Jacob Fitzpatrick has been teaching piano since 1999, holds degrees from the University of Minnesota (M.A.), St. Olaf College (B.A.), and is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fitzpatrick is a nationally certified teacher of music (NCTM) and is the director for the Minnesota Music Teachers Association piano exam program. Many of his students have won the state piano contest and have received the highest score on state music theory exams.