As well as being a multi-instrumentalist and performer, I have been working with kids and teaching all ages for over five years now; I love it!
My goal as a teacher is to cultivate a passion and engagement for music within my students. It’s about keeping classes stress free and focused on enjoying the vivacity of performance while pushing towards more challenging and exciting material.
I cater my lessons for each individual student, helping them along pathways that they have already begun to carve out for themselves. I believe in exposure to multitudes of ideas and techniques, but also encourage students to "take what they like and leave the rest."
Interested in working with Jacob?
Which instruments do you teach?
I teach Guitar, Voice, and beginner Saxophone lessons to all ages.
Are you offering virtual lessons?
For the duration of the pandemic, all of my lessons are virtual and conducted either through FaceTime or Zoom.
How long are lessons?
I offer 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons. I often start students at 30 minutes and then expand if necessary or desired.
What can I expect from a lesson?
Each lesson is highly individualized for each student. At the beginning of our working together, we will chat about what your or your child's goals are as a student and musician. This will help me decide the best course of action to keep us engaged, learning, and on the best path for you. Every lesson I have begins with a check in that can consist of personal stories or discussions on how our lessons are reflective of your goals. I am quite receptive to feedback and am flexible in making sure our lessons are the best fit for you.
What is your rate?
Please contact me to inquire about rates, but know I will not turn a student away out of inability to pay. I encourage those who are able to, to pay full price as it facilitates my ability to provide scholarships/pay-what-you-can lessons to BIPOC, lower income individuals, and other artists.
Are private lessons right for me?
Contact me and lets find out together!
Jacob is a wonderful teacher for our daughter who is a beginning learner at guitar. Jacob seamlessly integrates technique and skill-building with songs that my daughter enjoys. The laughs throughout the lesson show us she thoroughly enjoys her time with Jacob, and the progress/results demonstrate Jacob’s talent as a teacher. We cannot recommend Jacob enough as he is a real find!
-Karen S. (parent of current student)
Jacob is an amazing teacher! He caters lessons to his student’s interests, and meets you wherever you are in terms of skill. If you want to learn an instrument, there’s no one I’d recommend more!
-Maggie M. (current student)
Jacob is an excellent instructor! He was patient and encouraging with my daughter while laying a wonderful foundation in what I hope will be a life-long relationship with music. They also have a lot of fun every time which definitely makes learning anything new easier. Have recommended to friends and family!
-Nick M. (parent of former student)