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Rock Dojo is the only place your kids can get a black belt in rock!

Our martial arts-inspired belt system makes online private guitar lessons for kids fun and accessible. You only need an internet connection, and your young rocker can be shredding to success!

Brian and Sophie Parham, the accomplished husband-and-wife team, created Rock Dojo in 2015 to share their passion for rock guitar with the next generation of budding rockstars.

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April Panowicz
April Panowicz
My kids have never learned any type of musical instrument and they are LOVING Rock Dojo. They came home after their second lesson playing "Brain Stew" by Green Day which my husband and I loved. It was amazing! The lessons move quickly (which is impressive given that kids are challenging to wrangle without a musical instrument in their hands) which keeps them engaged, and I find them hanging out in their rooms strumming and practicing on their own without me pushing. We're big fans, and are moving into our third (8 week) session of once-a week after school lessons with Brian/Rock Dojo. Rock Dojo has some inexpensive rental guitars available and are happy to work with you on that, but we found that the kids really wanted to practice/play on their own between sessions, so we made the investment in their own guitars (you can find pretty inexpensively second hand, and Brian was happy to provide resources/advice on that, too.)
Mariah Kiersey
Mariah Kiersey
My daughter has loved these classes! The teachers a great with kids, very encouraging and make it fun to learn!
Silvia Gozzini
Silvia Gozzini
My kids LOVED the first term and are looking forward to the next term! Brian got our kids to be so excited about guitars, our 8yo asked for an amp for xmass and has been rocking it!
Travis Young
Travis Young
Brian and RockDojo are amazing! I met Brian and Sophie at our elementary school through a class my son attends. I’d tried teaching guitar to my 9 yr-old son for a few years and it never really seemed to click, but once he started playing with RockDojo he got really motivated. A lot of that has to do with Brian’s energy, but also the curriculum and the way it’s structured. He starts out by giving the kids riffs that are easy to learn with one finger on one string and that are well known, like TNT, Iron Man, 7 Nation Army, etc., and once they get those down he moves to open string bar chord songs like Louie Louie and Wild Thing. My son has been in the class 3 weeks and he’s now figured out that all the one-string songs are a lot easier to play if he plays with all his fingers. His progress is nothing short of amazing and I’m sure once the bar chord thing kicks-in, he’s going to really start shredding. Brian has really put a lot of thought into the progression of his students. He doesn’t skip over theory and rhythm or notation and tablature, and has great warm-up exercises and resources in his material, and the ability for the kids to earn belts toward a black belt is genius. It gives the kids real goals to attain. And that’s not all. RockDojo does live events. I was hosting a big fundraiser at our school and was looking for some musical talent to bring to it. The event was a Fun Run, so I wanted something really energetic to get kids motivated as they ran laps around the school. I talked to Brian and he talked to a friend, and they showed-up and played the event as a singer and guitar player. He had a whole set that worked perfectly with the event and they played three sets over the course of 3 hours. It was nothing short of epic. The kids, parents and teachers loved it! It was totally Metal and at the same time appropriate for an elementary school audience. The songs are high-energy, fun and funny. They totally rocked it! I’m already planning on inviting Brian to my next big fundraiser in the Spring. You seriously can’t go wrong with RockDojo at an event. 100% recommend!
Diwakar Maharjan
Diwakar Maharjan
Great teacher, great personalty awesome with the kids. You don't want to miss taking classes from him. He played guitar at my US World class Taekwondo Hollywood school few times and everyone loves him. GO Rock Dojo.
Ian Guerry
Ian Guerry
Such a great program. Brian is a wonderful teacher, the methods are easily accessible, the online tools are helpful and the kids loved the class
Richard Martin
Richard Martin
Great operation, my daughter had a blast and learned a lot.
Charee Filimoehala
Charee Filimoehala
My nine year old is loving his after-school lessons with the Rock Dojo program. He is excited to show us what he had learned on the guitar at the end of each session and is gaining a wider appreciation for music. Thanks Brian!
Kathleen Dixon
Kathleen Dixon
I bought these lessons for my grandson who lives in Colorado. He thought the lessons were awesome and would totally recommend this to all his guitar buddies!
Jay Nalbach
Jay Nalbach
I decided to attend my son's classes with Brian right from the start (we've done 4 classes so far) and I was amazed at the level of detail, insight but most of all, FUN that the Rock Dojo provides. I played a bunch of instruments as a kid from 3-11 grade, and I really liked getting awesome refreshers of music through the lens of the guitar. Be warned however, following your first attendance with your little person, you may end up buying a tidy collection of amps, guitars, basses and pedals. It's massively addictive and tons of fun to understand the process and watch the kids grow as they pick up techniques, read music and start playing riffs of some of the best music out there.

Brian Parham co-founded and created Rock Dojo, an award-winning guitar program for kids. His list of accomplishments includes the following:

  • Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music.
  • Author of three guitar method books.
  • Creator of “Elijah & the Sacred Song,” named a top 5 finalist in the 2023 National Musical Theatre Competition.
  • 2023 IFCC Artist-in-Residence
  • Released 2022 album, “Let Me Hear Your Fingers Sing (at the Rock Dojo).”
  • Recipient of the 2021 Steve Vai Scholarship, 2018 Teacher of the Year, and 2018 Rising Star of Oregon

When he’s not rocking the guitar, Brian enjoys reading comic books, binge-watching Cobra Kai, and spending quality time with his wife.

Sophie Parham is the co-founder of the Rock Dojo. She grew up in France, where she began playing the violin and piano at age three and fell in love with the guitar as an adult. She earned a Rock Guitar Professional Certificate from Berklee College of Music in 2021. Her empathic and positive teaching style focuses on developing complete musicianship and encouraging her students’ lifelong love for music.

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions About Rock Dojo Online Private Guitar Lessons for Kids

Q1: What is Rock Dojo?

A: Rock Dojo is an award-winning online guitar program for kids aged 6-12, teaching them to play and rock out on the guitar using a martial arts-inspired belt system.

Q2: Who founded Rock Dojo?

A: Rock Dojo was co-founded by the husband and wife team of Brian and Sophie Parham.

Q3: How do online lessons work?

A: Parents schedule online private guitar lesson times through the Rock Dojo booking system. Lessons take place on Zoom. Parents can cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of the lesson date.

Q4: How much do online private guitar lessons for kids cost?

A: Lessons cost $65 for a 25-minute session and $85 for a 50-minute session. You can save $50 by purchasing a package of eight online private guitar lessons.

Q5: Can I try Rock Dojo for free?

A: Yes! Sign up for the bi-weekly newsletter to receive Rock Dojo’s free introductory guitar course for kids.

Q6: Where can I find more information about Rock Dojo?

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Rock Dojo’s Complete Series offers a flexible alternative for busy families and kids who prefer learning independently. For just $249, your child will access our award-winning curriculum and save nearly $2,400 in private lesson fees. Sign up today! Don’t forget to follow Rock Dojo on Facebook and Instagram for more fun at the dojo of rock!