Early instrument lessons with Brian Kay
via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom:
Lute, Theorbo, Oud, Lyre, Percussion, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque
If you are looking to expand your knowledge and abilities on an instrument, or playing one for the first time, you can study with GRAMMY award winner Brian Kay. Brian Kay is a modern-day troubadour. He is the first Artistic Leadership Fellow of Apollo's Fire baroque orchestra and in 2019, he won a Grammy Award for his work on their Songs of Orpheus recording with tenor Karim Sulayman. He has performed throughout the world at venues such as the National Concert Hall of Dublin, Belfast Castle, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. His live radio appearances include NPR, Baltimore's WYPR, Baltimore's 98ROCK, Boston's WGBH, and Cleveland's WCLV. He has recorded with record labels Avie and Sono Luminus and has appeared on more than 10 album releases which include original, early music, folk, traditional sephardic, chamber and orchestral. As a professor, Brian teaches at Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. He has lectured on music and history at Yale University, The Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, The Maltz Center, the Folger Theater, the Kennedy Center, and Baldwin-Wallace College. He was Artist in Residence at the Cushman School in Miami and has done outreach for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and prisons across the country.