Ed Gerhard is one of the most highly regarded acoustic players on the scene today
His intensive yet informal workshops cover a myriad of topics and produce results in students at any level of ability. In his workshops Ed performs his own compositions and those of others to explore composition and arrangements. He shares his tips on how he gets his gorgeous tone. Above all, Ed focuses on the music and getting the most out of the guitar. Workshops are individually customized to address each audience. Special topics and advanced workshops are available upon request.
“Ed Gerhard is an amazing performer and educator”
-National Guitar Summer Workshop
- Learn how to get the most out of whatever instructional method you are already using
- Composing and arranging-the ins and outs of putting a piece of music together
- Dynamics- how and why to use them
- Tonal variations- how to create them and put them to use
- The art of accompaniment
- Exploring open tunings
- Nail Care
- Guitar set up
I left Gerhard’s workshop feeling inspired and eager to pick up my guitar and try some of his suggestions. After only a week, I can already hear (and so can my wife) an improvement in my playing. I would recommend as strongly as I can that anyone at all interested in fingerstyle guitar, no matter what your level of skill, make every effort to attend his workshop.
-Student at Ed’s workshop, Manhatten, Kansas
I definitely left quite ‘energized’ and feel that Ed has given me the tools to take my playing and arranging to the next level.
-Student, National Guitar Summer Workshop