Jeffrey Baker was born and raised in Maryland. After graduating from Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, he studied music at Towson University. Following his undergraduate studies, Jeffrey studied recording and acoustics at the Peabody Institute.
Jeffrey has been involved in music his entire life. His mother taught him to play piano at a young age. As a child, Jeffrey sang in the youth choir at his church, where he also played handbells. In fifth grade, Jeffrey started playing trombone in the school band after being given a hand-me-down trombone from his uncle. During his senior year of high school, Jeffrey was accepted into the Maryland All-State Concert Band.
Since high school, Jeffrey has been teaching private lessons on various brass instruments. His students range in age from college down to elementary school. Several of Jeffrey’s students have been accepted into all-county concert and jazz bands as well as all-state concert band and orchestra.
In 1999, after his freshman year of college, Jeffrey started working for Music & Arts in their band instrument repair shop. After completing his undergraduate studies, Jeffrey trained to become a brass instrument repair technician. He continues to work part time as an instrument repairman.
In 2003, Jeffrey earned a Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance from Towson University, graduating summa cum laude. Jeffrey later enrolled in the Recording and Acoustics program at the Peabody Institute, earning a Master of Arts degree in 2008.
In between schooling, Jeffrey married his wife, Laura, in 2004. (Laura is also an educator, teaching elementary general music.) They are parents of two children, born in 2010 and 2014.
Following completion of graduate school in 2008, Jeffrey started teaching classes in audio production at the Art Institute of Washington. Classes are taught quarterly to college students in a computer lab or in one of two recording studios.