Zachary Deyo

Zachary D.

Boca Raton, FL
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Beginner, Intermediate
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!
We will cover everything from how to hold the guitar, strumming/rasgueados, finger picking, tremolo, golpe, picado, and tresillos.
I mostly utilize Juan Martin's method of teaching.
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.

Hello there! I am currently a junior in college studying nursing, but also pursuing classical and Flamenco guitar during my spare time. Please do not be discouraged by me being only 21 years old; I may be young, but I am experienced. 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 issues 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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Cindy
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Zach is very knowledgeable , yet patient and encouraging. He is interested in questions I have concerning learning the instrument , finding excellent ways to answer them in ways I understand. I’m digging my lessons! 👍

Posted Jan 12, 2020
Cynthia

Zach was wonderfully prepared to start me off well .
He was thorough, patient and full of easy to follow instruction.
I enjoyed my lesson!

Posted Jan 5, 2020
Sharon C.
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Zachary was phenomenal! He is so knowledgeable and organized and I can’t wait for my next lesson.

Posted Dec 6, 2019
Bruce A.
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Posted Oct 23, 2019
John
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Great first lesson with Zach. Looking forward to more.

Posted Oct 18, 2019
Shanthala
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Zack is an amazing instructor. He brings a vast amount of knowledge and skillsets on guitar and ukulele. He is kind and very helpful. He encourages the student to go at the pace comfortable to them and he is very committed to the goals that students set for themselves. Thank you very much Zack for being patient and teaching me the skills. I plan to come back to take his lessons again.

Posted Oct 4, 2019
Praharsh
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Posted Aug 24, 2019
Christina
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Great teacher. I have zero music experience & his style of teaching allows me to learn without getting overwhelmed. Highly recommend Zachary.

Posted Jun 24, 2019
Loyce S.
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Very learned, dedicated and caring

Posted Apr 25, 2019
Loyce S.
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I was relaxed during my first lesson with Zach because Zach is a great communicator, intelligent and knowing. I feel I've learned some new techniques which I feel good about practicing and look forward to my next session.

Posted Mar 29, 2019
Loyce S.
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Zach is the perfect match for me. He's intelligent, patient and imparts not too much information so I was relaxed and learned much and already see progress from my first lesson. I made a great choice.

Posted Mar 29, 2019
Larissa
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Great experience! Flexible, understanding, and always willing to help even outside lesson time.

Posted Mar 27, 2019
Jeremy S.
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Zach is amazing he's very knowledgeable and most importantly takes his time. He moves along as you progress. If you need him he's only a phone call away. Took one lesson with him and learned so much! Highly recommend for the beginner.

Posted Nov 10, 2018
Courtney
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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!

Posted Jan 10, 2018
Anne
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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.

Posted Jan 9, 2018
Sarah
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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!

Posted Jan 6, 2018

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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

Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Aug 2017 - Present

Florida Atlantic University

Minor in Classical Guitar Performance
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

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