Brian Parham is the co-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 2021 Steve Vai Scholarship Winner at Berklee College of Music, and the 2018 Rising Star of Oregon by the U.S. Small Business Administration. When he’s not rocking out on the guitar, Brian enjoys reading comic books, binge-watching Cobra Kai, and spending time with his wife.
How do you use Anytune?
As the founder of the Rock Dojo, I use Anytune to organize all of my lesson plans into playlists.
As a Berklee College of Music student, I use Anytune’s “Step-It Up-Trainer” to learn note-for-note solos. This is my favorite feature for learning intricate parts, and I couldn’t complete my weekly assignments at Berklee without the “Step-It-Up Trainer!”
As an artist, I wrote, recorded, and produced Let Me Hear Your Fingers Sing (At the Rock Dojo) in a couple of weeks. By the time I finished the album, I had to relearn all the parts I played on the record. That’s where Anytune’s “loop” feature is a lifesaver!
Do you recommend Anytune to your students?
I recommend Anytune to every one of my students. I couldn’t imagine learning how to play the guitar without Anytune. It is practice perfected!
What’s your favorite Anytune feature?
As the founder of the Rock Dojo, my favorite feature is playlists because it helps me stay hyper-organized, so I can focus on growing my business.
As a student at Berklee College of Music, my favorite feature is “Step-It Up-Trainer” because I have to learn 1 – 2 complete solos up to eleven choruses in length note-for-note at tempo in under seven days every single week until I graduate!
As a teacher, my favorite feature is “speed up” and “slow down” because it’s dead easy and allow students of every level to play with the band!