First Name


Last Name


Professional Name

José Ney Ávila

Ensemble Name

Blue Jays Jazz & Funk Band

Phone Number 1

(614) 774 – 7295

Email Address 1

Professional Details
Biographical Information

Jose Avila has always been musically gifted. From a young age, he was singing, performing, and playing a variety of instruments. Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, his musical influences were often limited to local artists and known composers in the country. He is very passionate about developing his technical music skills, theoretical knowledge, and achieving the next level of success. Completing his undergrad education at Otterbein University earning a Bachelor of Music Education, will further his musical career in his hopes to teach in public schools and have his own studio. He is a passionate and committed music professional with the talent and drive to succeed. Amongst the vibrant and diverse music scene in Columbus, OH there is plenty of inspiration and stimulation to feed off. His main instruments are guitar and tuba, but also play bass guitar and several brass instruments. His career in education continues to develop while studying at Otterbein University. He is a volunteer in the Westerville City School District providing elementary students of different grade levels with presentations about culture and diversity in the context of world music.



Artistic Statement

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Teaching, Mentoring or Workshop Facilitating Philosophy

I hope that my students can achieve their own potential. I hope that they can establish a solid foundation of technique and knowledge and go from there. Guiding to useful resources and providing a curriculum that is realistic to the ability of each student. Teaching is my passion, and I enjoy working with people to help them reach their goals.

Academic Degree/s


Level of Professionalism

Semi-Professional/Young Artist


Tuba/Sousaphone, Bass/Double Bass, Guitar – Electric, Guitar – Acoustic

Style of Music

Classical, Ethnic/International, Jazz, Pop Contemporary, Religious Worship – Contemporary Praise & Worship


Instrumental Teacher

Teaching Settings

Skype lessons, In-home lessons

Fluent in language other than english?