Jacob Vallejo

Jacob Vallejo

Jacob Vallejo, a native of Somerset, Texas began his career in music with playing trumpet throughout middle and high school. It wasn’t until high school at the age of 16 that he picked up his first guitar but his love and passion for the guitar grew quickly. After high school, he began studying jazz guitar under Joe Gonzales at Palo Alto College and played with the jazz and guitar ensembles. In the fall of 2009, Jacob graduated from Palo Alto College with his Associates in Music. Around this time Jacob began sharing his love for the guitar at Kazen Middle school where he served as a guitar instructor. Shortly, thereafter in January 2010 he started teaching at San Antonio Music Academy (SAMA). Along side teaching he continued his formal education at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) where he eventually earned his Bachelors in Music Education. While at UTSA Jacob studied classical guitar under Mike Ritcher. Currently, Jacob not only teaches private lessons at SAMA but he is the instructor for one of our ensemble groups, Last Minute. During his spare time he plays guitar in a local rock group that is in the process of recording their first album.

Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Bass
Upright Bass
Jesusa Pons-Garner

I’ve had both my children attend lessons at this location. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Mrs. Amber is an incredible piano instructor!

Jesusa Pons-Garner / parent
Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

Jennifer Ortega / parent
Esmeralda Saavedra

My daughter has been registered here since she was 7. Each instructor she’s had has been very friendly and great to work with. Currently she has lessons with Ms Maria and we are so grateful for her and the entire SAMA staff. I can’t recommend enough.

Esmeralda Saavedra / parent
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