About: Jay Sorce
Why do you teach? My goal is to provide well-rounded music instruction through the guitar, this includes the careful development of healthy and efficient instrumental technique, sight-reading, understanding harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic patterns, and the ultimate goal of developing a rich and life-long relationship with music. Each student is unique and I try to tailor the lessons to the individual, working together with them to find music that is both challenging and exciting.
Teaching Biography: Jay is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, University of Arizona, and Stony Brook University, where he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He has taught at the college level at SUNY Stony Brook and Suffolk County Community College, as well as privately. He has been teaching at Turtle Bay Music School since 2015.
Performance Biography: A classical guitarist noted for his unique blend of refinement, intensity, and virtuosic technique, Jay Sorce has performed throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico and Germany as soloist and chamber musician. Highlight appearances include solo performances at the Long Island Guitar Festival, Iserlohn Guitar Festival, Tuckamore Festival, Brooklyn’s UNPLAY festival, the East Bank concert series, and at New York’s Staller Center for the Performing Arts where his solo recital was hailed as “simply brilliant” (Jerry Willard).
Jay is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, University of Arizona, and Stony Brook University, where he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree.