Zachary Brown

Zachary B.

Washington, DC
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Lesson Details

Drum

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Helping the student fall in love with the music they create is of the utmost importance to me. My main goal is to help bring the student to a greater appreciation and understanding of music. I have over 10 years worth of experience playing drum set and percussion. My styles of performance over the past several years have been jazz, country, rock, soul, funk, and christian contemporary music. Students will be exposed to comprehensive music theory tailored to their individual needs. Whatever style the student wants to learn I will be able to help them on their journey to becoming a well-rounded musician.
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About

Zachary delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2016

Music has been the love of my life for as long as I can remember. I believe it has the power to move people. I've been playing drums and percussion for 10 years and have received training from a number of professionals, such as Clyde Connor and Scott Wilson at the University of Florida, where I also studied Music Education. During my tenure at UF, I was the drummer for the Big Band, Jazz combo, and the symphonic band.

Currently, I am a drummer, percussionist, guitarist, pianist, and vocalist. I am more than willing and able to teach students on any of these instruments regardless of your level of experience. For several years I played in many venues around the North Central Florida area with various bands whose genres included jazz, funk, country, rock, and soul. I have also had many years of experience playing for contemporary Christian music services.

I am very friendly and flexible to the needs of the student, while making music fun and educational.

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Experience

Music Instructor
Feb 2017 - Aug 2017
Guitar Center

During my time here I was able to teach many students ranging in age from 7-63! I taught both guitar and drums to students of both beginner and intermediate experience levels.

Drummer
Aug 2013 - Jul 2017
Christ Central Alachua

Leading worship from the drum set was my responsibility while performing with this church. I was the drummer on call at first to cover for those that needed substitutes, until quickly becoming a highly sought drummer for not only this organization but many like it in Alachua county.

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Drummer
Mar 2011 - Jul 2017
Clay Brooker Band

This was the band that introduced me to the honky-tonk circuit of North Central Florida and surrounding areas. I sharpened my chops and grew my wisdom as a performer playing night after night in countless venues for sometimes three hours at a time.

Drummer
Aug 2016 - May 2017
Justin Lee Partin Band

During my time with this band I was full time drummer as well as responsible for DJ duty between sets at select shows. I traveled more extensively throughout Florida with this band and even ventured into South Georgia.

Education

AA Music
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Santa Fe College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Nashville Drummers Jam
Circa December 2016

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The Trio
Circa 2014

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Jazz Vibes 
University of Florida
Circa Fall 2016

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2 Reviews

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Ken Oct 11, 2017
Drum · In studio

Zach is skilled with all age levels!

Pace Oct 9, 2017
Drum · Online

Zachary is a talented musician and a great teacher. He is a patient instructor, and he obviously loves music. Highly recommended!

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