Jay Heavilin


University of Cincinnati. College Conservatory of Music: B. Mus. classical guitar and double bass. 1969-1975

Jazz studies at New School, Boston, MA 1976-1977


  • Musical Arts Center, Cincinnati OH, 1981-1983
  • Edison College (guitar and double bass), Ft. Myers, FL 1984-1992
  • Canterbury School (adjunct) 1992-present
  • Brent's Music: 1992-present

For more information please call (239) 936-6909

Teaching philosophy:

Emphasis on technique, reading and theory related to individual student interests.


  • High School rock band 1965-1969 (dances, etc.)
  • Restaurants and nightclubs Cincinnati , OH 1970-1975, 1981-1983
  • Restaurants and nightclubs Boston, MA 1975-1981
  • Bass section (occasional guitar/banjo feature) SWFL Symphony Ft. Myers, FL 1988-199
  • Naples Philharmonic Naples, FL : guitar & banjo 1998-1999
  • Restaurants and nightclubs SW Florida 1984-present