- Teaches students:
- Ages 8 to 35
- Teaching since:
- October 2012
As a teaching artist, my goal is to reinforce a healthy structure to your voice while expanding your capacities as an actor and performer by letting the complete singing actor emerge. I wish for my work in the studio to be accessible even when you are practicing on your own. I hope to empower each student to become self-sufficient on a personal level, understanding that each individual grows from different methods to find that perfect balance of artistic and technical instruction.
I am fresh off of the Celebrity Summit Cruise Ship performing as a lead vocalist in their production shows. Previously I have performed in the Anything Goes National Tour as the quartet tenor and a primary dancer. Before this, I had appeared in shows at Pittsburgh's prestigious theatre, The Pittsburgh CLO, most recently performing in their production of The Wedding Singer and previously as The Production Tenor in Singin’ in the Rain and Garvin in Footloose. Other theatre credits include multiple shows at Music Theatre of Wichita, West Virginia Public Theatre and The Connecticut Repertory Theatre, all of which have taught me what it takes to become a successful musical theatre performer in this competitive era.
I love teaching all students, but in particular high school students who are aspiring to attend college as a musical theatre major, non-theatre majors who are new to singing and want a stronger technical background, or actors who are new to the musical theatre scene and are looking to take their talent to the next level. I have a strong knowledge of repertoire ranging from contemporary musical theatre to golden age to opera/operetta. I have performed in musicals, operettas, plays, and have started my own collegiate a cappella group, The Statesmen. At Penn State, I was trained to not only teach musical theatre repertoire, but to include art songs and arias as well which have their own tool in a student's growth and versatility.
Most importantly, I like to have fun in the studio. I have a very open and goofy personality and want you to feel free to be goofy as well. Dare to fail. You may learn more from your voice cracking then you might from singing a beautiful note.
Lead vocalist on the Celebrity Summit. Sang anything from "Piano Man" by Billy Joel to one of the classics, singing and tap dancing, in "Singing in the Rain."
Singin’ in the Rain - Production Tenor - dir. Linda Goodrich
Footloose - Garvin - dir. Barry Ivan
Cats - Singer - dir. Richard Stafford
Legally Blonde - Ensemble - dir. Charles Repole
The Drowsy Chaperone Ensemble - Starring Pat Sajak
The Music Man - Salesman 1/Town Boy - Starring Barrett Foa
Fiddler on the Roof - Ensemble - dir. Mark Madama/Mark Esposito
9 to 5 - Ensemble - dir. Lyndy Franklin Smith/Jeromy Smith
Honk! - Ensemble - dir. Wayne Bryan
Singin' in the Rain - Ensemble - dir. Linda Goodrich
Legally Blonde - Ensemble - dir. Roger Castellano
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.+ Read More
Zach is a very fun and outgoing teacher. He is always willing to cooperate with the student and he always makes everything fun. I've improved a lot just from taking 4 lessons.
INCREDIBLE teacher. Zach is professional, dedicated, understanding, and caring. He has helped me make so much progress and I am so grateful to have found him. I would recommend him to everyone! He has helped me with auditions, performances, acting, and vocal technique. He puts so much effort into his students and will always go the extra mile. Zach is great!+ Read More
Zach is very knowledgeable in his field. One of the best and most honest vocal coaches I have worked with, he helped me feel comfortable and fully prepared for an upcoming audition. I would definitely recommend his services to ANY and EVERY one I know!!
Our first lesson was amazing, My granddaughter was initially shy, Zach was able in a short time to help her realize her potential.
I had my first session with him yesterday and i had a fantastic time.I love his teaching method and can't wait to take more lessons with him :-) He deserves 5 stars.
Zach is a very intuitive and engaged coach. He shines with musical theatre training.
Lessons with Zach have been amazing, he teaches me new things every time I go to a singing lesson. He is very patient and will work as hard as he can to give you the best experience, and even when you have a hard time doing something in the lesson, Zach will push you and help to you accomplish whatever it is you are doing. Overall I recommend Zach to anyone who is willing to sing and have fun with it.+ Read More
Lessons with Zach were my first venture into a more musical theatre style of singing. He was patient, encouraging, and a lot of fun to work with and learn from! I would recommend Zach to anyone looking into taking Voice (or acting) lessons!
Before taking lessons with Zach, it had been a few years since I had any proper vocal training. Zach was extremely patient, professional and helpful with our lessons, as well as making the environment a lot of fun! I would recommend Zach to any clients that might be interested.+ Read More