Starlen Jakobsen was born in Texas in 1998. In 2009, he began taking piano lessons from Anneliese Hymer. He was hardly interested in music until he started the piano lessons, and since the purchase of Finale in 2009, he has arranged or composed many pieces of music, both for orchestra and piano. He loves classical music, especially the compositions of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky. He has entered his compositions into competitions, and regularly arranges for people and has recently performed several of his pieces at local piano recitals. His sources of inspiration include: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, John Williams, and basically every other famous classical and film score composer. He started taking composition lessons from Haley Woodrow in January of 2015.