Hani Zahra

Hani Z.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details



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

Teaching since:
May 2009

Hi, there! My name is Hani Zahra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students master the basics, learn the fundamentals of performance and theory, and eventually compose their own music. I earned a Music degree from Arizona State University in 2009 and have been performing and teaching ever since, first in Nashville, TN and now in NYC. I'm a laid-back, patient and enthusiastic person and my teaching style is collaborative, supportive and fun! I look forward to helping you reach your music goals!


Owner/Sound Engineer/Producer
Jan 2015 - Present
Machete Sisters

An artist-owned analog and digital production studio based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


BA Music
Sep 2004 - May 2009
Arizona State University


Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Audio Engineering Society
Oct 2015

Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society, Inc. (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, other individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. The membership largely comprises engineers developing devices or products for audio, and persons working in audio content production. It also includes acousticians, audiologists, academics, and those in other disciplines related to audio. The AES is the only world-wide professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.

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In the studio testing out some experimental voice efx!

Photo by Hani Z.

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7 Reviews

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Sandra Nov 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio

With the options in the Brooklyn/NYC area, I feel lucky to have found Hani. He is a passionate, patient teacher and has made playing the guitar a fun, less frightening experience for me. I’ve taken lessons with various teachers throughout the city, but feel Hani has been the only teacher to advance my guitar skills in such a short time. Since the first lesson, he was really interested in the types of music that appealed to me and made it his goal to design lessons around my preferences in music. He encouraged me to challenge myself with song choices and techniques, because it was music that would get me practicing and would allow me to have fun learning. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a talented musician and true professional to work with :)

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Spencer S. Nov 7, 2016
Songwriting · In studio

After falling into a songwriting rut I decided to enlist the help of Hani. His instruction has been instrumental (pun intended!!!) and I'm seeing a noticeable difference in my writing. He helped my analyze my favorite bands, breaking down my favorite songs and showing me why certain progressions and structures work. He understands the theory behind the music and is able to present it to those who don't (AKA me) clearly and concisely.

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Cassie Nov 7, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Hani is great with my son. He is very patient and is always able to find a way to make things engaging and fun for him.

Ellen Nov 6, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Hani is super nice and very patient. He has taught me a lot about music theory. He's really relaxed and fun, I actually look forward to our sessions. I can't recommend him enough!

Emily Nov 6, 2016
Guitar · In home

I've had a guitar sitting around for years and never taken the time to actually learn to play it. Then I met Hani. He is incredibly patient and kind and actually makes it fun to learn! He explains things in a way that my non-musical brain can understand and it's been really encouraging so far, I even find myself practicing at home. He's flexible with my crazy work schedule and can always find a time that works for both of us. I've taken lessons both in my home and at his studio, which is incredible!

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Jared D. Nov 6, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Hani was the most patient guitar teach I ever had. I was very impressed with his incredibly friendly demeanor and ability to shape me into a great guitar player. I couldn't recommend him enough!!!

James Nov 6, 2016
Songwriting · In studio

I really love working with Hani. He's really knowledgable about everything music. He's also a very nice guy and makes me feel really comfortable during our sessions. Great experience so far!

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