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
With Rogerio Souza, the great Brazilian Guitarist I'm doing a Brazilian Guitar Intensive on Saturday September 21st 2013 1:30 - 4pm at Space on White - 81 White Street between Broadway and Lafayette Streets. This has become an annual event. You can conveniently reserve a spot by securely paying here through paypal. The price is 72.00 for the 2 1/2 hour class.
You can also email me for further details if you aren't on my list, wish to make another paying arrangement or have other questions. Space will be limited so everyone receives attention
and gets a closeup view of the demonstrations of Right and left hand Techniques,how Choro and Samba are played amongst other subjects.Bring your guitars,stands and the materials I will mail you after you register. I'll be sending mp3s as well through dropbox to help in orientation. Please Copy them and the pdfs and do not take them out of the shared box by moving or cutting and pasting. Look forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time!
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.