Zachary Emerson

Zachary E.

Tampa, FL

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've played everything from Bluegrass to Big Band jazz. I don't place any limits on the styles or genres we can explore in our lessons. My main intention is to make music exciting and educational. I tailor my lessons to fit each students goals. We can learn to read, improvise, and play by-ear. For those who are interested, I also enjoy discussing what it's like to make a living as a musician (music equipment, live performance, studio recording, starting a band, finding gigs, etc).
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Zachary teaches



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:

Music is one of the most important parts of my life. I started playing when I was 6, and I've been hooked ever since! I've performed with bands in many different genres. Over the past two years, I've shared the stage with The Wailers, Charles Bradley, The Bellamy Brothers, and countless others. I've also performed with musicians such as Chuchito Valdes and Jennifer Holiday. Currently, I'm a touring musician based here in Tampa. I perform with a 10-piece soul band, a Nashville-based country outfit, and my own jazz trio. I love teaching and sharing my stage experience!


Keyboard Player
Apr 2016 - Present
Natalie Nicole Green

Keyboard player for Natalie Nicole Green and her band, A Little Bit More.

Keyboard Player
Nov 2015 - Present
The Savants of Soul

Performer with the Gainesville-based soul band, The Savants of Soul.

Music Instructor
Aug 2013 - Aug 2016
Guitar Center


Jazz Composition
Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
Santa Fe College


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Discussing song ideas during a writing session.

At work in the studio.

Live on stage with The Savants of Soul.


11 Reviews

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Kenneth R. Jun 6, 2018
Piano · In home

My son had a great time on his first piano lessons with Zachary. He tells me he can not wait till his next lessons and even commented how happy he was with his instructor, Zachary. My husband and I also commented that we could not have chosen a better instructor. Zachary has been punctual, polite, and most of all has patience with my son who is only seven years old.

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Steve D. May 23, 2018
Organ · Online

Zack is helping me see that learning keyboard is not as complicated as I once thought. Great lesson from a great teacher!

Jakob May 22, 2018
Songwriting · Online

Very Knowledgable guy!

Nathan L. Feb 26, 2018
Organ · Online

Very good class

Steve D. Feb 14, 2018
Organ · Online

Zack is an amazing instructor. He is extremely talented, and has a knack for articulating what it is he's trying to convey to me. He is also very patient, which is important to a beginner like myself!

Steve D. Jan 24, 2018
Organ · Online

Extremely excited about lessons with Zachary! He is very patient, talented, and creative. I’m definitely going to take the next step in my quest to become a “real” keyboard player!!

Anne Nov 30, 2017
Piano · In home

Zachary really inspired my granddaughter to enjoy the lessons, practice and get better and better! She was really elated after the lesson! He was a very good choice for her.

Randy J. Oct 27, 2017
Piano · In home


Zachary B. Oct 10, 2017
Piano · In home

Zack truly helped me understand the music better than I had before. He was very encouraging and helped me overcome the obstacles that were in my way. Not to mention his skills as a player!

Ryan Mar 6, 2017
Piano · In home

First lesson was great, inspired my 11 year old to get excited about playing the piano.

Ngaire (Ny-ree) Rosan Jan 19, 2017
Piano · In home

Zack was fabulous and very knowledgeable. He made me feel comfortable and I was so excited to learn. He is a fantastic and patient instructor, my experience was very satisfactory.

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