Jack offers in-person private instruction (and Skype lessons) in the following subjects:

• Mandolin - bluegrass, old-time, country, swing, blues, modern jazz, bossa nova, choro. music theory for mandolin (scales, chords, and rhythm exercises), ergonomics and picking technique.
• Guitar
- bluegrass, old-time, country, swing, blues, modern jazz, bossa nova, choro. music theory for guitar (scales, chords, and rhythm exercises), ergonomics and picking technique.
• Banjo - melodic style, Scruggs (3-finger), and clawhammer techniques.
• Fiddle - bluegrass, old-time, cajun. scales, double stops, chords and accompaniment.
• Bass - beginning bass
Music Theory - available on any of the instruments listed here, or as a stand alone pencil and paper class.
• Songwriting - writing exercises, strategies, theory, and editing/workshopping of your original material.
• Singing - tips for singing in an efficient and relaxed way, music theory to help you harmonize with others, and exercises designed to improve your pitch, tone, and rhythm.

•Adjunct Music Faculty at Lewis and Clark College since 2010. Mandolin, Bluegrass Guitar, Fiddle, and Banjo.

• B.A. in Creative Writing from University of Washington '08.

• Studied jazz guitar for two years with Mike DeMicco (Brubeck Brothers)

• Studied banjo and music theory for a year and a half with melodic banjo pioneer Bill Keith.

• Studied flatpicking guitar and mandolin for one year with Frank Solivan

• A professional since his early teens, Jack had played about 1,000 shows even before he moved out of the house at 18. He has toured around the country, including multiple trips up and down the West Coast, to Alaska, The Northeast, The Midwest, and The South.

• Jack plays mandolin in the Scott Law Bluegrass Dimension, featuring Scott Law, Sam Grisman, Luke Price, and occasional member Sam Howard.

• Collaborated with Portland mandolinist Tim Connell to record Mando Planet (2013), an album of international folk-inspired instrumentals arranged for two mandolins.

• Jack has been fortunate enough to perform onstage with many great musicians including: Bill Keith, Peter Rowan, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, The Mammals, Mike and Ruthy, Scott Law, Tony Furtado, Jesse Cobb, Don Stiernberg, Mike Marshall and others.