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This is where you can get the latest guitar lesson for kids updates from Rock Dojo! Here you will find the latest news for our online guitar lessons and tons of free guitar lesson tips.


Top 5 Reasons Why Band-in-a-Box Rocks!

It doesn't matter whether you're a guitar teacher or a student guitarist, Band-in-a-Box (BIAB) is must-have software to take your teaching practice or your playing to the next level! Since BIAB boasts a jaw-dropping number of features, we decided to put together our top five reasons why we love Band-in-a-Box ...
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Three Must-Know Strumming Patterns for Guitar

If you want to play the guitar, then you have to learn how to strum. It doesn't matter if you're sitting around the campfire or performing for your classmates, strumming is a must-know skill for every guitarist. For that reason, we put together three must-know strum patterns to help you ...
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5 Practical Tips for Integrating Music Education into Your Homeschooling Routine

Most parents are familiar with the benefits of music education. For example, they know that children who study a musical instrument have better language and reading skills, higher standardized test scores, and improved math skills. What they may not know, however, is how to integrate music lessons into their homeschooling ...
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5 Reasons Why Zoom Online Guitar Lessons for Kids Rock!

  As millions of kids across the country and around the world are stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, parents are turning to online classes for their kids. So do how online guitar lessons for kids compare to in-person guitar lessons? We spent hours testing out Zoom's features, ...
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Online Group Guitar Lessons for Kids are Now Available!

High-Quality Online Guitar Lessons for Kids are Now Available in Group Classes Since public officials closed the public schools in Oregon due to the coronavirus pandemic, we set one simple goal: to make our award-winning, introductory-level rock guitar program for kids available to students across the country. For that reason, ...
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5 Easy Tips to Help You Homeschool Your Child

Nearly half of the nation's school systems have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, parents across the country working from home will see themselves in a new role: homeschool teachers. For that reason, we've put together five tips to help you homeschool your kids during the coronavirus ...
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5 Steps for a Great Online Guitar Lessons for Kids Experience

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on everyday lives, many public schools have closed across the country. On Monday, the White House recommended parents to work from their homes and to homeschool their children as much as possible. As parents scramble to provide educational activities for kids, it's ...
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Online Guitar Lessons for Kids

As the coronavirus sweeps across the United States, public schools in twelve states including Oregon have shut down. As a result, all Portland Public School after-school activities have been canceled effective March 12th through April 13th. Educational Activities for Kids As the public school systems are shutting down, it's more ...
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Meet the Rock Dojo Student of the Month | February 2020

At the Rock Dojo, we love celebrating our students' hard work in the practice room, leadership skills in the classroom, and their musical progress on the guitar. That's why we choose one student each month who rocked the hardest! Meet the Student Who Rocked Hardest this Month | Zoe  Zoe ...
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The 750-Hour Guitar Practice Challenge!

If you follow this blog, then you know there is only one sure-fire way to improve your guitar playing: practice. In fact, your guitar playing skills are directly proportional to two factors: the quality of your focus as you practice and the quantity (or the total number of hours) of ...
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Your First Five Guitar Chord Progressions for Kids | Power Chord Progressions

Over the last three weeks, you learned some classic rock guitar chord progressions using the open A, D, E, & G chords. This week, you'll learn the most mighty chord shape of all: the power chord! Buckle up because this rides about to get bumpy!   What's a Power Chord? ...
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Your First Five Guitar Chord Progressions for Kids: I bVII IV

Over the last few weeks, you learned how to play the most popular chord progression of all-time on the guitar: The I IV V chord progression. Then, we taught you how to play a common variation, the I V IV chord progression. Combined, those are the two most common chord ...
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