Widely regarded among professional musicians, teachers, and students for his books' power to inspire a deeper understanding and passion for music, Damon Ferrante is a composer, guitarist, and professor of piano studies and music theory. In 2014, Longwood University presented him with the Simkins Award for his achievements and significant contribution to music education and culture. Damon has taught on the music faculties of Seton Hall University and Montclair State University. For over 25 years, Damon has taught guitar, piano, composition, and music theory.
This is what Amazon readers have said about his books:
"This book is a dynamo! It covers guitar scales, music theory, and fretboard theory (all in one) in an easy, lesson-based format. It's a great find and very useful for my song writing and music theory."
"This has to be one of the best tools I have ever read for learning the piano."
"We got our 7 year old a guitar for her birthday since she had been showing an interest in musical instruments. Neither of us know how to play and didn't want it to end up in the closet or collecting dust in some corner of the room. I found this book on Amazon and decided to try it first before investing in lessons. I am so glad I did!"
Damon has had performances at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. His main teachers have been David Rakowski at Columbia University, Stanley Wolfe at Juilliard, and Bruno Amato at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Damon has written two operas, a guitar concerto, song cycles, orchestral music, and numerous solo and chamber music works. He is the editor-in-chief of the music publisher Steeplechase Arts.
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