Ed Pias holds a doctor of musical arts from the University of Washington in Percussion Performance and Ethnomusicology. He holds additional music degrees from Cal-Arts and the Berklee School of Music in Boston. He has been teaching Jazz History, Music Appreciation Thru Listening, and Music Cultures of the World online in New Mexico since 2005. He has performed and/or recorded as a percussionist with David Byrne, John Cage, Branford Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane and others. He is on a number of published music recordings and also published a series of articles for 'Rhythm Magazine' titled 'Inside World Music.' Since 2010 Ed has focused his music studies on the Native American Flute.