A sensitive musician with an eclectic repertoire and diverse training, Jard Davis began his fascination with music at an early age. With over twelve years of professional teaching and performing experience, he is well versed in both classical and popular music idioms. At an early age he won first prize in the 1997 Florida Mars Music Electric Guitar Competition. Since then, Jard has received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Central Florida as well a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
While at the University of Central Florida he studied with Dr. Eladio Scharron and won the first prize in the University of Central Florida Concerto Competition. He later performed Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez and Vivaldi's Concerto in D major with the University of Central Florida Chamber Orchestra. At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Jard studied privately with the esteemed artists David Tanenbaum and Dusan Bogdanovic. As an ensemble player, he has performed in several world premier performances from notable composers.
As a recitalist he frequently concertizes at a diverse array of venues from formal recitals to charitable causes such as fund raising dinners and performances at juvenile detention centers. Recent performances include a recital at Pro Arts through Bay Area Classical Harmonies and a benefit dinner through the Canvas Underground organization. Jard has a passion for teaching and has extensive experience with instruction of all age and skill levels.