Jay Rosenberg teaches Suzuki guitar at Powers Music School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Union College and completed additional studies at Berklee College of Music (jazz theory, solfege), Longy School of Music (classical theory, ear training), and Harvard University (choral conducting). He has completed and registered Suzuki Teacher Training in Books 1-5, with Bill Kossler, David Madsen, and Frank Longay. He studied Classical guitar with Frank Wallace and William Buonocore. Jay was a member of Quadrivium, an innovative early music ensemble led by Marleen Montgomery, under whose guidance he studied the performance of early music. His proficiency as a vocalist and on recorder, classical guitar, lute, ‘ud, percussion, and Renaissance wind instruments led to his joining, in 1978, the internationally acclaimed Sephardic music group Voice of the Turtle. In the 1980’s, Jay studied voice with Marcy Lindheimer and Dagmar Apel, and choral conducting with Beverly Taylor at Harvard University. He has been the Assistant Director of the Quadrivium as well as Chorus Master of and frequent guest performer in the Revels. Jay was for nine years the Director of Northern Harmony, an a cappella choral group. He has recorded 12 albums of Sephardic music with Voice of the Turtle and he performs regularly in New England schools with the trio Promised Land. In addition to Powers, he currently teaches at the Suzuki School of Newton.
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