- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Exact Notes is a self-learning music notation system for kids. The site is a comprehensive resource for classrooms, private teachers, self-learners, and homeschoolers. It has everything you need to stay on track before, during, and between lessons. It features an easy-to-read notation that takes the hard work out of learning music, and is so easy that 4 year olds can learn songs on their own!
As the lead curriculum designer, my job is to make sure every student has a fun and successful experience! Every student who joins the website gets a free orientation from me, and a free first lesson. If you're nearby, this could be at my private studio at Keyboard World (Grand Rapids, 28th Street and Breton Ave), or at my home studio. If you're at a distance, I prefer to have orientations and lessons online.
Do you have any questions I can help answer? Please message me!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 3+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I play violin, viola, cello, guitar and piano. I love classical music (especially Bach), improvising on the piano, Irish fiddle music on the violin, and Spanish guitar!
Since 2002, I’ve taught more than 23,000 lessons. From 2009-2012 I owned and operated a set of three fine arts centers for kids across West Michigan called Lil’ Learners. I currently teach 50+ students each week online, in my home studio, at Keyboard World, and for Hamilton Schools Homeschool co-op and Niles’ Homeschool Partnership.
I also own and develop ExactNotes.com, which is the online home for my patent-pending music notation.
I am the chief curriculum designer for Violin, Guitar, Piano, and Ukulele.
I teach private piano, violin, cello, and guitar lessons and group guitar classes.
I've taught 23,000+ music lessons on violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, and piano! I specialize in giving a great start to beginners!
I taught private lessons and small ensembles for violin, viola, cello, and piano.
I taught violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano, and co-designed curriculum for Spanish, Chinese, Drawing and Painting, Fencing, Ballet, Martial Arts, Piano, Violin, and Guitar.
My 11 year old son had his first violin lesson with Zach and LOVED IT! Looking forward to his lesson next week! :)
Great first lesson.
Great first lesson! Looking forward to many more!
Great first lesson! Looking forward to the next one!
Zach is able to keep my active son engaged during the lesson. My son has already learned a ton and is eager to learn more!
Zach has been awesome! He's knowledgable, is patient with my young daughter, and she has improved immensely in just 5 lessons!
Very energetic, fun and helped me improve!
My 6 yo is taking violin classes with Zach online. The classes are high energy, very engaging, informative, and fun.
I really appreciated that Zach was very understanding and flexible with crazy changing work schedules. He does a good job of mixing music theory, technical exercises, while still being open and even encouraging the student to working on styles and pieces they are interested in and enjoy. Zach is great about asking the student what they want to learn and work on, while still making sure that they are always learning something new and always pushing themselves. Zach always seems to genuinely care and get excited about music, teaching, and his students.+ Read More
Zach is very personable and figured out a great method to motivate my reluctant child--fake money!! He also developed his own musical notation to aid in helping students learn how to read music but in such a way that isn't as complicated as the standard notation. My son really likes him.+ Read More
My daughter is very shy and quiet. Zach is fantastic and she loves him! He is patient and funny. His way of teaching works! She is just 6 years old and is already playing songs after just 6 weeks. His music curriculum is so easy to understand and play! We've been very impressed.+ Read More