• Trombone/Euphonium/Baritone

  • Jay Hutcherson - Low Brass Teacher

    Teaching Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

    Jay Hutcherson is the owner of The Music Hutch Studio. He received his Bachelor's of Music Education at the University of Georgia in 1983 where he studied under Albert Ligotti, a member of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Jay played principal trumpet in the University Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band 1, Symphonic Band and the Redcoat Marching Band. Jay also acquired a Master's of Business Administration in 2006.  He is a retired teacher who has taught band for thirty-three years, twenty five with Fulton County Schools, where he has taught high school, middle school and elementary school bands during his career. He has taken all three levels of bands to district Performance Evaluations and has received superior ratings at each level. Jay currently teaches at Holy Redeemer Catholic School and privately at The Music Hutch Studio.

    In 2006, Mr. Hutcherson founded and directed the first ever Fulton County Elementary Honor band. The Honor Band performed at the GMEA Fifth District Performance Evaluation and received superior ratings for several years. In the band's final year, it placed 1st runner up as the nation's best 5th grade band.

    Mr. Hutcherson founded the Vivace! Summer Middle School Band Camp in 2007 which has between 65 and 90 campers each year. Vivace will celebrate its ten-year anniversary camp in the summer of 2017.