- AA, jazz studies, Cuyahoga Community College
- BFA, jazz & contemporary music, New School University
- MM, music education, Temple University
Pianist Jay Epstein teaches Jazz Theory and Performance for Busy Adults, as well as individual lessons in Suzuki, traditional, and jazz piano at Music Prep. Epstein maintains a private studio, teaching jazz, theory and composition, is the director, arranger and manager of the Jay Epstein Quartet, and is an active freelance musician. Former teachers include Rachel Niccolazzo and Hal Galper. Epstein completed his Suzuki training with Joan Krzywicki and is a registered Suzuki instructor for Piano level 1 with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.