Jacob started playing piano aged five and by seventeen, had achieved a classical diploma and won both the junior and senior John Ogdon Scholarships. He wrote a musical and was then accepted into Leeds College of Music to study composition in which he gained a First Class degree after two years. Leeds College of Music have since invited Jacob back to film, record, teach and advise.
Jacob now currently spends his time running his recording studio, Minster Studios which has been established for three years. He also plays piano around Leeds whilst teaching piano, guitar, theory, songwriting and production for a variety of higher education establishments and private students.