Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can hire instructors who are trained in the various music and arts that are available in your local studio. Many of our owners will act as the General Manager overseeing day-to-day operations; some will also teach classes and run a variety of programs available.

Yes. We believe many owners will operate multiple studios just as our founder, Magi Kapllani has since she opened in 2003.

Yes, we have an extensive library of all class and program curriculums, from which your instructors can build their class plans – we are flexible to allow the creativity while following our model.

Currently the initial investment for a new DEA Music & Art studio ranges from $135,000 to $213,900 including the $39,000 initial franchise fee. Other estimated costs include expenses to fit out your DEA Music & Art studio, 3rd party professional advisory fees, insurance and 3-months of working capital.

Based on the initial startup estimates, we seek candidates who have $40,000 in liquid assets to invest and $100,000 in Net Worth.

With our help to evaluate real estate, you will lease space in a storefront or free-standing center. We offer our step-by-step guidance to help fit out your DEA Music & Art studio and, in our experience, once a lease is signed, it can take as few as 2 to 3 months to open. During this time, you will attend training & start enrollment.

Typically, you will have anywhere from 4 to 6 part-time instructors plus the office manager who could be the owner or one of the teachers.

We will be able to share with you our Financial Performance Representation, called an Item 19 in our Franchise Disclosure Document which highlights affiliate performance and history. This can be a useful tool to help you evaluate the revenue potential for your studio(s).