Jared teaches private lessons in all brass instruments at Stillwater. He studied music and music education at Fort Lewis College. Integrating a broad range of musical styles, including jazz, funk, blues, classical, rock, and Latin, he enjoys teaching and performing with students from all backgrounds. Jared has been the choir director at First United Methodist Church of Durango since 2014, and performs with Southwest Civic Winds, a community concert band made up of amateur and professional musicians. He performs with many groups in the Durango music scene, including Lisa Saunders, Durango FUNK Allstars, and Durango Orquesta de Salsa.