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“I watched Ed O'Brien take my son from a 10-year-old novice guitar player to someone who played at the Newport Jazz Festival and as a guest soloist with the Boston Pops. I also had the opportunity to watch him instruct the students who came in before and after him - from young kids just learning to serious musicians to adults returning to an old hobby - in all genres of music. He is that rare combination of master musician and natural instructor.” (Bob C.)

“Ed is a class act. I've been through several teachers and he is by far the best. After only one lesson I left with a lot of knowledge I could put to use!! I highly recommend Ed!!” (Brian M.)

“My 7 year old son had his first lesson last night and it went better than I could have ever imagined! My son has no prior music experience or knowledge about playing guitar. Ed was extremely patient and positive with my very inquisitive little guy. I was very impressed with Ed's demeanor and ability to keep him focused for the entire lesson. My son walked away last night echoing what he had learned and eager to practice the techniques Ed taught him.  We are very excited to continue.” (Samantha M.)

"I'm a Berklee College of Music student, and I have studied music theory and guitar for many years with this wonderful teacher. He has a very patient and encouraging personality, and is extremely accommodating for busy schedules. His skill as a player is unmatched by anyone I have come across. I would recommend no one else!” (Rachel C.)

“Very good at explaining what he is doing rather than just telling you how to do something…” (Adam G.)

“I’ve had only a few lessons with Ed and I have found him an excellent and patient teacher who has a wonderful way to make even people like me, with little knowledge of music, understand!”(Carolyn O.)

“Ed is a terrific teacher! I've been taking lessons from him for a few months on the ukulele and would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn a new instrument or improve on an old one. Highly qualified and very patient. Give him a call--you won't regret it!” (Janet A.)

"Ed was my guitar teacher many years ago when he was at Berklee. I have nothing but positive things to say about the experience. I was always encouraged on whichever topics I was interested in, and found through his tutelage, a dynamic, fun and inspiring avenue for myself on the instrument. Ed is a refined, top-quality music and guitar instructor, there's no need to seek out another personal sensei. If you are in the region, consider studying with him, it'll be the best move for your education and involvement with the instrument. Stay cool Ed! (Mike L.)

“Very talented and knowledgable player. Is kind and flexible with scheduling…” (Andrew P.)

“Never picked up an instrument before, other than a flutophone when I was in elementary school (which was many years ago). Met with Ed for the second time - I have already learned so much in 2 lessons. He is very knowledgeable, pleasantly patient & has flexibility. I highly recommend an hour lesson - it goes by quick!” (Joe R.)

"Very patient with young players! My 10 yr old son enjoys going to his lesson. He enjoys the hanging out and talking about music which inspires him to practice.” (Christine F.)

“Ed has been teaching Theo for 9 years, since he was 9 years old (my son, not Ed!). Ed is a patient, low-key, and skilled instructor. As Theo's taste in music progressed from rock to prog rock to fusion to jazz, Ed was able to challenge and inspire him in every genre. Ed also helped him prepare for his successful auditions for district and all-state bands, as well as for his numerous college auditions, and gave great advice on selecting a good college music program. Theo has been fortunate to have the opportunity to play with many talented musicians over the past few years, and he regards Ed as the finest of them all. I can recommend Ed without reservation to any parent looking for a great teacher!” (Sharon C.)

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele & Banjo Lessons for Beginners | Reviews for Ed O’Brien Studios

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