Rock Dojo is an award-winning, introductory-level online guitar program for kids. We specialize in beginner guitar lessons for kids, but if your kid is already rocking–we can get them to that black-belt level. All you need is an internet connection and your kids can be a rock ninja! Check out one of our free online guitar lessons at the bottom of this page.


Brian Parham is the founder and creator of the Rock Dojo, an award-winning guitar program for kids. He’s also the author of three guitar method books for kids, the 2018 Teacher of the Year by and the 2018 Rising Star of Oregon by the Small Business Administration. Brian graduated Summa Cum Laude from Portland Community College with a Professional Certification in Music and Summa Cum Laude with an Associate’s Degree in General Studies. He’s currently pursuing a Guitar Professional Advanced Certificate from Berklee College of Music. Also, Brian serves on the advisory board at the Small Business Legal Clinic of Lewis and Clark College and the Small Business Development Center at Mt. Hood Community College. When he’s not rocking out on the guitar, Brian enjoys reading comic books, binge-watching Cobra Kai, and spending 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 at age three and fell in love with the guitar later on. She has been teaching music in Northeast Portland and shares her passion for the guitar with students between ages 6 and 12.