Edward first became fascinated with the guitar at the age of fifteen. Before long he was putting bands together and looking for gigs. The music was heavy rock like the songs featured on Guitar Hero. As time went on, his influences grew to include everything from classical to hip-hop to bluegrass, but the one genre that that made the strongest impact was flamenco.
His passion led him to Spain where, after subsequent trips, he studied with some of the greatest guitarists in the business including David Serva, Emilio Maya, Paco Cortés and Rafael Santiago “Habichuela”. Between trips Edward studied classical guitar at Grossmont College and San Diego State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in music performance in 2008.
Edward regularly performs as a soloist and with various ensembles ranging from pop groups to flamenco troupes. His comprehensive studies in music history and theory coupled with one-on-one, ‘old world’ style lessons from flamenco masters gives him a great foundation for teaching.Inquire About or Book Ed Fishwick