Jacob Unterreiner (Mr. U) was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. In the fall of 2013, he attended Musicians Institute in L.A. where he received his certificate in guitar performance. In the fall of 2014, he enrolled at ASU where he studied Secondary Education: English and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2018. After graduation, Jacob became dual certified to teach music and English and began teaching music at Sequoia Pathway High School in Maricopa, Arizona. In 2020, he accepted his current position at Metropolitan Arts High School where he teaches guitar, vocal performance, and music production.
As a teacher, Jacob believes in pushing students beyond what they think they are capable of. In order to accomplish this, Jacob emphasizes student choice, a holistic approach to music, and a mature exploration of the barriers which prevent healthy classroom environments. Students in his class should expect to go outside of their comfort zone to do things they may not have anticipated.