Jay Sweet, owner of Sweet Music Academy, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and also has a Master’s in Music from Rutgers University. In addition to his work at Sweet Music Jay is an adjunct professor at Monmouth University, where he teaches bass lessons and classes such as Jazz in America, American Music Traditions and Music Appreciation. He’s also published and presented many scholarly works on American music and jazz. Jay plays double bass, electric bass, guitar, banjo and mandolin and is an active performer. He’s played and recorded with several well know musicians and has released four albums as a leader. Jay’s music is available on iTunes and Spotify. You can currently find Jay performing every Friday night at Brandl Restaurant in Belmar as well as at many other local venues.
Jay opened Sweet Music Academy in 2004. Sweet Music has trained over 3000 students. Many of their students have gone on to study at top Music Universities and now enjoy professional careers in music. All of Sweet Music Academy’s instructors have University training and are active working musicians and educators. In addition to expert private one on one instruction on all instruments, Sweet Music offers group classes such as Musical theater, Rock band, Jazz Band, and Songwriting. They also have an innovative curriculum program designed by Jay Sweet and staff to help give students direction and to ensure success. You can learn more about Jay Sweet and Sweet Music Academy by visiting sweetmusciacademy.com, or CentralMonmouthAdviceGivers.com.