Zach MAMA

Zach M.

New York, NY
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Zach delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2009

Bonjour everyone , my name is Zach, I was born and raised in France in a small (tiny tiny) village called Galluis.

I have since then lived in Paris , Philadelphia and now New York.

He graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" where I specialized in English and French Literature.

I have been teaching FRENCH and DRUMS for more than 12 years now.

About FRENCH LESSONS : ( section about DRUM LESSONS below )

Most people I've taught come to me saying "French is so hard , I will never be able to speak it" or "When I try to speak french, french people answer me in english"

--- THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH ME :)

French is easy , you just need a good teacher who cares about you.
I do.

I can help you with :

• Pronunciation ( so that nobody will answer you in English )
• What to know if you go to France soon ( so that you can know a little bit before you go )
• Basic to advanced conversation ( so you can make french friends and understand what they say )
• Train your ear
• Grammar / Vocabulary / Verbs

BUT DON'T WORRY , IT WILL BE FUN !

After the first lesson , ALL my students realize that learning french isn't scary anymore.

So : qui veut apprendre le français ?*

(*who wants to learn french?)

Section about DRUM LESSONS:

On the music side of my studies: I attended the American School of Modern Music of Paris for 3 years and moved to Philadelphia to study with Joe Morello's former student Sam Ruttenberg at the University of the Arts in 2012.

I perform as a professional jazz drummer between Europe and America.


~~Teaching Philosophy~~

IF YOU CAN SAY IT , YOU CAN PLAY IT !

•I teach beginners to advanced students , all ages and styles are welcome

I can teach you ( how to ) :

• read
• improvise
• play with other musicians
• the history of the drums
• your role as a drummer
• make music with an instrument that at first doesn't seem very musical
• swing
• latin / afro cuban grooves
• rock
• correct your grip on the sticks
and everything else you may ask... the possibilities and endless

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Experience

Freelance musician
Sep 2009 - Present
drummer

French teacher
Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
French alliance

Education

BAC Literature and English
Sep 2006 - Jun 2009
Lycée Jean Monnet

Languages

english
Fluent / Native Proficiency
french
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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8 Reviews

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SHUAI Z. Dec 19, 2016
French · Online

Excellent teacher! Zach is wonderful. He is very knowledgable, patient and intelligent. I just moved from China to America, so my English is not so good. However, Zach is so kind and patient to encourage me to study French. I really enjoyed my first French lesson with Zach! And I am looking forward to continuing my lessons.

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Rajeev Sep 3, 2016
French · In studio

Very good first lesson. Instructor is professional, helpful, and invested.

Katie May 15, 2016
French · Online

Only one session in but I'm already having fun and learning a lot!!

Janet Medsker Mar 15, 2016
French · Online

My first lesson - very good start, patient teacher.

Melinda Lynam Dec 16, 2015
French · Online

Great lesson. He answered all my questions and repeated pronunciations when I asked.

Deborah W. Sep 24, 2015
French · Online

Wonderful teacher! He has a positive attitude and excellent language skills. Bravo!

Lujain A. Mar 22, 2015
French · In home

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Ashley Z. Mar 12, 2015
French · In home

Great start to learning French. It was fun and I'm excited to continue.

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