Testimonials

Written by music industry professionals and former guitar students

Praise for String Spirits
Just finished listening to “String Spirits”….Fantastic!! I especially love “Alice in Wonderland” and “Have You Met Miss Jones”….Heck…they’re all great!!

Bob Benedetto
www.benedettoguitars.com
Hello Ed,
Just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying the CD. I was listening again this morning and had to email. Excellent arrangements and beautiful playing. This is the reason I build guitars.

Dale Unger
www.americanarchtop.com
What a nice surprise to get your CD today. Its fantastic! I’ve just started listening to it (on the 3rd song now), I love it. Playing and recording are superb.

Eric Elias
ericejazz.tripod.com
Got the CD in the mail yesterday and had a chance to skip though it this morning. What I hear so far sounds great. I especially like the lushness of the 7-string. Great job on Miss Jones!

Howard Paul
Student Recommendations
I have studied with Ed for several years, and he has introduced me to both jazz and bluegrass guitar styles. He is a very versatile teacher who creates a perfect balance between being supportive and pushing his students to higher levels of accomplishment on guitar.

Dr. George E., former student & Professor of Educational Studies
Ed seems to have infinite patience, especially on one of those “bad days” when I just can’t seem to find the right string. He also has the knowledge to play any piece I may find and must know every chord progression written. Ed Acquesta has my highest regard and recommendation.

Mark B., former student & architect
As a teacher I found Ed to have a wealth of knowledge regarding harmony, harmonic substitutions, scale applications and reading. Anyone who wants to learn guitar would benefit greatly from Ed whether beginner or advanced. An additional benefit is the inspiration one derives from being witness to a truly dedicated student and lover of music.

Tim S., former student
In addition to being a great teacher, Ed is always the consummate professional. He takes the business of teaching seriously. He is always on time, is well prepared and treats his students with respect.

Eddie M., guitar colleague
Ed’s guitar lesson is always elaborately prepared to keep his student motivated. My worry about a ten year absence from playing the guitar vanished when I entered his studio. The time I spent with Ed was educating, exciting and encouraging.

Y.N., former student