Edward Dee was born and raised in San Francisco during the consciousness-raising 60s. As a teenager, Ed was already recognized as an up-and-coming songwriter and musician by SF Chronicle entertainment critic, John Wasserman, and performers the likes of Country Joe McDonald, who performed one of Ed's songs on tour.
Ed's musical career began at age 14 on, of all places, the Lincoln Park golf course, where he was caddying for a prominent SF building contractor. After the round, this man asked Ed if he wanted to take his earnings and bet them on a horse at Bay Meadows race track. Ed being a minor, the gentleman placed the bet for Ed... and the horse paid off! Asked what he wanted to do with the winnings... Ed wanted to buy a guitar! So they went to a hock shop on Mission and 6th Street where Ed bought his first guitar. At 15, he played his first gig ever with older musicians who took Ed under their wing and schooled him in the San Francisco music scene.
The musical artists that have influenced the development of Edward's own unique style are... Paul Simon, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Sting, Carlos Santana, Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Country Joe McDonald, and Garth Webber.
A Performing Artist...
Edward Dee has 3 professionally produced CDs of his original music. His CDs feature some of the best musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ed performs live in and around Corvallis, Oregon and in the SF Bay Area... as a solo singer/songwriter; ...as the other half of a duo with accomplished marimba player and percussionist, Julia Harrell; ...in a duo with Bay Area bass player and vocalist, Geoff Allen; ...as guitarist, arranger and songwriter in trio or quartet for Santa Cruz blues/jazz recording artist, Barbara Anderson; ...as the lead guitar player and vocalist with the American retro rock-and-roll band, BLUE; ...plus periodic work in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
A Guitar Instructor...
Edward Dee is also a guitar instructor with over 25 years of experience teaching students of all ages. After graduating from high school, Ed taught guitar to high school students for 5 years in the San Francisco Unified School District. He co-created a songwriting class with Country Joe MacDonald, and developed a concert-promoting course funded by the legendary promoter, Bill Graham.
Currently, Ed teaches guitar in Corvallis and the surrounding communities. He also continues to teach his students in the SF Bay Area via Skype. Ed’s students play at all levels - from brand new beginners to accomplished players who are ready and determined to take their playing to the next level.
Guitar Lessons for: All Ages... Acoustic & Electric... Many Pop, Rock & Blues Styles
Specializing in: Beginning Guitar... Developing Rhythm... Becoming a Better Soloist ... Developing Tone
A Live Performance Consultant...
Finally, Ed shares his years of experience and knowledge with you as a live performance consultant and gear consultant. Take your stage presence, tone, groove, and relationship with your audience to the next level.
Get to know Edward Dee and his music!