As an educator, Jakes’ passion is choral education. He finds the voice to be a global unifier that is unparalleled. Jakes experience is working with both High School & Junior High choirs.

Dayspring Youth Choir

Jakes first directing experience began with the formation of a new group. Our first rehearsal featured just four singers.


After a year it has grown to 25 members and can be heard performing at Dayspring on certain Sunday’s. Hear them here. (Start at 30:00)


Student Teaching

Jake student taught at Mesa High School, studying with the great Connie Turley and helped to choose choral selection, recruit new members, as well as direct all of the ensembles which have been featured at the Arizona Governors Assembly, School Board meetings and other exciting events.