Zachary B.

Zachary B.

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New York, NY

About Zachary B.

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Zachary teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2003
Last sign in: Last week
Average response time: 3 hours

Overview

I hold a Masters of Music Studies degree in Contemporary Vocal Pedagogy, a Graduate Diploma in Music Studies (performance/pedagogy/theory) & a Bachelor of Music (jazz voice). I have taught at private colleges, music studios & established a successful private studio. I am a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association.

I have over a decade of extensive experience singing and performing for a range of audiences in the contemporary music genre. I have a range of industry experience performing in intimate settings such as jazz clubs, cafes and restaurants and in large venues such as theatrical productions, music festivals and corporate events. I am a consummate vocalist, guitarist and songwriter; and especially connect with Jazz, Musical Theatre and Easy Listening Pop/Rock material. I have a wealth of experience as a soloist but have also worked in duos, combos, choirs, bands, orchestras and big bands. I have performed on stage with finalists from TVs The Voice, Idol and The X Factor. I am an experienced music/vocal director, with music direction credits including œSongs for a new world Camp Rock, Godspell, Spelling Bee, œGuys and Dolls and œCinderella amongst others. I have presented workshops, lectures and master classes at festivals, churches, seminars, music schools and camps in the USA and Australia. I have continued to study under some of the worlds leading pedagogues and musicians including Christian McBride, Lionel Loueke, Dr. Joan Melton, Neil Semer, Jeannette LoVetri, Ann Peckham, Dr. Stephen Newcomb, Adele Nisbet and Dr. Irene Bartlett.

*** Lesson Details ***
Student focused learning is at the center of my teaching philosophy. At the beginning of the first lesson I want to find out the students musical goals, interests and motivation. I aim to meet the student where they are at, and find fun and engaging ways to teach them more about singing and music. After a few months of lessons students can expect to have further understanding of how the voice works (voice students), music theory, performance methods, technique and stylistic tools in their given genre. Students can also expect to have fun, my hope for students leave their lessons each week feeling uplifted, happy and confident.

In my experience, students benefit by learning from many different experiences that address their multiple intelligence e.g. logical, visual, musical, kinesthetic, verbal etc. When teaching I aim to connect skills being learnt with the context of performance while teaching to the students preference learning style.

Trust between my students and I provide the container for the learning process. As a teacher I believe it is my role to facilitate and engage in a reciprocal relationship that inspires the student to learn. My teaching approach is characterized by qualities of love and commitment to singing and music. I love sharing my passion, experiences and knowledge so that students may benefit and share the joy of music. I am flexible and laid back in my approach, while ensuring that each lesson is productive.

It is integral to the learning process to work incrementally, introducing new material skillfully and in achievable portions. This provides maximum opportunity for the student to have as many successes as possible during the lesson. I have found this way of working leaves the student feeling as if each task is achievable. As the teacher I maintain both long and short term goals with my students. In order to reach these desired goals it is important to see the bigger picture while working incrementally week to week.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide my laptop with any necessary backing tracks, music stand and recording software. I expect students to provide their own instrument and music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my laptop with any necessary backing tracks and recording software. I expect students to provide their own instrument, music and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching technique to vocalists & instrumentalists in contemporary music styles ranging from rock, pop, jazz, musical theatre, r&b, gospel and country.

Photos and Videos

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Experience

Director/Instructor Jan 2004 - Present
Zachary B. Vocal Studios

Education

Master of Music Studies Jul 2011 - Nov 2012
Griffith University
Graduate Diploma of Music Studies Feb 2010 - Nov 2010
Griffith University
Bachelor of Music Feb 2007 - Nov 2009
Griffith University

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Preparatory Certificate Nov 2006
Griffith University

1 year Certificate in Jazz Voice Performance.

Awards

Griffith Award for Academic Excellence Nov 2012
Griffith University
Griffith Award for Academic Excellence Nov 2010
Griffith University
Griffith Award for Academic Excellence Dec 2009
Griffith University
Best Music Direction Nov 2006
Del Arte

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing Apr 2014
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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52 Reviews on Zachary B.

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Bryant D. October 17, 2014
Singing · In studio
Zach is a phenomenal teacher with a ton of experience and even more patience. In the few months I've spent with him I've learn a lot and have significantly improved my vocal abilities!
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Gigi C. May 14, 2014
Singing
student voice singing

Zachary is a kind young man intelligent, respectful and compassion I fell very lucky to have him, for having such special teacher out there and creating this program to help people in the needs like me I am so grateful for taking lesson.
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Jackson May 14, 2014
Zachary listened to my song and gave some very helpful feedback on it. I am happy to give my whole-hearted endorsement.
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Rose May 14, 2014
Zach was a great teacher. I had some trouble with tuning and he helped me a lot.
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Ignacio May 14, 2014
Excellent teacher! Very friendly and helpful. Knowledgeable in a large variety of genres and singing styles. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to pick up singing for the first time or advanced singers looking for a fresh perspective on their technique!
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Dwana May 14, 2014
Just had my first singing lesson ever and by the end of the lesson I noticed my voice got "stronger" and I was not feeling so much strain on my throat which is exactly what I explained Zac I wanted to focus on! Zac was friendly and very encouraging and helped me feel more confident and comfortable with my voice....and this was the first lesson..awesome job Zac!
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Aisha May 14, 2014
Excellent Helper! Really eye opening experience!
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Von May 14, 2014
Zachary Bradford is great he thought me how to exercise my voice.
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Kecia May 14, 2014
Very helpful and polite teacher, really nice first lesson tips. Encouraging and motivation.
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Lincoln May 14, 2014
This session was really interesting....Zach explained me the basics of a singing in a very patient and detailed manner!!!