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Zachary D.
West Palm Beach, Florida
Discover the origins of the Spanish Guitar. Play and practice with an American Flamenco guitarist!
Have you always wanted to take your guitar playing to a new level? Have you always had an interest in this romantic and passionate style of music that has been around for hundreds of years? Well, look no further! I will show you that you do not need to be a virtuoso to play flamenco! Everyone has the ability to play this music, and I will help you unlock that potential in a fun and relaxed environment! We will cover everything from how to hold the guitar, strumming/rasgueados, fingerpicking, tremolo, golpe, picado, and tresillos. . You will be playing the most popular modern style of flamenco, Rumba, for your very first lessons! We will also explore the different types of Flamenco. The first styles, or palos in flamenco terms, is the ancient Solea. The Solea evolves into every other style we will discuss, including the joyful Alegrias, the melancholic Seguiriyas, the fiery Bulerias, and more. Come and explore el arte de la guitarra flamenca!
About Zachary D.

Zachary D. is an American-born flamenco guitarist and teacher. Zach started his guitar journey at Cypress Lake High School Center of the Arts in Florida, becoming their first student to major in Spanish Classical Guitar Studies, and the first to specialize in Flamenco Guitar at 17 years old. Zach would continue his classical studies at Florida Atlantic University, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2021. Originally a self-taught flamenco guitarist, Zach would go on to study with great flamenco guitarists including Juan Martin, Kai Narezo, Luciano Ghosn, and Mario Moraga. While being one of the youngest teachers here on TakeLessons at 23 years old, Zach’s passion shows and connects with all of his students! Zach also runs a YouTube channel that focuses on Spanish guitar tutorials for beginners. “I hope to help my students realize that flamenco is not impossible. You do not have to be a virtuoso to play flamenco as many people think. I am not Spanish-born, nor am I a Gypsy, but that does not mean I cannot play this beautiful music like one. All it takes is passion and dedication to understanding the culture and language of flamenco!” I hope to make your musical journey an enjoyable one that will last you a lifetime! I'm looking forward to working with you! Please let me know if you have any questions at all, whether its more about me, what other things go into my lessons, or if you want to know more about what the guitar can offer you! "Music should reflect the poetry and emotions of life" -Juan Martin (flamenco guitarist) “The beauty of the guitar lies in its soft and persuasive voice and its beauty cannot be equaled by any other instrument.” -Andres Segovia (classical guitarist)

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Teaching since 2015

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Minor in Classical Guitar Performance

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Had my first lesson today and I can honestly say that I finally found the Flamenco guitar instructor that I’ve been looking for. Zach is not only a great guitar player but he’s an excellent teacher and a great person. I look forward to continue learning from him.

Posted Mar 27, 2022
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I've learned a lot already and looking forward to future lessons with Zach

Posted Mar 21, 2021
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Fun first lesson w/ Zach!

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Assistant Instructor
Mar 2022 - Present
Familia Flamenca Academy
Assistant instructor with master flamenco guitarist Mario Moraga
Wedding Guitarist
Aug 2017 - Present
Flamenco
Performer
Aug 2015 - Present
Flamenco
Concert guitarist and street performer
Blog Writer
Oct 2020 - May 2022
TakeLessons.com
Check out my music articles! https://takelessons.com/blog/2020/12/flamenco-palos-a-beginners-listening-guide-to-the-styles-of-the-spanish-guitar https://takelessons.com/blog/2021/01/are-there-any-one-string-guitar-songs https://takelessons.com/blog/2021/01/flamenco-guitar-tips-from-a-pro https://takelessons.com/blog/2020/10/guitar-fingers-hands-posture-how-to-play-without-injury/ https://takelessons.com/blog/2020/11/should-i-take-spanish-guitar-lessons-4-reasons-to-say-yes/ https://takelessons.com/blog/2020/11/guitar-neck-shapes-a-brief-history-and-background https://takelessons.com/blog/2020/11/6-string-guitar-notes-a-guide-with-pictures-and-letters https://takelessons.com/blog/2020/12/bass-guitar-strings-notes-and-chords https://takelessons.com/blog/2020/12/the-ultimate-guide-to-bar-chords-a-useful-guide-for-beginners https://takelessons.com/blog/2020/12/overcoming-performance-anxiety-a-guitarists-guide-to-performing-live https://takelessons.com/blog/2020/12/how-to-play-beautifully-a-classical-guitarists-guide-to-musicality https://takelessons.com/blog/2021/01/introduction-to-slide-guitar https://takelessons.com/blog/2021/02/5-helpful-guitar-music-books-for-beginner-players https://takelessons.com/blog/2021/02/5-country-strumming-patterns-for-beginner-guitarists https://takelessons.com/blog/2021/02/best-slide-guitar-songs-and-beginner-techniques https://takelessons.com/blog/2021/02/how-to-find-the-best-guitar-cable-for-your-live-performances
Assistant Guitar Instructor
Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
Cypress Lake High School Center of the Arts
Assisted teacher for beginning/introductory guitar classes
Minor in Classical Guitar Performance
Aug 2017 - Apr 2021
Florida Atlantic University
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Aug 2017 - Apr 2021
Florida Atlantic University
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Flamenco Accompanist
Jan 2022
Academia Internacional de Flamenco
Study of Flamenco cante (singing) and how to accompany flamenco singers during a performance of Tangos and Alegrias
First Classical Guitar Major
May 2017
Cypress Lake High School Center of the Arts
Specialty in Classical Spanish guitar music and Flamenco guitar
DAISY Nominee
Aug 2022
DAISY
T. Touhy Caring in Gerontological Nursing Award
Apr 2021
Florida Atlantic University
Sigma Theta Tau
Jan 2020
The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Sigma Theta Tau International's vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing.
National Honors Society
May 2016
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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Instructor details
Flamenco Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Prairie Rd
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$35
60 minutes
$40
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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