Playing the Guitar

About Me  

I first picked up a guitar 14 years, ago aged 13.  I started on the acoustic guitar and quickly become an adept fingerstyle guitarist. I then proceeded onto the electric guitar with a passion for Indie, Rock and Blues styles.


After leaving school I dedicated myself to the study of music. In 2004 I Graduated from the University of Salford with a First Class Hons degree in Popular Music and Recording and in 2009 I went on to a MA in Music (Composition), for which I was awarded a distinction.


I have now been teaching the guitar for 14 years and I have developed proven teaching methods and strategies for both child and adults pupils.

My Music    

Teaching aside, my main musical activities revolve around the writing, performing and recording of my own music.

I released my current album in Sep 2018 under my own name Ed Cottam.



































My previous album was released under the name  ‘The Gildings’ in September 2015.