Jacob Pflum

Jacob P.

Yucaipa, CA

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Jacob delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:
November 2013

Jacob was born and raised in Palm Springs; California. Growing up with parents who had very different musical backgrounds, which led him to want to live in world full of music. At the age 10, he picked up his first guitar and began to take his first piano lessons and a year later then picking up the first pair of drumsticks. He developed a self-taught technique for drum set, while being mentored by his older brother, Sean, (endorsed by Aquarian Drumheads, and former student of LA Music Academy and University of Oregon) traditional jazz artist, Allen Goodman. (Goodman has performed with many famous jazz artists in his during his drumming career and was mentored by Buddy Rich. He wrote the intro to the George of the Jungle cartoon series, and is now playing with many jazz artists at Vickys of Santa Fe in Indian Wells, California, with the Desert Cities Jazz Band) Gregory Whitmore, Band Director at Cathedral City High School, has also been a mentor to Jacob.

In 2009, he performed Ron Nelsons Danza Capriccio with the Cathedral City High School Symphonic Band and world renowned saxophonist Kenneth Tse at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. That event was followed by a performance tour of the United Kingdom with the Cathedral City High School Symphonic Band.

In 2011, he ventured off to France and Germany with the CCHS symphonic band for his second performance tour with the group. Playing at many venues including, Heidelberg Castle in Germany and Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, outside of Paris, France. He has been on national television performing at the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl in 2007 and in the Hollywood Christmas parade in 2010 with the CCHS Marching Band. He has performed with various groups within the community throughout the years.

In 2012, began studies at the Art Institute of California Inland Empire studying Audio Engineering and received his Bachelor's of Science in the subject in December of 2015. During the time of his undergraduate studies, Jacob was working with various local artists at local venues around the Inland Empire and Los Angeles. Eventually joining the band, "Eva and the Vagabonds" in 2015 and worked on the recently released EP as a recording and mastering engineer. With the band he has played at Dreamworks, SOKA university, American Parlor Songbook, and DVAC. Now, Jacob attends Cal State San Bernardino studying for a teaching credential in Career and Technical Education. As well, Jacob now works on American Parlor Songbook on NPR as an audio engineer, working with various actors, comedians, and artists from LA and all of over the United States.

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginner to intermediate for Guitar and Drum Lessons

Professional Style Studio Recording

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender Stratocastor HSS
Ovation Acoustic Guitars
Epiphone EJ-200 CE
DanElectro NOS '59

Grestch Custom Set 10", 12", 14",20"
Grestch Energy 10' 12', 16', 22'
Tama Snare Artwood All Maple 14"
Sabin SR2 Crash 16"
Sabian Hi-Hats 14"
Sabian Dry Bell Ride 21"
Paiste Rock Crash 14"
Paiste Thin Crash 12" and 14"
Vator Drumsticks

Alesis Multimix8/iO4
PreSonus FireStudio
MXL 604 Pencil Condenser
Blue Spark SSL Condenser
SM 57's
MXL A-55 Kicker Dynamic
Audio Technica ATH-M45 Headphones
M-Audio BX5 Monitars
Alto Professional PA Speakers
M-Audio 49 Venom Synth VA/Midi
Arturia MicroBrute

Logic Pro 9, X
Main Stage 3
Protools 10
Macbook Pro

*** Travel Equipment ***
Epiphone EJ-200 CE
MacBook Pro

*** Specialties ***
Recording Services!
All genres of music!

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Audio Engineer
Mar 2016 - Present
American Parlor Songbook

Front of House Engineer
Apr 2015 - Aug 2016
Audio Services LIVE!

Tutor of Audio
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Art Institute of California- Inland Empire

Specialty in helping students with Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio Recording.

Audio Engineer
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
Latin Sound Productions

Live Mixing and Tearing Down and Setting up for various groups


Career and Techincal Education
Apr 2016 - Present
Cal State San Bernardino
Audio Production
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
The Art Institute of California- Inland Empire
High School Diploma
Aug 2008 - Jun 2012
Cathedral City High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency


1st Place in Audio Production Scholarship
May 2012
The Art Institute


Audio Engineering Society
Aug 2014

Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society, Inc. (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, other individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. The membership largely comprises engineers developing devices or products for audio, and persons working in audio content production. It also includes acousticians, audiologists, academics, and those in other disciplines related to audio. The AES is the only world-wide professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.

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Photos & Videos

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Here is a video of me playing drums with the band Eva and the Vagabond tales.
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9 Reviews

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Chen M. Oct 11, 2018
Drum · Online

The best

DERICK Apr 17, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Keeps his student motivated .Very good teacher.

Ryan Sep 25, 2017
Drum · Online

great start!

Káel B. Feb 15, 2017
Drum · In studio

My son was really energized by his first lesson and looks forward to his next!

Robert Sep 30, 2016
Guitar · In home

Jacobs a real nice kid and he's patient. I enjoyed the time with him and I think he can help advance me in learning the guitar

Jayden G. Oct 4, 2015
Drum · In studio


Michael Tocchini Aug 31, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Enjoyed it very much. Jacob's setting me up for a lot of work. He went over the guitar and explain everything. Can't wait for the next lesson. Now I have to produce. Thank JP!

Ken W. Aug 24, 2015
Guitar · In home

Great relationship. Really good patience with an old guy like me who takes a little time to figure things out. Highest recommendation.

Arnold S. Nov 28, 2013
Guitar ·

First two lessons

Jacob is a very professional person. He is very patient. We have a great understanding of what I want to achieve and he makes it happen. I am looking forward to more lessons with Jacob.

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