If you have a loved one in your life who teaches guitar for a living, these five holiday gifts are sure to put a smile on his/her face this holiday season!
1. Beat Buddy Mini: Personal Drummer
For under $150, the teaching guitarist in your life gets a personal drummer in a stompbox. Featuring 100 + songs in 21 genres, the Beat Buddy Mini is a perfect tool for songwriting, jamming with students, or teaching group guitar lessons.
2. Boss RC-1 Loop Station
When it comes to looping pedals, Boss has been the standard-bearer for nearly two decades now, and the Boss RC-1 Loop Station is no exception. For under $100, the RC-1 is straightforward looping pedal that’s easy to operate, which makes it perfect for guitar teachers who need to create backing tracks or demonstrate musical concepts for their students during a guitar lesson.
Now I admit it, this is the holiday gift for teaching guitarists who been extra good this year! Band-in-a-Box is the holy grail of backing track generators. Featuring 200+ real tracks with 38 bands, Band-in-a-Box is guaranteed to transform any guitar teaching studio into a state of the art music machine!
4. The Yamaha THR-10 Mini Guitar Amplifier
Nothing comes close to the Yamaha THR-10. Featuring classic amp models, five effects including chorus, phaser, and delay, and an auxiliary port for jamming along with backing tracks. There is nothing like the THR-10 on the market! The crunch is crunchier and the tone is—errr—tonier.
5. Guitar for Kids: Rock Dojo The Complete Belt System
Featuring 11-studies for guitar, 5 Must Know Musical Concepts, and step-by-step composition guides, Guitar for Kids: Rock Dojo The Complete Belt System is a resource for guitar teachers. Its designed to help guitar teachers reach more students, earn more money and grow their teaching studios leveraging the power of group guitar classes and a proven system for teaching guitar to kids between the ages of 6 and 12 years-old.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brian Parham is the founder of the Rock Dojo in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches hundreds of kids between the ages of 6 and 12 years-old to play, perform, and compose their own original music on the guitar in after-school group guitar lessons. He’s also the author of three guitar method books including Guitar for Kids: Rock Dojo The Complete Belt System.