Jay is a Ball State University graduate with a degree in Music Media Production. He teachers voice, piano, guitar, drums, bass, ukulele, songwriting, audio production/engineering, & music theory. His infatuation with music began at age 5 when his father taught him how to sing and play piano. He picked up more instruments as time went on, started writing songs, & learned about recording. He’s performed in concert bands as a percussionist, sang in operas including “The Mikado” and “Gianni Schicchi”, played in rock bands, and continues to pursue his artist career under the stage name, “Jay Edwards”. In college, he won competitions at BSU including the Spring Shout Songwriting Competition, which took him to the Popakademie in Mannheim, Germany, a jingle competition for an original composition, and the BSU School of Music Annual Vocal Competition for classical voice. Jay strives to help develop students’ knowledge and growth as a musician and creative person. “My voice teacher in college was (and has been) a vital part of my life because he helped me develop my musical abilities as a vocalist, musician, and performer, which was instrumental in my growth as a mature, expressive individual.” In his free time, Jay enjoys skateboarding, going to the beach, doing yoga, cooking, head banging at concerts, & talking to friends from home in Indiana.