Ed Austin

Ed has been giving music lessons, covering Ocean county and Monmouth county at Clarizio Music Center, for 18 years and teaching a variety of styles of music in general for over 37 years. He started playing the drums at the young age of 10 and by the time he was 17 picked up the guitar and bass guitar as well. When Ed began playing professionally in 1971, he had already mastered piano, ukulele, banjo, harmonica and percussion too.

Ed provides outstanding rock, jazz, country and folk music lessons on the following instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Bass Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Banjo
  • Harmonica

In addition to instrumental music lessons, Ed also teaches music theory and songwriting as well.

Ed believes playing music should be fun at every level and when asked to sum up his background said:

“Music is my sole livelihood. I played in successful bands through the seventies and eighties, often backing touring country stars. In 1987 I was one of the first Jersey shore musicians to embrace  new computer technology and using my own studio tracks created the “One Man Band”. I continue to perform 150 – 200 gigs a year. I am an award winning songwriter, have worked closely with two Grammy winners and and have recorded 5 CDs. Additionally, I produce demos and CD projects for local talented musicians. I believe in giving back to the community, and as such have raised thousands of dollars from the sale of benefit CDs.

I’ve played just about everywhere down the Jersey shore, notably at the Broadway Bar and Grill in Pt. Pleasant Beach where I performed weekly for 19 1/2 years. I am also very active in the Music ministry at St. Peter Church, in Pt. Pleasant Beach, and since 2012 I have taught music at St. Peter School.”

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