"Jay is extremely knowledgeable and has a great ear for music. Within moments of my first lesson we were dissecting complex music by ear and formulating a practice plan for me. He is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and friendly. I would recommend him for lessons anywhere form the most inexperienced guitarist all the way up to the person who has played for 20 years! He is the professor of guitars!" - Aaron L.
"I had an AMAZING experience learning from Jay. I strongly recommend him to any student (at any level of experience) looking to develop their guitar skills!" - Claire B.
"As a parent of a 5 year old who was looking to incorporate music into his education, I was elated to find a Suzuki guitar program at SPCM. I chose guitar for my son because it is an instrument that transcends economic, social and cultural boundaries. I wanted to provide to my son a diplomatic skill and an artistic outlet that he will forever be able to call upon. Jay Hildebrand is our guitar instructor and he brings talent, patience and a persistent passion to play the guitar with excellence. And because of the high standard he set for my son, without fear at age 6 he has already performed in front of a large audience with confidence." - Mary C.
"Jay is an amazing teacher!!! During the 6 months of lessons that I had with him, I mastered Barre Chords, Palm Muting, and perhaps most importantly, understanding how to listen to songs and quickly determine the strumming pattern! One of the things that most amazed me about Jay is that he can listen to a song and within seconds know all the chords and can even transpose them to fit your skill level so that you can get right to playing your favorite songs! I would highly highly recommend Jay as a teacher, and your guitar skills will thank you if you take lessons with him." - John K.
"The energy and passion that Jay brings to his teaching make learning guitar more fun than I could have imagined. He is patient, and incredibly talented. If you take lessons with Jay you will not be disappointed and will be strumming away in no time." - Max O.