Duff Davis
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Duff Davis

Duff D.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Improve Your Guitar Groove

Lessons and coaching to aspiring guitarists (Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Classical)

What makes my lessons unique?

While everyone learns in their own way, most people tend to learn in certain ways best.

While very much a student of music/guitar, I believe I can help a lot of folks with their own musical journey and learning process!

With over 200 articles & 50 videos on learning guitar and music, playing guitar for 30+ years, gigging for over 15+ years, and have composed/created/recorded music in a variety of styles, I can help many aspiring guitarists.

Besides the guitar, I am currently learning drums, congas, bass, piano, violin, viola, cello, bass flute, and singing. In other words, while I l started learning guitar along time ago, I am very familiar with many aspects of the musical learning process!

For aspiring jazz guitarists:
I focus on improving groove (as well as theory, technique, improv, repertoire, ear training). With groove, you'll really start to sound good (and get "it") a lot faster than by focusing on complicated changes and scales, etc. Improved Groove (in any style) may the be the missing link for a lot of "students".

For those with limited time:
Just practicing/playing a few minutes every day can really create compounding results! Weekly lessons create a structure, long-term investment in musical growth!

For those starting out:
Relaxed, short daily practice and fun practice can speed up the learning process!

All the best!

About Duff D.

Jazz guitarist with a mulit-instrumental, multi-genre teaching style!


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Jan 2004 - Present


I've been a gigging musician in the DC area for about 15+ years (with a hiatus this last year or so).

Guitarist (understudy)
Aug 2019 - Sep 2019

Love Sick Musical

Was the understudy for a great musical entitled Love Sick. The repertoire was very much flamenco-inspired and the music and musicians (entire cast & crew) were great!

Soccer Trainer
Jul 1999 - May 2000

Total Soccer

Taught soccer to kids! Very fun job!

Computer Science tutor
Sep 1998 - May 1999

Earlham College

Helped people learn to program in Pascal.


Jan 2006 - Present

The Street

B.A. in Computer Science
Aug 1995 - May 1999

Earlham College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Principante con Conocimientos
Mar 2005

Taller Flamenco

Took flamenco guitar lessons (~5 days a week) in Sevilla 2x for about 5-6 months.


Most Creative Soccer Player
Jul 1989

Soccer Camp :)

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