Zachary J.

Zachary J.

5 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN

About Zachary J.

Zachary teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: August 2001
Last sign in: Last week
Average response time: 28 hours


Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspirational and motivational based teacher; he will make you or your child LOVE making music rather than dreading their weekly lesson. He has a BA in music performance and has taught for 10 years. He is an exceptionally talented and in-demand teacher and performer.

*** Lesson Details ***
Zach is very motivating and inspiring. He will not yell or discourage you or your child. He will have reasonable and attainable weekly goals. He will seek the best from you but will maintain professionalism and makes learning enjoyable and fun. Works well with all ages, from beginners to advanced; from young children to adults.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio, f/w keyboard, and all other instruments he teachers, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student should provide instrument, stand. I will provide my own instrument (except piano).

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Suzuki for violin (I'm comfortable with other methods, too)

Photos and Videos


Music Teacher Jun 2008 - Jun 2011
Signature Music Studios

Private lessons on piano, guitar, voice, violin, mandolin, banjo, acting

Music and Theatre Teacher, Choir and Orchestra Instructor Aug 2006 - May 2008
The Prairie School (Private K-12 school in Racine, WI)

Music and Theatre Instructor at a k-12 private school in Racine, WI (my hometown)


Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major) Aug 2001 - May 2006
Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish Limited Proficiency
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5 Reviews on Zachary J.

Janet L. February 2, 2014
supportive and encouraging

I found Zach through 'take lessons' after my daughter had a few years with an intense classical pianist. I want my daughter to have fun and appreciate music and not feel the intense pressure she was feeling with our previous instructor. Zach was the perfect choice. My daughter loves her lessons. Zach does take time off for his professional endevors. Good for him. He has always let us know and connected with us when he returns.
pam W. November 10, 2013

Our 12 year old daughter has been taking voice lessons with Zach for almost a year and he is absolutely amazing. He's taught her so much and made it so interesting for her. We HIGHLY recommend him as a music instructor!
candice G. September 23, 2013
Great with children and a very good teaching asthetic but not reliable or courteous

We were so happy with Zach's positive disposition, flexibility, experience, and teaching skills that we managed around his many interruptions (4 and 6 week absences) as he pursued personal and professional endeavors. However, Zach scheduled lessons after a 3 month hiatus only to not show-up and never notify us since. We were actually worried that something happened to him, but see now he is back on take lessons scheduling with new students. Hmm?
TessL January 1, 2012

We like Zachery very very much. He has been very helpful with caling to confirm appointment time and location. He is so professional and practices much kindness and patience with Emmi. she loves her lessons. We would like to increase to an hour for January please.
VinceL October 22, 2011
We are fortunate to have such a talented instructor