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Jay H. , Guitar Teacher , Brooklyn

(212) 537-6746

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Influences: My initial influences were the blues/rock greats, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dave Gilmour etc. Those players led me to the Jazz greats, including Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, John Scofield, Bill Frisell among others. Lately my focus has shifted to more composed and song-based music. My influences in that vein include Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, David Bazan, Dave Longstreth, Phillip Glass, Arvo Part, and others. My music is also greatly influenced by a number of new experimental/Indie bands, including Animal Collective, The Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear etc.

About Me:
I have been playing guitar for 13 years, and teaching private lessons for 6. I love teaching students off all levels, beginner to advanced. Whatever your musical interests or goals, my job is to pinpoint those goals and interests, and to give you a clear path to your creative/musical self.

Teaching you to play music that you are drawn to is my number one priority. Of course that canít happen without some hard work. I will help you to create a manageable practice schedule for yourself, with clear assignments every week. Youíll be playing your favorite music before you know it!

Pre-teen, Teenage, Adult

To inquire about Guitar lessons with Jay, please fill out the Inquiry Form on this page, or call us at (212) 537-6746.


  • Private students in-home studio. Sunset Park, Brooklyn [2007 - Present]
  • Artisan Music Studios/National Music Inc. Full time guitar instructor. Boston, MA [2006 - 2007]
  • PM music/Baker guitar studios. Instructor/Retail. Jackson, TN [2000 - 2002]
  • Play professionally in a number of Blues, Rock,Jazz and Pop groups [1999 - Present]
  • East coast tour with the seed and the sprawl [2008]


  • Graduated, Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance (BM), Berklee College of Music [2006]

Studied With:

  • Tim Miller [2003 - 2006]
  • Joe Lovano (Master Class) [2006]
  • Mick Goodrick [2004]


  • BEST scholarship - Berklee College of Music [2004]
  • BEST scholarship - Berklee College of Music [2005]
  • BEST scholarship - Berklee College of Music [2006]

Recent Performances:

  • Sound Fix every monday night, solo set/open mic host [August, 2008]
  • Pianos w/ the seed and the sprawl [September, 2008]


  • The Seed and the Sprawl - "Sun Parade Single" [2007]
  • Jay Hammond - "Darts in the Dark EP" [2007]


  • BEST [2004 - 2006]

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