- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
As the lead curriculum designer, my job is to make sure every student has a fun and successful experience! If you're nearby, this could be at my private studio 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 4+ 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 27,000 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 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.
Zach is encouraging and makes lessons fun!
Emma is delighted with her first lesson. I needed to insist on putting her violin down to sit down and finish her school work. She is home schooled. Love the way he teaches. Very clear lessons.
Robert really enjoyed his lesson! He was pleased with his progress last week!
My son enjoyed the lesson!
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