About Me

John E. Davis Guitar Instructor

Guitar Lessons with John E. Davis

Guitar Instructor John E. DaivsWell what can I say? I guess it all got started back in high school and my first years of college. I got my first guitar about age 13. My dad bought me a cheap Sears copy of a Les Paul for Christmas one year and a little 10-watt practice amp. I can remember playing the thing until my fingers bled and my hands hurt so bad that I could hardly write in school.

Within a couple years I was playing along with songs I heard on the radio. I would play up to five hours a day after school. I was reading music, guitar tabs and chord charts while taking Music Theory at Tom C. Clark High School and San Antonio College.

I eventually got into rock bands in the 80’s and have played with many Texas musicians such as Kyle Ellison of Pariah and Meat Puppets as well as Shandon Sahm, Dave Derrick, Jared Tuten, and Sims Ellison. I make my own style of aggressive, driving Rock-N-Roll. I try to keep my songs constructions simple, setting up a showcase for my soloing abilities, my real strength. I write, create and record my own all original music. I also produce an engineer all material as well.

I hope you enjoy my music. – John


  • University of Texas – Arlington
    Bachelor of Fine Art Degree
    Major: Business Marketing
    Minor: Music
  • Tarrant County College
    Associate Science Degree
    Major: Mathematics
  • San Antonio College (SAC)
    66 undergraduate hours
    Major: Music
  • Silver Repair CertificationFender Music Corporation
    Silver Repair Certification
    Concentration: Custom Guitar Building and Repair
    Academic credentials are available upon request.


  • Former Music and Guitar Instructor – Northstar High School • Arlington, Texas.
  • Guitar repair and set-up man – Music Makers • San Antonio, Texas.
  • 30-years professional band experience with seven studio CD recordings.