Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

Which Guitar Should I Get? Acoustic vs. Electric

Posted by Brian Parham on Thursday, August 29, 2019

  It’s official: Back-to-school 2019 is here in Portland, OR! That means the Rock Dojo after-school group guitar lessons are in full swing! At the start of each school year, the number one question parents ask us when they sign up their kids for our after-school guitar lessons is this: “Should I buy an acoustic […]

Why Portland Kids Are Signing Up For These New Award-Winning Guitar Lessons

Posted by Rock Dojo on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Portland, Oregon is no different when it comes to loving music. Portland also does not have a shortage of kids who want to learn guitar. What Portland does have are unique guitar lessons that are exclusively taught at 10 local Portland schools. Children who learn and graduate through the Rock Dojo method graduate with skills […]

Rock Dojo Guitar for Kids with Anytune

Posted by Brian Parham on Thursday, February 1, 2018

          Rock Dojo is proud to be a Music Education Partner with Anytune. You can download the songs and any of these Anytune markers files for Guitar for Kids: Rock Dojo The Complete Belt System.    Interstellar Overdrive Interstellar Overdrive Anytune File Heavy Riffin’ Heavy Riffin’ Anytune File Sunny Day Sunny Day […]

5 Great Gift Ideas for Guitar Teachers

Posted by Brian Parham on Saturday, December 16, 2017

  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 […]

How to Tune Your Guitar

Posted by Rock Dojo on Friday, September 22, 2017

Before you can rock your guitar, you need to learn how to tune it first! Why Tune Your Guitar? If you don’t know how to tune your guitar, no amount of guitar lessons will help you sound good because an out-of-tune guitar sounds like a mewling cat on a hot summer night! For that reason, […]

The BeatBuddy: A Drummer in a Pedal

Posted by Rock Dojo on Monday, October 12, 2015

If you’re like me, you love jamming along with a steady drum beat.  After all, something magical happens when a driving guitar riff locks in with a heavy back beat.  In that instance, the two instruments meld into one, and the groove is born. And that, Jack, is where it’s at! But finding a reliable drummer with […]

Theta Music Trainer – Earn Your Musical Black Belt Faster and Easier Than Ever Before

Posted by Rock Dojo on Monday, June 15, 2015

Are you on the path towards earning your black belt at The Ultimate Rock Guitar Dojo for Kids? Well, Theta Music Trainer can make the journey towards musical mastery easier and more fun than ever before. Product Description: Featuring 43-games covering sound, pitch, rhythm, scales, and more, Theta Music Trainer is a complete system for sharpening your […]

The Danelectro Honeytone N-10: Another Great Amp for Kids

Posted by Rock Dojo on Monday, September 22, 2014

If you’ve read this blog before, you know I’m a big fan of Danelectro.  And with good reason. Their products are playable, durable, and affordable too.  Furthermore, Danelectro’s amps and guitars are absolutely dripping with those sought after classic tones and vintage looks. That’s why I love them, and that’s why I know your kids will love them […]

The Danelectro Hodad DH1 Mini Amp: The Perfect Starter Amp for Kids

Posted by Rock Dojo on Thursday, September 18, 2014

Choosing a guitar amp can be expensive and confusing.  With so many makes and models, its no wonder parents often forsake the electric guitar altogether and purchase an acoustic model instead.  But if your kid is dreaming of rocking out like Angus Young or Jack White, an acoustic guitar just isn’t going to get cut it. That’s why […]

Five Tips to Choose Your First Guitar

Posted by Rock Dojo on Thursday, September 18, 2014

Choosing your first guitar can be confusing, that’s why I put together five tips to help you get the best guitar for your needs.