Saxophone Teachers

Jason Hay is a multi-instrumentalist woodwind player from the northern Ontario city of Thunder Bay. Jason attended Lakehead University for music until he moved to Toronto in 1998 to attend Humber College. There he studied with notable Canadian saxophonists Pat LaBarbara, Alex Dean and Mark Promane. Since then, Jay has been performing with numerous groups ranging in style from jazz to afro-beat, reggae to free improvisation, blues, rock, funk and latin music. He has toured Canada, performing from the east to the west coast, and as far north as Nunavut. He has become an in demand session man, appearing on albums of his own groups such as The Swyves, Canaille, Ultra Magnus and Zentropa as well many others such as The Bicycles, Street 66, The Billy Manzic Band, Treasa Lavasseur, Brad Keller, Dave Clark's Woodchoppers, Prince Enoki's insect orchestra, Battle of Santiago and The Patients. Jason and his band The Swyves are signed to the Toronto record label Blocks Recording Club, and his album is available on iTunes and through the BRC website. Jason draws on his years of musical experience to inform his teaching methods on all woodwind instruments and Guitar. He bases his teaching in proper technique, so the student is free to explore any style of music with confidence in their skills. During his more than 20 years playing music, and 10 years teaching he has gained experience in almost any style of music, and can guide a student to a great sound and solid musical choices in whatever playing situation.