Charles Duncan's study of the classical guitar began in the late 1950s while he was a Yale undergraduate, and has been a continuing quest to discover and share, through playing and teaching, the elusive beauty of the instrument and its music. He has studied extensively in the United States and Europe with various teachers and concert artists and, in 1970, was a scholarship recipient to the Segovia Master Class in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. His debut as a concert player was in 1975, and throughout the 1980s he performed concerts and gave master classes throughout the easter United States and Canada. He is currently a faculty affiliate of the Emory University Music Department where he teaches guitar, and he performs frequently in the Atlanta area.
Charles Duncan is probably most widely known as the author of several pedagogical works, including the popular muti-volume method "A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar" and the more advanced texts, "The Art of Classical Guitar Playing" and "Classical Guitar 2000," a comprehensive manual of technique for the serious student. All of Charles Duncan's pedagogical works are available from GSP.