Daniel Zajicek

Daniel Z.

Houston, TX

Lesson Details



Daniel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2000

For more than 17 years, Daniel has maintained a private teaching studio of piano, guitar, bass guitar, and composition students. He has also taught music technology, music theory, and American music at Rice University, Lee College, The Art Institute of Houston, and Collin County Community College.

Daniel encourages students to think deeply, work hard, and earn achievements by concentrating on music that moves them. Lessons will include technique, note reading, varied literature, and theory.

Thanks to his background in classical, jazz, popular, and experimental music, learning music from him will give you a well-rounded learning experience.

Besides being a musician, he is also known to be a video artist, cartoonist, and origami enthusiast.

*** Lesson Details ***
Piano lessons
Guitar lessons
Bass guitar lessons
Composition and theory lessons
Audio production lessons

*** Studio Equipment ***
One upright piano, one grand piano, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, electric bass guitar (student should bring his/her own instrument except piano, of course)

*** Specialties ***
classical piano, jazz piano, improvisation, music theory, pop/folk guitar, bass guitar.

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Jul 2011 - Present
Art Institute of Houston

Audio Production courses taught: Digital Audio I-IV, Sound Design

Private Music Instructor
Sep 1999 - Present
Mr. Z's Music Studio

Graduate Teaching Fellow
Aug 2009 - May 2011
Rice University

Taught two levels of electronic music to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as aural skills.


DMA Composition
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Rice University - Shepherd School of Music
MM Composition
Aug 2002 - May 2007
University of North Texas School of Music
BM Composition
Aug 1997 - May 2002
University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
BM Piano Performance
Aug 1997 - May 2002
University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Photo by Daniel Z.

Photo by Daniel Z.


3 Reviews

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Alicia Spade Jan 4, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Daniel really helped me work on my understanding of the guitar. His knowledge on music and different instruments is very vast and varied.

Cheire L. May 8, 2017
Piano · In studio

Daniel is very talented in music. I admire his ability to sing the tune by looking at notes. His flexibility allows me to set my own time and goals. With his help, I am able to excel in ABRSM exams that previous teachers couldn't. I'm happy to have him as my piano teacher.

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Andrew D. Sep 11, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio

Quite knowledgeable and strong teaching skills!

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