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Music Lessons with Jacob Jay

From: $30.00

Learn music with a pro trumpet player (Jay/Sharptet), composer, music educator (Villa Maria College, BPS), and founder & artistic director of the Buffalo Jazz Repertory Ensemble.

“Through first-class education, a generation marches down the long uncertain road of the future with confidence.” —Wynton Marsalis

The emotional connection to music that all humans share is the foundation of my music education philosophy. How I help students to experience meaningful and thought-provoking music is my job as a music educator. I believe active learning, student-led learning, and setting high expectations for yourself and your students are the foundation for thoughtful teaching. In our lessons, we will not only work on mastering the fundamentals of your instrument, but we will also work on establishing your personal goals as a musician and refining your own personal musicianship.

My Favorite Things to Teach

  • Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Baritone, Tuba, Music Software
  • Pursuits: Composition & Arranging, Improvisation, Music Life Mentoring, Music Theory, Performance, Songwriting
  • Styles: Classical, Blues, Pop, R&B, Soul/Funk, Jazz

Ages & Skill Levels

  • I work best with students ages 8 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced students are welcome

Availability & Rates

  • Lessons are currently conducted either virtually or at my studio in Kenmore, NY (following CDC guidelines for safety) If you are interested in lessons at my studio will we schedule a free 30 min pre-lesson on Zoom before your first in person lesson.
  • Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays: 4:00pm–6:00pm
  • Saturdays: 11:00am–3:00pm
  • 30 minutes: $30
  • 60 minutes: $60

Use the calendar below to check upcoming availability and book your next lesson online. If there are no bookings available, or you need a different day or time, contact me at jacobjosephjay@gmail.com to discuss.

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About the Artist

About the Artist

JACOB JAY is a professional trumpet player, educator and composer based in Buffalo, NY. Pro music credentials include:

  • Professional musician since 2008
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Minor in Digital Music
  • Production from SUNY Buffalo State College
  • Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at Villa Maria College
  • Brass Instructor at the Community Music School of Buffalo
  • Instrumental Music Teacher at Buffalo Public Schools
  • Founder and Artistic Director of the Buffalo Jazz Repertory Ensemble
  • Outstanding Band Award winner at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival as member of the UAM Jazz One Ensemble
  • Endorsed by REMIC® Microphones

Primary musical influences include Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Charles Mingus, Wayner Shorter, Stevie Wonder, Seraph Brass, Lucky Chops, Beirut, RH Factor, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Randy Brecker, Nicholas Payton, and Roy Hargrove.
About the Artist