Testimonial:"Thank you for your easy to understand but thorough teaching style. It's obvious that you are very gifted not only as a player but as a teacher as well. You not only teach, you inspire!"
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Edward Burns, a graduate with honors from Marylhurst University has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Guitar Performance and an extensive musical background that includes over 20 years of performing and teaching professionally. Besides owning and operating his own private instruction studio for over 20 years, Edward now teaches for the University of Hawaii and The Music Conservatory at Queen Kaahumanu Center. Edward also teaches an online course for Education To Go - the nations leader in online education. His refined teaching methods, unlimited patience and easy going personality all contribute to enjoyable and rewarding guitar instruction.
Welcome fellow guitar lover! I have a passion for helping you discover your inner musician. It's so rewarding for me to watch a student progress through my guided and structured lessons. To see them smile from the satisfaction of their accomplishments. My lessons are always fun and informative. I really enjoy getting to know each student and developing a friendship and working relationship.
With today's technology, online lessons in the privacy of your home has become an extremely effective way of learning guitar. Weather you prefer live Skype lessons or enroll in one of my interactive courses, I'm always available to answer your questions and give you advice about any aspect of how to correctly play your guitar.
When you take lessons with me you get a complete music education that includes reading music, rhythms, music theory, discovering the benefits of proper technique, detailed instructions on how to practice correctly and the development of musical interpretation.
A new and convenient method of learning guitar through Ed2go.com, offered through over 1900 colleges and universities worldwide. With my online course you can access lesson material 24/7 and work at your own pace. You get 12 detailed lessons with audio and video instruction. To get your first lesson free and register, please follow the link below.
Here's what students are saying about my beginning guitar course -
"I love this course and instructor. After years of no formal training, I feel like I'm on the road from playing notes to making music. This was very enjoyable and helpful! Thanks for helping improve the quality of my life! I have taken numerous online courses and Introduction to Guitar was my all time favorite! Every portion of the course was excellent! The video and audio instruction, lessons, assignments, discussion area, and resources were all very informative and helpful. I would highly recommend this course to others. Thanks to Ed2go and to Edward Burns for inspiring me to continue learning to play the guitar".
"This was the best online course I've ever taken. I was energized by the course content and easy going style and humor of Edward Burns which brought the course to life and made this a terrific experience. It was fun to be "making music!" The videos and musical examples were outstanding. Thank you for a most interesting guitar course!"
Live Online Webcam Lessons & Group Classes. Get personalized private instruction without leaving your home! All you need is a web cam. E-learning is convenient and extremely effective.
With private webcam lessons you get four 30 minute lessons, (One lesson per week) for $99 per month. In addition, each month you can attend one 30 minute private lesson in person at my instruction studio if you live in the area where I teach.
For video confrencing classes you get six 40 minute lessons. (One lesson per week for $99) A minimum of 3 students must register for the classes to be held. The dates and times of the classes will be anounced. Please contact me in advance to register.
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Option three: In studio lessons.
Private Guitar & Bass lessons The lessons are held at my instruction studio. A typical private lesson lasts for 30 minutes. 45 minute and 1 hour lessons are also available depending on availability. Please call or email to schedule your lesson time.
30 minute lessons (once per week) - $99.00 per month
45 minute lessons (once per week) - $145.00 per month
1 hour lessons (once per week) - $200.00 per month
Questions? Please read my instruction policy or submit your question.
“I appreciate your extensive knowledge in helping me become a more proficient player in the art of classical guitar. Under your guidance, I am coming to a deeper understanding of the power that emotion plays in the interpretation of each musical piece. I feel very fortunate to be studying guitar under your supervision and would like to thank you for your consistent and detailed instruction”
I earned my bachelors degree in guitar performance from Marylhurst University in Oregon. (1990). I have an extensive music background that includes over 20 years of performing professionally and teaching at the college level. I have studied and attended master classes with some of the nations leading guitar performers and professors such as David Tanenbaum, of the San Francisco Music Conservatory, Robert Nathanson at the University of Wisconsin, Brian Wagner at Marylhurst University and Scott Kritzer at Lewis & Clark. Along with operating my own private instruction studio, I've authored an online guitar course for Ed2go.com, the nations leader in online education. In 2012 I released two solo acoustic rock albums. Testimonial
Edward has a comprehensive understanding of music theory and guitar technique. He is readily able to explain his lessons in terms even the most elementary student can understand. He's very approachable and easy to talk to. Most importantly, he is exceptionally patient! Edward has always been reliable and prepared to teach. I have learned a lot from him over the past year and continue to make steady progress in developing my own skills in reading music and playing guitar.
At 8 years old, I started out with a love for drums and so began my rhythmic development. I was influenced by my older Sister who casually played guitar and sang with her friends. Sometimes she would recruit me for some needed vocal harmonies. I picked up the guitar and began to explore sounds and learn chords. My Parents couldn't really afford music lessons for me so I learned everything by ear. In High School my music career really began to develop. My friends needed a bass player to start their band so I bought a bass and together we started learning to play our favorite rock music. I was the lead singer. I started writing lyrics and learning about song construction. By about age 23 I had been in several different rock bands. My most notable venture was with a band called the Dan Reed Network. We played a lot of clubs in the Portland, Vancouver area. We did some studio recording. But I decided that if I wanted to be a professional musician, it would be in my best interest to go to college and earn a degree as a soloist. Choosing to go to college remains one of the best life decisions I've ever made. I have found a way to make a living doing what I love.
My other life
In the Summer, I like exploring and getting lost on a motorcycle.
I also enjoy wilderness backpacking. To carry everything I need on my back to survive in the wilderness for 4 or 5 days is a zen like experience. Immersing myself in the serenity, beauty and power of nature reminds me of my place here on earth.