- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 3+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- October 2004
*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide their own instrument. I will bring mine. I will suggest music to get in the student doesn't have their own.
*** Specialties ***
I teach all brass instruments (trumpet, horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone, and tuba), and trumpet is my specialty. I can also teach beginning to intermediate piano and guitar lessons. In addition, I have extensive experience teaching ear training, music theory, and composition. I am fluent in all styles--Classical, jazz, pop, funk, etc.
Taught all brass instruments and directed two bands at several international schools in Singapore. Also instructed adult students.
Judged trumpet examinations
Designed, taught, and graded two sections of Musicianship (ear training).
Worked as a volunteer music teacher in rural Malaysia. Taught guitar, piano, choir, and general music.
Assisted professors on four different sections of Aural Skills
from the Institute for Music Leadership
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Jacob has been working well with my son. We had to change schedules to accommodate my daughters activities otherwise he was a superb teacher. Hope my son will remember all the tricks learned from Jacob.
Excellent start. My son liked Jacob and his knowledge will definitely elevate him to the next level.
Jacob was always accommodating with our ever-changing schedule and was so patient with teaching my 12 year old to play the double valved french horn, given the limitations of being many miles away and the difficulty of playing this instrument.
I had lessons with Jacob only for a short time because I'm leaving the US but nevertheless he taught me great things !! I already played for about 10 years now and Jacab was still able to help me improve playing.
He also really designs the lessons the way you want it with the content you want.
Awesome teacher !!
Best teacher ever!