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Bedford Guitar Teacher Owen Edwards

Owen Edwards

Owen Edwards started playing classical guitar at the age of 14 whilst also teaching himself the electric being influenced by Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Rush. He quickly moved onto studying the techniques of players such as Eddie Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen and was teaching students by the age of 17. He studied with Shaun Baxter at the Guitar Institute and was busy gigging in pub and club bands by his 18th birthday. 


Owen was active in the rock scene during this period writing and session playing with many seasoned pros. Owen began teaching professionally from 1992.

In 1993 he recorded the Vaughan Daniels album with renowned producer Shaun Lynch (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest) and, whilst living in London, would always be playing live at the capitol's famous venues and regularly jammed with some of the period's great players including Dave Murray (Iron Maiden) and Martin Gore (Depeche Mode). 

From 1993 until 2006 Owen taught at the Cambridge Rocktech music courses, and since 2000 he has been teaching at over a dozen schools throughout Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

Constantly gigging he gained a reputation as an incendiary rock guitarist and in 2006 launched the online guitar magazine. During this period he interviewed many of the World’s top guitarists (Guthrie Govan, Steve Lukather, Andy Timmons, Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa etc) and gained an invaluable insight into world class guitar playing. 

In 2008 he was hired to write a best-selling guitar instructional book, From Zero To Rock Hero (Harper Collins), which was published in five languages around the world. That year he also co-founded the global guitar talent search Guitar Idol.

In the years since, Owen has taught hundreds of students and has an enviable reputation as one of the best teachers in the country.

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