"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." Judith Pay
Instructor Edward Burns
Questions About Lessons?
Edward Burns is a graduate with honors from Marylhurst University in Oregon and has a music degree in Guitar Performance and an extensive musical background that includes over 25 years of performing and teaching professionally.
Besides owning and operating his own private instruction studio, Edward has taught music theory courses for the University of Hawaii, Portland Community College and several Music Conservatories and Music Academy's. Edward also teaches an online guitar course for Education To Go Distributed to 2100 Colleges & Universities worldwide. Over 3500 students have taken his popular course. His refined teaching methods, unlimited patience and easy going personality all contribute to enjoyable and rewarding music instruction.
Edward has a passion for helping students discover their inner musician. He enjoys getting to know each student and watching them progress through his detailed and structured lessons. Edward's lessons are always fun and informative.
"With today's technology, online lessons are becoming a very effective way for learning to play an instrument. Weather you prefer private in studio lessons, live Skype webcam lessons, or enroll in one of my interactive courses, I'm always available to answer your questions or give you advice".
"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 2100 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 Skype Webcam Lessons.
Get personalized private instruction without leaving your home or fighting the traffic! Webcam lessons are convenient and extremely effective. It's just like having a one on one private lesson!
Skype webcam lessons are 110.00 per month, plus a 3.00 transaction fee. You get four 30 minute lessons, (One lesson per week)
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.
To get started with live video call lessons Download Skype or if you already have a Skype account look me up. My handle is edward.burns5
If you're a current student, you can make your secure lesson payment by clicking on the PayPal button on the right.
My webcam students are amazing!
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.
The current rate is 140.00 per month, plus a 3.00 transaction fee. You get one 30 minute lesson per week. (4 lessons per month) Please call or email to schedule your lesson time.
Please contact me for rates on lessons that exceed 30 minutes.
Please read my instruction policy on private lessons.
“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. I have released three solo acoustic alternative rock albums. Hear my latest album "An Shay Alay" released Feb 2017
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
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 a week is a zen like experience. Immersing myself in the serenity, beauty and power of nature reminds me of my place here on earth.