Jacob Byus is a graduate of Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, CA where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in composition. Mr. Byus has studied piano since the age of 9 and violin since the age of 10. He is a sought after private instructor, having given both private and group piano lessons since 2009. He is an advocate for helping and mentoring youth in our community, working through organizations such as Parks and Recreation and the Boys and Girls Club. Mr. Byus is in his seventh year as an accompanist and secondary director, having spent two years at Exeter High/Middle School and now is into his fifth year at Mt. Whitney High School. He has a love for learning new and lesser known instruments such as the Bass Guitar, Mandolin, and Marimba, but most of all he has a huge desire to engender a positive learning experience for the students that he encounters every day.