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2496B Enterprise Way
Kelowna BC V1W 6X6
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Tel. 250 762 5757 Fax.250 861 7840
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Robert and Lynda Jay opened JAY ESS MUSIC SCHOOL in the Spring of 1976 in Kelowna B.C. It is a private, family-oriented organization which seeks to provide a comprehensive array of affordable, personalized music programs for all ages. These programs are designed for all levels of ability from total beginners through advanced students, and taught by experienced, caring and talented teachers in a friendly and comfortable environment. Their goal is to ensure that all students enjoy the magic of music, and experience lifelong benefits from their musical experiences, whether they follow a professional career or make music for fun and recreation.|
ROBERT JAY is a graduate of Trinity College London (UK), where he majored in Voice, Conducting, Composition and Piano. He has been involved in performance as a participant and music director in England and in Canada, including concertizing as director of the Okanagan Symphony Choir, and in Musical Theatre productions, notably Sound of Music, Camelot, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Guys and Dolls.
Robert has been active in Dinner Theatre productions in all genres, is an accomplished jazz pianist and has produced a TV documentary. He has also worked on an original musical with his brother, actor and voice-over specialist Tony Jay, whose own credits include extensive work for Disney - Frollo in Hunchback and Magic Mirror on the Snow White DVD. Robert has taught a number of prize-winning students, and is a member of Music B.C. He has served as a judge on various talent competitions including Okanagan Star Search and the annual Scorpion Awards for bands and solo artists. His specialties include Performance Coaching, Auditon preparation, Musical Theatre, Classical, Jazz, Pop and Country styles in voice and piano, and he is currently writing a Vocal Instruction book.
LYNDA SOMAN JAY holds two performance degrees from Trinity College London (UK), majoring in Piano and Voice. She has performed vocally in England and in Canada, notably with Sir John Barbirolli and the Royal Philharmonic, Sir Adrian Boult and the London Symphony, and Leonard Camplin and the OSS. Lynda is an accomplished piano/vocal teacher and accompanist at all levels. With innovative methods, she has had many successes with students, including guiding a student to Canada’s first Associate Diploma in Musical Theatre.
Lynda has produced several school musicals and written & performed children’s shows. She is a former Kiwanis Music Festival Coordinator, has taught many award-winning piano and vocal students who now have musical careers, and is actively involved in audition and event judging.
Robert and Lynda Jay:- Tel.250 762 5757 or 250 861 7840