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 own original music though I never cease playing Jazz regularly.
Check the calender updated each month about performances
This June I completed a Master's in Composition and have a good deal of new music - Chamber Orchestra, String and Clarinet Sextet, String Trio, Percussion Ensemble etc...
In the next months I intend to post.
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 Third CD has been completed. It is "the Solo Guitar of Billy Newman"
I'm in the process of setting up a store to distribute my music on a new updated site.
You can contact me if you want to buy one now.
My Second CD of original music (june 2011) 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! Cavaquinho too! 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.