Eddie Collins has been teaching 5-string banjo for over 20 years. He earned a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and has developed teaching methods that conform with up-to-date learning theories. Eddie is based out of Central Texas and performs regularly with many top musicians from the Austin music scene. He has recorded three solo albums and was the founder and editor of 5-String Quarterly, a high-quality, in-depth instruction magazine for 3- finger style banjo. Today, he writes features and instruction articles for several nationally distributed music publications and conducts in-depth workshops for banjo, mandolin, and guitar throughout the U.S. Banjo Newsletter, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, and the syndicated TV show, Texas Music Cafe, which have all featured Eddie and his music.