INSTRUMENTS

  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Drums
  • Clarinet
  • Ukulele
  • Audio Engineering Basics
  • Songwriting

EDUCATION

BA in Sociology & Psychology, Augustana University, 2004
General Music Studies, Community College of Denver, 2016

SKILLS AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Guitar (beginner to intermediate)
Bass (beginner)
Drums (beginner)
Clarinet (beginner to intermediate)
Ukulele (beginner)
Audio Engineering – Apple Logic & Garage Band (beginner)
Songwriting (beginner to intermediate)

BIO

Jake recently left his profession in the legal world to get back to his passion of music. Jake has been playing music since childhood, but a few years back enrolled in music classes under the instruction of Brian Ebert and Conrad Kehn to take his music to a new level. Since then, Jake has added songwriting and home recording to his repertoire of skills which already included guitar, drums, clarinet, and ukulele. He believes his students should take music seriously, but also incorporate a healthy balance of encouragement and having fun.

When not playing music, Jake enjoys watching sports, playing video games, learning as much as possible, eating pizza, and spending time/laughing with his wife Jessica, their tiny dog Gertrude, and Taco the cat.

INFLUENCES

The Beatles, Wilco, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Rancid, Joe Purdy, Brand New, Led Zeppelin, Bayside, Dead to Me, At The Drive-In, The White Stripes, Neutral Milk Hotel, George Gershwin, Rage Against the Machine

CURRENT PROJECTS

Scooter Beers (Songwriter, Recording Artist)

DISCOGRAPHY

Scooter Beers “Scooter Beers” EP – 2015
Scooter Beers “The Consumption” EP – 2015
Scooter Beers “High Fructose” LP -2016
Scooter Beers “Boiled” LP – 2017
Scooter Beers “Gadabout” LP 2017
Scooter Beers “Bought That Stone” LP – Due out Summer 2019