Waldwick, New Jersey. The event will take place at 152 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, New Jersey 07463, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT,  on Saturday, September 18. The event will offer live music on multiple stages, free lessons, giveaways, an instrument petting zoo for younger rockers and more.

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School of Rock Waldwick is owned by Susan Marlett & Kurt Haller. Marlett worked at this location for 11-years prior to taking over ownership. With her vast experience in music education combined with the latest tools and training provided by School of Rock, she looks forward to providing more kids and adults the ability to experience creating music in a group.


“I’ve been a musician my whole life. Early on I discovered the incredible feeling of playing and I knew it would be something I always wanted to do,” said Susan Marlett. “I found a sense of belonging and loved being part of a group. School of Rock combines the best of learning to play music with your friends.”


School of Rock provides students of all ages an exciting and engaging music lesson experience, which includes bass lessonsguitar lessons, singing lessonsdrum lessons and piano 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 performance-based approach, students around the world have gained superior musical proficiency, with some moving on to record deals and larger platforms such as American IdolThe Voice and Broadway.


“Susan Marlett & Kurt Haller are passionate about their community and providing opportunities for students to further their music education,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “We are delighted to have her lead this franchise and we look forward to the impact she will have on her students.”


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About School of Rock

School of Rock helps aspiring musicians master skills, unleash creativity, and develop 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 500 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, including guitar lessonssinging lessons and piano lessons. The company 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. School of Rock also has garnered the following industry awards: 2021 Franchise Innovation Award for Most Innovative Use of Customer-Facing Digital Tools2021 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.


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For more information on School of Rock visit or call 866-695-5515. To learn more about School of Rock franchise opportunities head to