“...We were so captivated by his sound and amazing playing skills. His composition style is tremendously unique and powerful…”
~ Cher Alcorn, Naz Music Publishing ~
“Amazing guitar work, truly original approach to the acoustic guitar by this talented guitarist/composer based in Vancouver. The music is deep, multi-layered, and goes beyond the popular trends we now hear in acoustic (steel) guitar…”
Hi! I'm Jacob Seyer. I come from a small town in rural Missouri south of St. Louis called Kelso.
From a young age, art and music influenced my family and I as a powerful way to connect, create excitement, and in times of hardship, help us and those around us cope. I started on the drum-kit at the age of 5 which carried me through a couple of punk/post-hardcore bands as a teenager.
When I started approaching college, I converted to the acoustic and classical guitar - converted hard.
Now, after having received my Bachelors and Masters of Music degree in Guitar Performance, i'm happily married and living as a performer, teacher, composer, and transcriber of music for the percussive fingerstyle guitar and classical guitar full time in Vancouver, BC.
I want to share my world experience with you through this music - I hope you'll join me in this journey.
Jacob Seyer (M.Mus.) is a Vancouver based artist composing progressive and pedagogical music for the acoustic guitar, showcasing an exciting and fluid musical aesthetic integrated with an extensive grasp of guitar technique. Having toured through Canada, USA, and South America, Jacob’s music has been described as “groundbreaking,” “sophisticated,” and “full of variety,” blending elements of modern percussive guitar, contemporary classical and jazz, and various folk musics. As an enthusiastic instructor, dynamic performer, and active composer, Jacob’s mission of bringing attention to pedagogy in progressive music is budding within local, online, and international guitar communities as one of a clear and unique purpose.
Jacob’s performances of instrumental guitar music are progressive, energetic, and introspective, blending elements of modern percussive guitar, contemporary classical and jazz, and various folk musics. Since graduating in 2017 with a Masters Degree in Guitar Performance at the University of British Columbia, Jacob has filled his schedule with teaching, volunteering for local and international music non-profits, performing in festivals, and producing music with support from around the world.
Five years after his first EP release ("A Change in Season," 2013), Jacob's debut full length album, "Migration," (2018) tells a story of overcoming tragedy, movement, and re-integration.
The production costs were generously covered by international supporters of Jacob's music on the
crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter.
An Enthusiastic Music Instructor
With nearly a decade of experience in instructing diverse styles of guitar technique, Jacob was awarded "Teacher of the Year" at the Vancouver Central School of Music for the 2017-18 school year. Jacob began his teaching career in 2011 at his home-town in Missouri at the
Southeast Music Academy. Since then, he has gained traction in Washington state and in Vancouver as an enthusiastic instructor and guitar clinician with a strong specialization in classical and finger style technique, open to students of all ages, styles and ability levels.
and has a growing private studio in Vancouver, BC.
Active Composer and Transcriber
Currently, Jacob is transcribing new music both of his own and others for the solo guitar, guitar duo, and guitar with various instrumentation. While Seyer's music is largely progressive and dynamic, his transcriptions are meticulously detailed with attention to layout and typesetting, phrasing, fingerings, and clear descriptions of extended techniques.
Jacob is an independent producer of his own musical scores and has recently begun collaboration with Estonian music publisher, Terentyev Publishing Company (Tigran Hamasyan, Espen Jorgensen, etc.) on a project to be announced.
Through his work as a performer, composer, and instructor, Jacob Seyer seeks to engage and serve the local and international music community by lending his unique voice to the exciting and rapidly-growing guitar scene.