Guitar ,Bass, Keys and "Rock School"
Jay Stevens is the owner of the I Wanna
Rock School of Music and teaches Guitar , Bass and Keys, as
well as being the head instructor in our popular “Summer
Rock School” program.
He has been playing guitar, bass and
piano since he was a child and has taught professionally
since 1993. Jay has had students that have gone on to
college, won awards at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival,
teach professionally, and play in nationally and
internationally recognized bands.
Believing that you should
“practice what you preach” Jay continues to play music
professionally and has played and toured with numerous
bands, most notably: The Platters (only you, the great
pretender), The Wankin’ Family, Darkhorse, Mystery Train,
Jay has been playing and touring as
David Gogo’s bass player since 2001,and appears on 4 of Mr.
Gogo's CDs “Live at Deer Lake” , “Vibe”, the Juno
Nominated "Soul Bender" and his Holiday Cd, "Christmas with
Jay also plays upright bass for special David Gogo acoustic
With an extensive background of live
performing Jay has and continues to play in bands that have
headlined festivals, appeared on national T.V. and opened up
for bands such as “George Thorogood, Buddy Guy, Little Feat,
Paul Brandt, Patricia Conroy, Johnny Winter, and many more…
When not touring with David Gogo, Jay can be found in many
different local bands playing either Bass, Guitar, or
Keys (or in some cases all 3!)
His musical influences are very diverse
and he is knowledgeable in many styles of music including:
Classic Rock, Blues, Rockabilly, Country, Folk, 80’s Rock,
Punk and more.
His large student base and years of
experience keeps him up on all the latest bands and music
trends, so if you want to play like your favourite band, Jay
can show you how.