Jeff Althouse earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio and his Master of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. He is the director of the Saint Cloud Presbyterian Chancel Choir, instructs over fifty students a week, and is a free lance musician playing with many local bands.
As an educator, Althouse has been teaching piano, brass, and vocal lessons for over twenty years. He began teaching at The Fame Conservatory in Youngstown, Ohio, and The Warren Music Center in Warren, Ohio. While in Florida he taught at Mars Music in Orlando, The Music Shack in Casselberry, Florida and at Jammers Music Center in Saint Cloud, Florida. After Jammers closed the St. Cloud store in 2009, Althouse chose to open his own music school now known as Mr. Jeff’s Music Academy.
Moving to Florida in 1996, Althouse played as a substitute on trombone for the Disney Magic Kingdom World Band and the Kids of the Kingdom Band. He has also performed with the Dr. Otto Jazz Combo, Orquestra Sensual, the Chosen Few, the Cotton Davis Band, Michael Barr and the Now and Then Band. He also performs solo piano.