About DFMA

Damon Foreman Music Academy

Damon Foreman
Damon Foreman Founder/Instructor/Musician

Damon Foreman graduated from Rutgers University in 1977 with a degree in Jazz Guitar Performance.  He later taught guitar at JazzMobile in Harlem, New York in 1978.  He has taught over 60,000 lessons and clinics over his 30-year career.  His students have gone on to highly successful careers in the music industry and have attended prestigious universities including NYU, Berklee, Cal Tech, Oberlin, University of Miami, and many others.  Students have found employment at the Discovery Channel, Warner Brothers, Major Tours, Entrepreneur Music Production Services, BMI, and one is a Grammy Winner! Damon also has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Writing and Course Development at the University of Phoenix.  

In 2007, Damon founded DMFA, Damon Foreman Music Academy in Glenwood, Maryland which is on the outskirts of Ellicott City/Columbia, Maryland.  Damon teaches electric and acoustic guitar, acoustic and electric bass, keyboards, voice, ukelele, banjo, Music Tech, and Jazz Improvisation.  His staff of instructors teaches trumpet, voice, violin, drums, viola, saxophone, flute, bassoon and oboe. 

Damon has performed as a session guitarist for many groups including Frank Fosters Loud Minority, Whitney Houston, Jimmy Heath, Duke Anderson Big Band, Ashford and Simpson, Parliament-Funkadelic, Mary Wells, Frieda Payne, and the Sista Monica Blues Band.  He also founded the popular group, Blue Funk, which did several world tours, as well as the Damon Foreman Jazz Trio. 

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