Lesson Details

Drum

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
-"How can I play this on the drums?"

-"What is this drummer playing here?"

-"Help , my kid makes noise , not music"

DON'T WORRY, you found the right person

Zach has been teaching drums for 8+ years.

EVERY STYLES from rock to reggae , bossa nova , hip hop , groove , gospel , jazz , RnB , blues....

He studied at :

•Agostini School of drums 1996-2007 (in Montigny le Bretonneux , France)
• The American School of Modern Music 2008-2012 (in Paris ,France)
•University of the Arts in 2012 (in Philadelphia ,USA)

He aslo studied with Joe Morello's former student and co-author of Master Studies 2 book and inventor of the Vic Firth Hingestix :
Sam Ruttenberg for 3 years.

He mainly studied privately with today's best jazz drummers :

• Ralph Peterson Jr
• Byron Landham
• Henry Cole
• Ari Hoenig
• Ziv Ravitz
• Ulysses Owens Jr


He plays as a professional drummer between the States and Europe and would love to teach you how to play too !
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About

Zach passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
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

Photos & Videos

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10 Reviews

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Atsuko Oct 19, 2017
· In home

Zach is excellent instructor.
I have taken several lessons and his lessons to be comprehensive and creative.
He is very professional and has always adapted to my needs and level with much encouragement.
He suggested many interesting French materials to listen or watch outside the lesson to create a natural French language environment. I would definitely recommend Zach!

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Matt Sep 1, 2017
French · In studio

Zach is a fantastic teacher! He is very organized and patient, but he's also willing to push and encourage. I'm excited for the next one! Merci Zach

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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