Loog Educator Spotlight: David Mills

Many music teachers are slowly turning toward the Loog to teach kids how to play guitar – the instrument holds easy learning and kids at the heart of its design and we’re psyched that so many educators have caught on. David Mills is one of precursors of this movement.

David Mills

We’ve talked about David, our favorite music teacher, over and over and over again – but most of you probably don’t know him that well. That’s why we thought it’d be cool to launch our new Educator Spotlight feature sharing a bit more about it. Read more

Your Kid’s Brain on Music Infographic – Updated 2015 Version

Music helps kids grow upWe’re really busy at Loog HQ working on some very, very cool new stuff we’ll be showing you shortly. (By the way, if you’re the nostalgic type, we recommend you take a long, hard look at LoogGuitars.com today before we finally bid it goodbye. It’s going to be legendary!)

But while you wait, we thought it’d be cool to update one of the posts you guys have shared the most: our “Your Kid’s Brain on Music” infographic from way back when. We’ve revamped its style and design, as well as laid it out in web form so you can access all of the information in a jiffy. But, amazingly, the “info” part of it remains the same – learning to play music still plays a huge part in brain development and all of its side-effects continue to blow people’s minds today.

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New Fender Amps Now Available at the Loog Store!

We’ve had plans to include amps in our online store ever since we first started shipping the Electric Loog Guitar and that day is finally here! And we’re talking about Fender amps to boot 😉

The most observant of you may have already noticed a couple new additions to the store during these last couple of days. And those of you who haven’t, here’s the deal: you can now purchase a Fender® MD-20 Mini Deluxe™ Amplifier, a Fender® Mini Tone-Master™ Amplifier, and a Fender® Performance 10′ Right Angle Guitar Cable right here at the Loog Store.

Fender amps for Loog Guitar

You’ll be amazed at how awesome your Electric Loog Guitar will sound with these two babies. Both one-watt, single-channel mini amps com with dual 2″ speakers, dedicated tones, volume and gain controls as well as 1/4″ headphone jack and 9V adapter jack. Just choose whether you wish to go the contemporary route or stick to something a bit more vintage 😉

Both amps are already available at the Loog Store.

Loog Guitars with David Mills at the WOS Day Camp

We recently checked in with our favorite music teacher, David Mills, to see what he was up to lately – turns out he’s been teaching up a storm at the W.O. Smith Music School (WOS) in Nashville this July and even has video to prove it!

WOS Day Camp

Every July, the WOS offers a week-long Day Camp for students aged 7-11 years old, who have little to no experience playing instruments. The kids only pay $50 for the week (the WOS Day camps are funded by the Country Music Association) and, this year, got to play around with multiple instruments to see which one they liked better – Loog Guitar included!

Watch the kids play up a storm on their last day of camp in this video right here (we can’t embed it in this post). Remember – they’re playing this after only four DAYS of classes! This is largely also due to to David’s awesome DoSo Method, which the other teachers rallied around. Read more

Learning to Play Guitar with Loog and Levi’s Kids

We’re always jumping at opportunities to see kids interacting with our Loog Guitars. And with the recent launch of Loog in our own hometown, we partnered up with Levi’s Kids to teach some kids how to play guitar while eavesdropping a bit ourselves 😉

Loog Guitars and Levi's Kids

The experience was amazing – kids responded in an overwhelmingly positive way to the Loog and even dared play a few chords here and there. Our guitar teachers also got into the groove and encouraged the little ones to start playing right away. Most kids walked away excited about music and asking their parents to sign them up for music lessons. Read more

Loog Guitars at Summer NAMM 2015

Our second Summer NAMM was over way before we were ready for it to end – and boy was it amazing. Nashville’s Summer NAMM is supposed to be a smaller version of the Anaheim NAMM Show but well, you know how it usually goes for us: small is sometimes better 😉

Loog Guitars at Summer NAMM

We had a great time this year at the show and, we know we keep saying this, but we feel it was our best trade show experience so far: we closed some nice deals that will help us get Loog Guitars into more stores, more cities and more countries. We also met new friends, including some from Nashville’s songwriter scene who dropped by our booth to play for a while and left loving how the 3-string approach was making them rediscover guitar playing and songwriting. Read more