Ed Finn

Ed F.

North Hollywood, CA

About Ed F.

Ed teaches: Ages 9 and up
Teaching since: August 1985
Last sign in: 5 days ago

Overview

Professional guitarist since 1966
Professional educator since 1985
Certified music instructor by the state of California
Faculty member of a famous guitar school
Guitarist for Tony & Emmy award winning actress/singer Nell Carter 1990-1995
Guitarist for gold record recording artist/pianist Roger Williams 1996-2011
Played on various television and film soundtracks
Various television and film appearances
Avid Pro Tools 10 Certified User Level

Lessons with me are tailored to you. If you want to learn songs and licks, I'll teach you songs and licks. If you want to learn the guitar in a deeper more technical sense, I'm prepared to take you as deep as you want to go.

Help is on the way. I'll teach you what you want to know.

*** Lesson Details ***
Like Burger King...Have it your way. You set the agenda. I'll help you define a goal. I'll always tell you what I think you need to work on to improve your skill and your craft.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro Tools 10
Digital Performer
Mac & PC

*** Specialties ***
Applied Harmony & Theory for composing, arranging, and improvising music.

Ear Training to learn what to listen for in a rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic sense.

Sight Reading to translate a composers musical ideas back into sound whether it was written earlier today or 500 years ago.

Photos and Videos

Free First Lesson

Experience

Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Guitar

Aug 2014 - Present
Black Hawk College, Moline, IL

Private lessons for Jazz Guitar majors taught remotely on the internet via Skype.

Instructor

Aug 1985 - Present
Musician's Institute, Hollywood, CA

Classroom instructor and private counselor since 1985.

Education

Professional Guitar

Mar 1983 - Mar 1984
Musician's Institute, Hollywood, CA

Audit Jazz Improvization

Sep 1980 - Mar 1981
Florida Atlantic University @ Boca Raton

Audit Classical Guitar

Sep 1975 - Jan 1976
Jefferson State College, Birmingham, AL

Music Education major / English minor

Sep 1969 - Jun 1971
Black Hawk College, Moline, IL

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Instructor in Private Postsecondary Education

Aug 1990
The State of California

Awards

Instructor of the year

Sep 2004
Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA

Affiliations

National Association of Music Merchants

Oct 2004
NAMM

NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

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