Teaches: Guitar, Bass and Violin
Styles: Classical, Pop, Traditional
Specializes in: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Group and Special Needs
To Contact Jay:413.543.1002 - Ext 346
Musical Achievements:Jay began with Falcetti Music in 1990 and has over 30 years of experience as a performer and teacher. Starting violin at age 5, and by high school having learned to play and perform on guitar, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, and voice. He studied classical guitar at Hartt School of Music as a teen, continuing his music education in classical guitar, blues, jazz, bluegrass, and rock at Tulane University as well as in Salamanca, Spain, and Acapulco, Mexico. In 2000, Jay's 10-piece band was awarded "Best Blues Band" in the Valley Advocate's Grand Band Slam. Jay is also a current member of the Old Post Road Orchestra.
Approach to Teaching:My strengths as a teacher come from my 30+ years of experience as a musician, performer, and teacher. I use patience, humor, and diverse musical knowledge to help create a great experience for each student. My approach to teaching is flexible and custom tailored based on the goals of each student, their musical ability, and their desires. Building a solid musical foundation is emphasized for the beginning student. For more advanced students, things like improving technique, musical knowledge, building a repertoire and practice and performance skills are emphasized. Above all, having fun is most important. You're never too old or too young. Let's see what we can learn today and make it happen!
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