Education and Background
Jacob received an MA in Performance and Music Education and a BA in Trumpet, Piano and Conducting from The Gnesin Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia). Founded in 1895, the Gnesin Academy of Music is one of the world’s leading music schools.
Jacob joined the CSMA Music Faculty in 1994. He teaches private piano and trumpet lessons, as well as Brass Ensemble classes and workshops. He also prepares students for the ABRSM exams in both piano and trumpet.
“Learning to perform music develops many skills in a student. In her book, Prelude to Music Education, Joanne Erwin outlines five main values of learning music. She writes that ‘music affects people intellectually, emotionally, physically, personally and socially.’ My approach to teaching music varies depending on the individual student and the style of music they are interested in, keeping in mind their goals and intentions. Because music is a performing art, I strongly encourage both young and mature students to perform publicly. For this reason I organize several performing events throughout the year.”