Music Director, theBridge

Education

Jake received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and Minors in Music, Theatre Humanities and the Arts, from Virginia Tech. He also attained a Specialist Certificate in SONAR Production – from Berklee College of Music

Performance and Teaching Experience

As a performer, Jake has be a part of numerous pit orchestras as Pianist and Music Director for professional and amateur theatre, as well as performing in church and playing weddings.

He has been teaching piano, percussion, and voice lessons and have done so since 2009.

Additionally Jake owns a music business and recording studio. He composes, records, arranges, and sequences music either for himself or for clients as requested.

At Levine

Jake became Music Director of Levine Music Theatre’s theBridge program in 2018.

He looks forward to, “working with friends that I love and respect, and helping foster the right mentality and approach to this business for the next generation.”

Teaching Philosophy and Approach

“I would say that I always approach teaching like a two-way street. There is no growth if the student can’t feel like they can teach something too (even if that’s something small). There is no question too small, nor is there no goal too far-fetched. Hard work always wins. There will not be any easy roads with my process, but the end result will not only show you that you are better than you think you are, but also that you have learned something that will carry with you going forward.”

Personal

Jake also enjoys video games, movies, and IT.