Don McDuffie

Don M.

Philadelphia, PA

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Don delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
June 2003

To all who read this, hi. I'm Don. I've been teaching since age 15 when I started playing regularly for a church choir in North Carolina. During that time I also had the opportunity to study with award winning theatre, music, and visual arts teachers. I interned at Shenandoah university under Ricky Furr (who directed and coordinated the music production and recording technologies program) from 2011-2013. In 2014 I moved to Philly and studied under 2 time Grammy award winner Carvin Haggins and studied piano under Eric Wortham (current pianist for grammy award winner Adele). I currently teach intro music part-time at chester community charter school in chester. I'm working on a few major projects, including scoring a couple TV shows. I just want to share my gift with the world. Drive will beat talent any day of the week. I'm looking for students with drive. Talent will find you. Bring your drive, I'll do the rest.

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Jul 2014 - Present
Chester Community Charter School

I teach beginning music and music theory to students age 5-15 in a classroom setting. I have an average of 20-25 students per class.


Music Composition
Aug 2007 - Jul 2009
Southeastern Community College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


May 2013

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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7 Reviews

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T Apr 14, 2016

It was an enlightening experience. Awesome Teacher.

Jethaniel Apr 5, 2016
Music Performance · In studio

DON IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AT ANYTHING HE DOES. Great all around guy with ood people skillstand a ton of talent.

Phlexia Apr 5, 2016
Music Recording · In home

Don M. Is one of the best musicians I know. He comes highly recommended and has been in the music business for over 20 year.He understands Music theory and can break it down. He also has played for multiple grammy award winning artists. I would recommend him to anyone for any genre of music.

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Perry Apr 5, 2016
Ear Training · In home

I'm honored to leave a review about mr. McDuffie, person is very joyful to be around very talented in many ways. Mr. McDuffie phenomenal on the keyboard as well as the Organ/ Piano and also a fine vocalist/ vocal trainer, he's very experienced in public speaking, and teaching you how to know your audience, I would highly recommend him for piano lessons and various other public speaking in musical related teaching! Oh and I can't forget a great personality to go with it.

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Joe Apr 5, 2016
Music Performance · In studio

Don has great abilities for teaching young children. He has shown me great skills in handling large groups as well as individual tutoring.

Theresa Apr 5, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

He was very concise, to the point, and well versed. He's super personable too. I'd recommend him to anyone looking to lear anything about music. Our lesson was not about audio engineering, but vocal training and basic theory. I'm so grateful for all that I've learned from him. I'll definitely be continuing taking lessons with him.

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Kenneth Apr 5, 2016
Music Performance ·

I've known Don for some time now and he is very well versed on many instruments as well as genres of music. We've played many performances together and his talent and creativity is fantastic. He is patient and will take the time to teach you properly to be ready for your life in music.

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