“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
Welcome to Bryan Middle School! My name is Mr. Jaques and I teach Vocal Music and Music Technology. I have been teaching music in public schools for over 15 years and I have been blessed with amazing and talented students. I am looking forward to continuing the tradition of musical excellence at BMS!
I was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where I attended Northeast High School. After a couple of years at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, I transferred to Doane College where I completed my music degree, teaching certification, and my first masters degree. I later attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney earning my masters degree in music education. Where singing is my passion, playing the piano was my musical foundation and is still what drives my love of music. I still have very fond memories of the teachers who planted the seeds of music in my soul and nurtured my interest in and love of music throughout my life.
“I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel
Mr. Jonathan Jaques