Jacob began studying piano in 2001, shortly followed by guitar in 2003, focusing on electric and acoustic rock styles. His focus moved toward classical guitar in 2010 and in 2018, he received his Bachelors in Classical Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music studying under Jason Vieaux. Jacob has performed in numerous competitions and festivals since 2010, including placing 2nd in the Beatty competition in 2012, and performing solo at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Jacob also has a deep passion for the recording arts and electronic music and has been teaching privately since 2010. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys writing music and doing anything outside on a sunny day.