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Jay V.

Brooklyn, NY

$50/hour

Comprehensive Music Education

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 8 ratings
Jay is Excellent
— Kyle, New York, NY on 10/9/14

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The New School
Jazz Performance
Brooklyn College
Master's

Education

The New School (Jazz Performance)

Brooklyn College (Master's)

About Jay

I've been involved in music my whole life, as a performer, composer, producer, arranger and much more. My musical curiosity has led me to work in pop, jazz, classical and many other styles of music. With a BFA in jazz and an MM in composition, I have a deep understanding of a wide range of genres, techniques and practices. I firmly believe that an artist's way must include sharing their experience with students, whether they are up-and-coming musicians themselves, or interested amateurs. In my music education, I favor a comprehensive approach that covers subjects from ear training to theory to performance skills. I've been involved in music my whole life, as a performer, composer, producer, arranger and much more. My musical curiosity has led me to work in pop, jazz, classical and many other styles of music. With a BFA in jazz and an MM in composition, I have a deep understanding of a wide range of genres, techniques and practices. I firmly believe that an Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11218

"Jay is Excellent"

- Kyle, New York, NY on 10/9/14
Language:
Hebrew
History:
Music History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

I hold a Master's in composition from Brooklyn College. I have 3 albums released that feature my compositions exclusively and have a received positive reviews. I have won commissions from chamber ensembles and orchestras and have had my compositions win prizes both in school and after.

Ear Training

As a holder of both a BFA and MM in music, I have had plenty of ear training experience and have learned and developed methods for teaching it.

General Music

With a BFA in jazz and an MM in composition, and having toured and performed with groups from all styles and all over the world, I have a lot of experience in various musical styles and cultures.

Guitar

I have a BFA in Jazz Performance on guitar. For over 10 years I have played with groups from all over the world, have toured with world class musicians and have performed on a regular basis.

Hebrew

I am an Israeli native who has learned English while spending time as a child in the US. I have studied literature, philosophy and music in both languages and have developed an understanding of their nuances and richness. I have been living in NYC since 1998, and have worked for a Jewish non-profit directing construction projects that were executed in Israel. The position required not just knowledge of both Hebrew and English, but an ability to translate nuisances of meaning, and to match tenor and style to recipients on both sides. My success in the job was due not just to his command of the languages, but of the mindset and cultural connotations that came with them. Since 2014 I have been teaching Hebrew at the Brooklyn based Fluent City, and have led an overhaul of the Hebrew curriculum there.

Music History

A BFA in jazz and an MM in composition means having studied the history of Western music from antiquity until contemporary jazz and pop.

Music Theory

I have a Bachelor's degree in jazz performance and a Maser's degree in Classical Composition, so I have a thorough understanding of both classical and contemporary music theory and its application.

The New School
Jazz Performance
Brooklyn College
Master's

Education

The New School (Jazz Performance)

Brooklyn College (Master's)

Jay is Excellent

Jay is very reliable. He helped my daughter with her music paper. His comments are very helpful. He knows what he is talking about and he's clear. He sticks to his word and does what he says. As the semester goes on, we will be working with him again. Update as of 10/09/14: I wrote this review a few days ago. My daughter got her paper back today from her music professor. Guess what? She got 100!

— Kyle, New York, NY on 10/9/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jay will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11218.