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Your Teacher...


  • 20 years private and group teaching experience in Boston, New York City & Nashville.

  • 2002 Berklee College Of Music Graduate (B.M.) with background in music education, elementary classroom methods & guitar performance. 

  • Former adjunct guitar instructor for Regis College.

  • 2 year music faculty internships in Massachusetts public schools. 

  • Patient, relaxed teaching style with lessons catered to the individual.

  • Convenient Riverside Village studio location in Inglewood, TN on the east side. 

  • Nashville area lessons in your home available in Bellevue, Franklin, Brentwood & more. 

  • Reasonable rates & flexible scheduling. 

  • Well-versed in many popular genres including rock, r&b, country, folk & jazz. 

  • All ages! Beginners welcome! 

Extensive major/indie studio & touring experience all over the world. Featured in Guitar Player magazine. Television appearances include The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly, BBC Radio 2 and more. Touring experience supporting John Mayer, The Dixie Chicks, One Direction, The Fray, Cheap Trick, Train & Camper Van Beethoven among many others. 

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What They're Saying...


"Combining a no-nonsense approach to fundamentals with a sensitivity to each student's unique musical aspirations, Jay took my two children from novices to skilled, enthusiastic, lifelong players. After nine years, he continues to be a musical mentor and lifelong friend. I have recommended him frequently and enthusiastically and everyone has been similarly impressed." 

Janis Washburn - Boston, MA

"My 13 year old son was a complete beginner when he started taking lesson with Jay. Jay is a very patient and enthusiastic teacher. His knowledge and love of the guitar shine through, making every lesson a productive learning experience and tons of fun. He's great with new and experienced students and certainly turned my son into a very competent player!" 


Susan Weil - Brooklyn, New York

"Jay is a passionate, fun and specific teacher. Never having had lessons before, I felt truly inspired by him to do the necessary work on my own to come back every week and grow under his teaching. He was well worth the 45 minute train ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn!" 

Alexandra Siegal - New York, New York

"Our son took guitar lessons from Jay for six years! That length of time sums up just how wonderful an experience it was. We all agree that Jay made it interesting, challenging and most importantly fun!" 


Joan Sands - Boston, MA




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