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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.


Rock Dojo Founder, Brian Parham, Joins the D’Addario Brand Ambassador Team

Rock Dojo founder, Brian Parham, recently joined the D'Addario team of Endorsing Artists & Brand Ambassadors. When we think about brilliant artists like Gary Clark Jr., Nita Strauss, & Guthrie Govan who are part of the D'Addario team, we're filled with gratitude & humility to represent a brand we love ...
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Rock Dojo Students of the Month | September 2019

  At the Rock Dojo, we love to reward our students' hard work, positive attitude, and musical progress on the guitar. Whether they're helping other students during the Rock Dojo after-school group guitar classes in Portland, OR, or meticulously tracking their progress in the practice room, our students of the ...
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Rock Dojo | Program Overview Webinar

In case you missed it, Rock Dojo founders, Brian & Sophie Parham, hosted their very first webinar on Monday, September 30. The webinar was their way of creating good and open communication with the parents of students in the Rock Dojo after-school rock guitar program in Portland, OR. Why Host ...
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A Personal Journey To Music

We've all heard about the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument. For example, I can point to studies that have found the following benefits for students who play a musical instrument: Enjoy greater thinking skills such as the ability to apply knowledge, visual solutions, and abstract reasoning (Rauscher, ...
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Three-Chord Rock Guitar Songs

Sure, there are a million things you can learn on the guitar. And if you love the guitar enough, you'll spend the rest of your life discovering some of those things. But the truth is, you don't need to be Eddie Van Halen if you want to rock! Three-chord shapes, ...
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Arts In Education Week

On September 5, 2019, Oregon State Governor, Kate Brown, proclaimed this week Arts in Education Week! Why is Arts Education So Vital to Today's Kids? According to State Governor, Kate Brown, arts education helps students: Promote creative self-expression enabling meaningful individual expression. Engage their creative imagination through whole-child learning. Improve ...
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After-School Group Guitar Lessons At Capitol Hill Elementary School

The Rock Dojo is now offering after-school group guitar lessons at Capitol Hill Elementary School! The first day of class begins on October 3, 2019, from 2:15 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. in room 203. Capitol Hill Elementary does not sponsor the Rock Dojo, but it will host our after-school guitar ...
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Which Guitar Should I Get? Acoustic vs. Electric

  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: ...
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How To Convince Your Friends You’re A Guitar God In 5 Easy Steps

It takes years of hard work, sweat, and toil in the practice room and on the bandstand to master guitar! There are no shortcuts to mastery, and I'm not here to tell you any different. That being said, you can still learn enough in a few weeks—or even a few ...
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The Rock Dojo Student of the Month | August 2019

    At the Rock Dojo, we love to reward our students' hard work, positive attitude, and musical progress on the guitar. Whether they're helping other students during the Rock Dojo after-school group guitar classes in Portland, OR, or meticulously tracking their progress in the practice room, our students of ...
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Help your child get maximum results from guitar lessons for kids with these five tips.

5 Tips for Max Results Guitar Lessons for Kids

FREE Guitar Mini-Course for Kids If you're thinking about signing your son or daughter up for Rock Dojo guitar lessons for kids, then these five tips will help turn your child into an indestructible guitar superhero! List of 5 Tips to Help Your Child Get Maximum Results from Guitar Lessons ...
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Award-Winning Guitar Lessons For Kids — Enroll Today!

There is something special about Portland and music. Some of the best indie bands and songwriters from the 90s and 2000s call Portland home. This list includes The Decemberists, The Dandy Warhols, Everclear, Modest Mouse, and Pink Martini. Who will be the next generation of musicians that will inspire Portland ...
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