Zachary Deyo
Boca Raton, FL
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Zachary Deyo

Zachary D.

Boca Raton, FL
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Welcome to the world of guitar! I look forward to guiding you through your new musical journey! For my guitar lessons, we will study the chords and techniques of the instrument. My standard guitar courses are perfect for the absolute beginner who wants guidance on what path to take. We will cover chords, strumming, how to put songs or pieces together, fingerpicking, and how to use our hands in the most effective ways possible to get the results we want! This course is also the perfect place to start if you are an absolute beginner, but are interested in classical/flamenco playing, as this will cover the basics of music and handling the instrument. Let's start your journey together!

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 the 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, fingerpicking 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 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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Jennifer Lee
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Posted Jul 6, 2020
Marina
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Zach is organized and knows what he's doing. My 10year daughter enjoys her guitar lesson.

Posted Jun 11, 2020
Andrea P.
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I’m so happy to have Zachary as my teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable and eager to help me learn. Zachary instantly made me feel comfortable after my first lesson. Cant wait to see the progress he helps me make!

Posted Jun 2, 2020
Camille
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I thought Zach was well informed, well spoken and has genuine passion for teaching.

Posted May 28, 2020
Kenny
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Explained in great detail which I like. Nice dude. Easy to understand. Would recommend for others.

Posted May 27, 2020
Anne
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Zach was the best ukulele teacher we could have asked for. He personalized the lessons around my 12 year old’s progress and interests, was easily relatable and highly knowledgeable, was always accommodating if lesson times needed to be changed, communicated after all lessons about how they went and what to work on and went above and beyond giving us a digital copy of his book and offering extra help if ever needed. We highly recommend Zach!

Posted May 25, 2020
Jenny
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Just had my first lesson with Zach and it was great! Zach is very knowledgeable and patient. Onward to practice.

Posted May 19, 2020
Axel
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Before the lesson Zach made sure axel was prepared and ready. Zach was very attentive and patient through the lesson and really helped my son feel confident.

Posted Apr 28, 2020
Jennifer
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Zach took the time to understand my personal musical interests and adapt my first chords to a style of music that suits me. He structured the class so we had plenty of time to go over both theory and practice. It's clear he has carefully planned his lessons. The practice he recommended feel totally achievable, and it includes a good balance between drills and music. I really appreciate the thought he's put into his classes. Despite being very structured, there is a relaxed and approachable feel to his teaching style. Thanks for an awesome first lesson, Zach!

Posted Apr 8, 2020
Cindy Dauphin
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Zach is sincere, kind, and so very knowledgeable musician! He makes my lesson fun, even when Im not as prepared as I want to be.

Posted Mar 15, 2020
Cindy Dauphin
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Zachary has the patience of Jobe

Posted Mar 8, 2020
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

Flamenco

Performer
Aug 2015 - Present

Flamenco

Concert guitarist and street performer

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

Specialty in Classical Spanish guitar music and Flamenco guitar

Affiliations

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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