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Zachary passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
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:
2015

Hello there! I am currently in college for nursing, but studying Spanish guitar on the side. I have been playing classical and flamenco guitar for 3 years, but am very experienced as a performer on the instrument. I went to a well known performing arts high school in Florida where I helped start their classical guitar program. I was the first guitar major to graduate from the school, and the first to specialize in flamenco guitar. My job after starting the program was to assist my teacher with her new students, which was a class of over 40 high school students (all of them trying different genres of music). I still teach a couple of those students, and some of them have gone on to receive recognition and awards in music.

You do not need to be a virtuoso to play these styles of music! My goal is to have you playing from day 1! We will also focus on material you want to learn, while combining material any guitarist needs to learn.

First lessons involve basic chords which will guarantee your early success on the guitar! Other topics include how to hold the guitar, strumming, finger picking basics, and how to produce specific sounds. If you are experienced with guitar, allow me to help with any musicality or performance tips you may have.

As a teacher I like to make phrasing of music one of my main focuses. I want you to really tell a story with all of the music you are making, even if it is just an exercise!

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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Experience

Wedding Guitarist
Aug 2017 - Present
Diablo Flamenco

Performer
Aug 2015 - Present
Diablo Flamenco

Assistant Guitar Instructor
Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
Cypress Lake High School Center of the Arts

Assisted teacher for beginning/introductory guitar classes

Education

Minor in Classical Guitar Performance
Aug 2017 - Present
Florida Atlantic University
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Aug 2017 - Present
Florida Atlantic University

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

First Classical Guitar Major
May 2017
Cypress Lake High School Center of the Arts

First student to start the program

Photos & Videos

Classical/Flamenco guitar introduction video
Flamenco vibes

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Full orchestra

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3 Reviews

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Courtney Jan 10, 2018
Flamenco Guitar · Online

Zachary was an such an amazing teacher to my daughter Ashley. She has been wanting to learn how to play guitar for some time now, and I could not be happier with having picked Zachary as her first teacher! He was so informative and was very patient with her! She preformed her first solo in front of our family on Christmas and it was amazing. Such a nice young boy, and would defiantly recommend to anyone looking!

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Anne Jan 9, 2018
Classical Guitar · In home

Zack is a great musician! His teaching methods are great. Its very interactive, hands-on, and fun. He has been at this for years so he knows how to get the info through to you. I have been his student for about 6 months now and i have learned so much. I performed for my family and it was an amazing experience! I would definetly recommend.

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Sarah Jan 6, 2018
Flamenco Guitar · Online

Zach is an amazing guy. His young age inspired my son (8 years old), and he relates more to his younger students being closer in age to them. He explains everything in great detail that's easy to understand, and has a genuine love of music. He will have you playing from your very first lesson!

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