The Rock Dojo is now celebrating three-years of group guitar lessons at Rose City Parks for ACCESS Academy and Beverly Cleary students.
About ACCESS Academy
Located in NE Portland, ACCESS Academy is a school for gifted students testing in the 99th percentile on nationally normed tests in reading, math, or general intellect. The curriculum is accelerated to meet the needs of highly gifted children between grades 1 – 8 and offers students opportunities for independent research and study.
Rock Dojo After-School Group Guitar Lessons
During our after-school group guitar lessons at ACCESS Academy, students learn the 5 Must-Know Musical Concepts for Rock Guitar such as moveable power chords and the minor pentatonic scale. In addition, kids learn to play together in guitar ensembles, accompany their friends with bass parts or power chords, and how to compose their own original music on the guitar!
How Many Kids Have Learned to Play Guitar with the Rock Dojo Group Guitar Classes at ACCESS Academy?
Over the last two-years, we have been teaching a handful of dedicated students to play guitar during the Rock Dojo after-school group guitar lessons at ACCESS Academy. The students show up each week eager to learn and excited to show off their latest compositions like Attack of the Sun Dragon written by an 11-year old ACCESS Academy student.
In fact, we graduated our first Rock Dojo black belt student during our after-school group guitar classes at ACCESS Academy.
Here’s what the ACCESS Academy music teacher says about the Rock Dojo after-school group guitar lessons:
I’ve watched Brian for two years teaching guitar after-school where I work. He’s developed an awesome program that hooks kids on playing guitar and teaches solid musicianship along the way. Guitar for Kids: Rock Dojo The Complete Belt System packages the Rock Dojo progressive belt system in a workbook that presents all the skills, concepts and practice strategies in an engaging format and allows kids to chart their own progress toward rock guitar mastery. The backing tracks (free download on cdbaby, check it out) are super. Kids will love jamming with a band that rocks hard. Well done, Brian and Sophie!”
Elementary Music Teacher
Sign Up for the Rock Dojo Group Guitar Lessons at ACCESS Academy
If you’re interested in signing up your son or daughter for group guitar lessons at ACCESS Academy, download our registration form and mail it along with a check made payable to Rock Dojo to the address listed on the form.