Jake hails from Sarasota, Florida, where he started playing music at an early age. Since then, Jake has become proficient at guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, and piano. He is a recent graduate of Florida Atlantic University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music: Technology. Jake played in the FAU jazz band and the jazz combo, as well as various rock and folk ensembles.
After graduating, he taught and played music across south Florida before moving to Austin. He has a strong background in many styles of music including rock, blues, jazz, and classical. Jake is passionate about teaching and tries to make learning music an enjoyable experience for every student. He structures his lessons around each students needs, and encourages them to develop good habits. Jake knows that the skills a student attains from music are applicable in many areas of life.