His parents are Americans from California and Iowa, who have settled in Germany. His interest in music was evident from the start: he began singing before he started crawling. Considering the fact that both his father and mother are professional French horn players, it was only a matter of time until, at the age of nine, he picked up the horn himself.
After successfully competing at the national level of Jugend Musiziert, a German youth solo and ensemble competition, Jared was invited to participate in the regular rehearsal and concert phases of the Landesjugendorchester Rheinland-Pfalz (State Youth Orchestra of the Rhineland Palatinate) and the Bundesjugendorchester (German National Youth Orchestra). At the age of 15, he began his studies as a young student at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe with Professor Will Sanders. He has been studying horn there as a full-time student since 2010.