Zach Pagter

Zach P.

Long Beach, CA
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Music Recording

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The modern DAW is such a powerful tool but can be a bit intimidating when you first start with it. There's an endless amount of possibilities and it can be difficult to know where to even start. I've recorded with artists like Jim Keltner (The Traveling Wilburys/Bob Dylan), Fred Tacket (Little Feat), MAX, and Gnash. I've also written and produced hundreds of songs for myself, TV commercials, other artists and songs I've worked on have accumulated millions of plays online. Allow me to share my knowledge with you, both technical and creative. Let's make some great music!
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Zach delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:
June 2011

“I have a passion for music and my greatest goal in life is to share that passion one way or another.”

Zach P. started his musical journey before he could speak with his father starting his ear-training as a toddler. He’s taught all levels of guitar, piano and voice for several years. He graduated with a Bachelors in Music and Mathematics from Cal State: Long Beach and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. He’s performed in various groups for nearly two decades, headlining in venues across the US such as The House of Blues, Hard Rock Hotel and others. He’s written and recorded songs that have received hundreds of thousands of streams, were used in major network commercials and placed on national top 100 radio charts. He's worked with artists like MAX, Gnash, Jim Keltner (The Traveling Wilburys, Bob Dylan) and Fred Tacket (Little Feat).

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is unique, so I create a unique lesson plan to fit the interests and ability of each my students. My main focus while teaching is creating a safe and fun environment for my students. While learning a musical instrument or skill requires a fair amount of technical knowledge and discipline, it should also be fun and engaging. You won’t practice if you don’t like what you’re doing! I like to give students tools that allow them to be creative and play around. This gives them an opportunity to naturally develop their own unique musical voice which technical study and practice will only enrich and expand.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my own instrument and amplification if needed as well as teaching materials like books, staff or tab paper, and pencils. I expect students to provide their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rock and pop music, in the broadest possible definitions of the genres.

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Freelance Musician
Aug 2010 - Present

I have worked freelance in a variety of music related fields for the past several years, including teaching, performing, and audio engineering. I have written, recorded and performed music for a national tv commercial and won an international songwriting competition. I have lead and managed several bands and artistic projects.

Since 2017, most of my work has come from singing, producing and songwriting through the online marketplace,, where I have earned a ranking among the site’s top songwriters.

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Bachelors of Arts in Music with a Minor in Mathematics
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013
California State University: Long Beach


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A cover song with my former band
A music video for a band I play guitar with.
Photo by Zach P.

Photo by Zach P.

Photo by Zach P.

A cover of Young, Dumb & Broke by Khalid
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Erika May 17, 2019
Electric Guitar · In studio

I first got to talking with Zach back in 2015, I had been looking for an accomplished musician to play at my husbands birthday party. He did not disappoint! ! Everyone was very impressed with his music style and professionalism. Through that connection we got to talking, and I also learned that he teaches music all over the south bay! Years later now in 2019, My 16 year old son had been wanting to take electric guitar lessons, but we had not been finding a good fit with a teacher. My son is very smart and artistic, however struggles with a mild learning disability. I reached out to Zach, and we discussed giving it a try. Zach is very patient and breaks up the music information in a way that is very understandable for my son, and is hands on pointing out the best techniques to help him excel, and stay engaged. My son has been taking lessons from Zach once a week for a few months, and I cannot believe my sons progress!! He actually enjoys learning the guitar and is feeling very inspired to continue to learn more because he is learning to play all the songs he is interested in. MY son is now teaching me how to play some new songs..I am thankful to Zach for empowering my son to unlock his musical ability and keeping him interested in learning in a stress free environment. Zach although very professional, he is a relaxed teacher, and very relatable to young people, teens and young adults which I think makes lessons fun! I am very picky about who teaches my kids, and Zach I would say checks off all the right boxes!!

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