Hello, I'm Billy Newman - welcome to my website!
I am a Guitarist/Composer and Educator currently performing and
teaching in the New York area. If you are interested in having me perform or give you lessons (which can be anywhere in the world now if you have computer and webcam), Click here to contact me
In the last years I've been
especially focused on Brazilian music and my original music though I never cease playing Jazz regularly.
Check the calender updated each month about performances
Again for the 5th year the Rogerio Souza and Billy Newman Brazilian Guitar Intensive will take place. on Wednesday September 24th at 7 or 7:30pm. A convenient location will be determined by the number of guitarists signing up. As always mp3s and pdfs will be sent in advance. You may register by prepaying
please contact me if you have questions or suggestions for this year's curriculum.
We've covered an array of motives and designs in the Samba and Choro genres in the past. Baixaria - the contrapuntal basslines are always covered and the special techniques of Baden Powell and other great Brazilian guitarists.
You will get a good handle on how to accompany and perhaps how to arrange for guitar.
Please enjoy listening to the many sound clips on this site and
feel free to be in contact with me about playing, teaching and composing.
My book is not
available directly at this site. If you are having problems buying it, please contact me.
My Second CD of original music has been completed (june 2011). and is available on CD Baby or by contacting me. "Billy Newman Sextet".
I was awarded composer's residencies at two prestigious
2006 Yaddo, 2007 the MacDowell Colony and 2008 The MacDowell Colony.
I've been premiering many new
compositions in my shows.
Online Lessons are now available! Check the My Teaching Page for details and the paypal link.
I look forward to connecting with new and old friends who share
my passions for music and the Arts.