Author: Rock Dojo

The Guitar Can Save the World! Here’s How.

“Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” ― Jean Paul Friedrich Richter It’s no secret the world is in some trouble. Climate change. Inequality. Mass shootings. The rise of neo-fascism and the threat of nuclear war. These days, the headlines read like a recipe for the apocalypse. As a result, people are […]

Grow Your Teaching Studio with Group Guitar Lessons

If you’re a guitar instructor interested in leveraging your time, reaching more students,  and maximizing your impact, then this article is perfect for you! Private Lessons: A Flawed Business Model When I first started teaching guitar, I followed the usual path filling my schedule with private lessons. As my reputation grew, my student roster quickly ballooned. […]

Write a Great Guitar Riff in Two Minutes or Less!

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been playing the guitar for 10 days or 10 years, you can write a great guitar riff if you follow this simple guide to writing great guitar riffs! 1. Choose a Rhythm for Your Guitar Riff A great guitar riff begins with a great rhythm. If you’re beginning guitarist, I […]

One Easy Trick for Instant Metal Guitar!

If you want to capture the passion and the fury of metal guitar, then you must learn to play the galloping rhythm!  What is the Galloping Rhythm for Guitar? The galloping rhythm mimics the sound of a horse’s hooves hitting the ground. For that reason, legendary heavy metal bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Black […]

After-School Group Guitar Lessons at Irvington School

The Rock Dojo after-school group guitar lessons for kids return to Irvington School on October 5, 2017! About Irvington Elementary School Originally constructed in 1905, Irvington Elementary School was named after Captain William Irvington who owned a racetrack near Irvington Park in NE Portland, OR. Irvington School is famous for its vaunted murals by artist […]