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Jack delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2012

Jack began playing music at the age of 12. Shortly after starting on mandolin, Jack picked up the guitar and the bass and has played consistently since. An ambassador of the music, Jack has made a bee-line for success. When he is not playing onstage, he is playing offstage. Jack is an award winning musician, winning countless instrumental competitions up and down the east coast, including the Watermelon Park mandolin and guitar competitions in Berryville, VA, the Fiddler’s Grove guitar competition in Union Grove, NC, the Loudoun Bluegrass Festival guitar competition in Leesburg, VA and he has placed in prestigious competitions like The Galax Old Time Fiddler’s Convention and the Mount Airy Fiddler’s Convention. Although he is only 22, Jack plays for Wammie nominated group Bud’s Collective, is Wammie nominated himself for his album Chop, Shred & Split, is already endorsed by Fairbuilt Guitars, Carey Mandolins and Eastman Guitars, is a hand- chosen apprentice to the legendary Danny Knicely, a mandolin and guitar teacher at Blueridge Community College and a guitar teacher at Divinum Auxilium Academy. He teaches privately all around the Shenandoah Valley. Always forging ahead, Jack blazes his trail with the aid of the influences from Sam Bush, Adam Steffey, Danny Knicely, Frank Solivan, and other bluegrass greats.

A word from Jack:

If you take lessons with me, I will help you learn scales, songs, chords, rhythms, theory, and how to tie it all together so you can play in a group setting.

I have taught every level; from the absolute beginner to even a few local professionals.

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Experience

Guitar Teacher
Mar 2015 - Present
Divinum Auxillium Academy

Mandolin Teacher
Nov 2014 - Present
Blue Ridge Community College

Mandolin Player
Dec 2012 - Present
Bud's Collective

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Drew S. Dec 15, 2015
Mandolin · Online

Jack is a very observant teacher. I am an intermediate player who was able to mesh with his detail oriented teaching style very comfortably and I would highly recommend him to others.

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