Edward Blackwell (Mr. Ed) comes to you with over 25 years of teaching and performing experience as a vocalist, vocal instructor and coach. He also teaches piano to the advanced intermediate level. Initially trained classically in the Bel Canto style under Dr. Harvey Marshall of Carmel, CA., Mr. Ed is accomplished in various styles and genres of music including opera, gospel and contemporary Christian, country, musical theater, R&B, adult contemporary, standards and pop.
His experience includes:
- Classical and contemporary recitals
- Studio recording – background vocals and movie soundtrack
- Vocal department tutor at Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA
- Performing on live Christian television
- Performing in clubs and restaurants such as the famous Cinegrill on Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
- Musical director/arranger for and performer with “Good Company”
- Performing in musicals such as “Paint Your Wagon, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “Showboat”
- Musical director for local children’s theater programs
- Featured church soloist
- Worship leader at several churches
- Directing small groups, choirs and bands of varying ages and styles
- Producing and co-producing and arranging music for other artists
- Being a talent scout and talent judge for several events on a local, national and international level
Having had years of personal experience, it is now Mr. Ed’s mission and pleasure to help other performers be the best they can be and reach their full potential, whether they want to sing or play for themselves, their friends and family, their church or civic organization, other local venues or pursue music as a career. All ages welcome.