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

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 […]

The Guitar Can Save the World: A New Type of Hero is Born

The guitar can save the world. I know this because the guitar saved me, and it can save you or members of your community too. A Kid Without a Guitar I grew up in Exeter, PA, a modest coal miner’s town nestled on the banks of the Susquehanna River. While the winters were frigid, springtime brought the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Fantastic Reasons to Sign Up Your Child for Group Guitar Lessons!

Now that back-to-school is in full swing and students—and their parents—have adjusted to the hustle and bustle of everyday school life, it’s time to start scheduling after-school activities.  With so many after-school activities to choose from, it’s no wonder parents feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices!  That’s why I put together a list […]

After-School Group Guitar Lessons at Beverly Cleary School

The Rock Dojo is now celebrating its third year of offering group guitar lessons at Beverly Cleary School! About Beverly Cleary School Located in the Hollywood District of Portland, OR, Beverly Cleary School bears its namesake after the famed American writer of children’s and young adult fiction. In 1950, Beverly Cleary published her first book. […]