Jakob has been teaching students of all ages for over a decade. He strives to motivate and inspire his students to become great musicians. Jakob’s teaching method is fun and easy to understand. His students learn proper technique, music theory, how to read music, play in a band, play their favorite songs, and how to practice efficiently to improve on their instrument in a shorter amount of time.
Rock, Blues, Alternative, Classical, Jazz, Country, Folk, Bluegrass
Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance - University of Wyoming
Associate of Science in Recording Arts - Full Sail University
The Relentless Rhythm Machine (rock/blues band),
Gone South (country/rock band), UW Jazz Band 1,
The Weatherside Whiskey Band (bluegrass/country band)
Solo Classical Performer, Gone South Recording Studio
Jakob is currently an instructor at the Roberts Music Institute, The Ballard Academy of Music, and Plateau Music. He has also taught over 300 private students in the past 10 years.
*** Lesson Details ***
I have a great wealth of knowledge about music that I am excited to share with you. No matter what your goals, I will develop your personal curriculum to help you reach them. For example: If you are interested in playing your favorite songs, we will work on learning the required chords, proper rhythms and singing techniques to get you sounding like your favorite artist. If you are interested in playing face melting solos, we will work on scales, proper technique, and riffs to have you sounding like Hendrix in no time. I have over a decade of experience as a professional touring musician to share with you.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio w/ recording equipment, guitars, piano, bass, harmonicas, organ, and seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an instrument if they do not have one, print outs and notes on staff paper. I expect them to buy a book and eventually an instrument and other necessities.
*** Specialties ***
I am a professional guitarist, singer, and recording engineer. I perform rock, blues, country, folk, blue grass, classical, and jazz. I teach many instruments and choose the curriculum based on the students goals and genre preferences. For guitar I commonly use A Modern Method for Guitar by William Leavitt and Larry Baione, and for piano I use Alfred's Piano Method by Willard Palmer.
I only had the opportunity to study with Jacob for a few months, but I really enjoyed our lessons and learned a lot. He's an excellent guitarist, is very well versed in music theory and has many strategies he can teach you to help learn different techniques and concepts. He's also a very cool guy and very dedicated to his music. If I wasn't moving I'd definitely continue my lessons with him.
Jacob is a great teacher. My daughter has had a few and connected well with Jacob. Praised his teaching style and how he listens to what she wants to learn but also teaches her what she needs to become better guitarist.