Jay Michaels has spent his entire life studying and performing Music.
He started on the Trombone in 5th grade and moved to Guitar, Piano and Voice studies in his teen years.
Jay earned a BA in Music from Anna Maria College where he studied Classical Guitar.
He taught Music for many years while performing at various venues in Massachusetts and eventually taught himself to play the Harp.
Jay Michaels plays many instruments including the Cláirseach (wire-strung Irish Harp), Renaissance Gothic Harp, Celtic Folk Harp, Classical Guitar, Mountain Dulcimer, Bowed Dulcimer/Viol and he sings. He has been a full time musician for the past decade.
In addition to his duties with The Harper and The Minstrel, He maintains a solo Harp career, and produces music for film and TV productions.
Jay's Harp playing has enhanced several Television programs including ABC's Nashville, NBC's Parenthood & Parks And Recreation, Fox's Lie To Me, & Rosewood, the HBO Series Hung and the WIGS web-series PALOMA. His Music also appears in the Independent Film Baby Baby Baby