Ed Finn Guitar Lessons

Ed Finn Guitar Lessons

5.0 (1)
1 employee
38 years in business

About this pro

My teaching approach: Briefly, I have years of professional performing experience (since 1966) in a variety of situations. Also, I have years of teaching experience. I was a fulltime instructor  at Musician's Institute (GIT) from 1985 until 2017. I offer live video chat classes on the internet in addition to live lessons at my studio. See my website for more information.

My guitar lessons take place in: Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: In my home studio live and in person or anywhere there is a computer, a webcam and a high speed internet connection. Learn Online Live! Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Recording and Production, Scales, Chords and Exercises, Music Theory, Ear Training, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Fingerpicking, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar.

I love music and I love playing the guitar.  I get great satisfaction from performing music with other musicians on various music projects whether it be live or recorded.

I feel very proud of students who have studied with me and have advanced their own musical skills.  Some have gone on to be quite successful in their careers.

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Hobe Sound, FL 33455
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1 Review


  • Pat Barkhuff

    I took lessons with Ed for two years. One year in person and one year online. He is absolutely fantastic. Such a master of his craft and yet also so patient at tailoring lessons to your needs and goals. If you are serious about becoming a good musician, sign up. He will transform how you approach the guitar.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I like to find out what the student wants to accomplish and in what time frame the student expects to reach that goal.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Four years of college as a music major.  Fifty one years of experience onstage and in studios as a professional working guitarist.  Thirty two years as a fulltime professional music educator in the classroom, live performance stage, and private lessons.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My standard price is $60.00 per one hour lesson.  Four one hour lessons paid in advance are offered at $230.00.

How did you get started teaching?

In the very beginning at the requests of people that would see me in performances.  It was very casual and involved teaching songs or licks.  I hired on at Musicians Institute in September 1985 as a fulltime guitar, reading, theory, and ear training instructor after several months working there as a substitute instructor.

What types of students have you worked with?

Mostly adults from all over the world.  Some want to learn songs and licks by rote.  Some want to learn musicianship and the academics involved in that endeavor.  I'm prepared to teach to either preference.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Woke up this morning....Da Da Da Da (in shuffle eight notes)

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Outline your priorities and goals as a guitarist.  Be prepared to dedicate time and care to your practice routine on a daily basis.  Be patient with yourself.  A person can get good at anything if they practice it enough and in the right way.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are my goals and expectations?  Do I have the time, the will, the energy, and the drive to meet my goals and expectations.

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