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Zachary H.
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Learn a strong violin technique from an experienced performer and pedagogue
A versatile musician with over ten years' teaching experience. I focus on building a strong technique so we can find students' unique artistic voice together! Students of mine study standard concertos, Bach, Suzuki materials, and scales. They also work on fiddle and jazz tunes, improvisation, and pop songs. The most important thing is to find what lights a spark in each student!
About Zachary H.

I am a violinist and violist with experience performing and studying all over the world. I am a trained classical musician, but I also have a passion for improvisation, hip hop, pop, jazz, and fiddle music! My strengths lie in building students' technical foundation while helping them find their artistic voice.

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 2009

Master of Music Performance in Viola

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks English, German, Dutch

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Subject: Violin
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students
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I am an adult violist who returned to playing in the local community orchestra a few years ago. I had played in high school and college ensembles decades before but had stopped playing for a while. I reached out to Zachary to improve my "technique". What I actually received was much more. Working with Zachary immensely improved my viola sound, heightened my range, and improved both my right and left hand techniques. But it also penetrated to something deeper; a holistic approach to playing that integrated these disparate elements into effective playing. In addition, I took away a method of how to formulate, practice and express a truly "musical" interpretation of the repertoire that we worked on together. Zachary is an approachable, warm, caring, and observant teacher and an effective communicator and demonstrator. I would recommend him wholeheartedly as a teacher for any aspiring student!

Posted Mar 20, 2022
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Zachary is astute, professional, clear in communication, and a compassionate and effective teacher. I have had violin, cello, and viola instructors for my children for 15 years, and Zachary is among the best. There are a few things you look for in an instructor: 1. That they make an honest assessment. 2. That they make a plan, communicate it to the student, and stick to it. 3. That they work with what the student brings to the lesson in terms of skill. Zachary took my daughter in quickly, was able to assess where she was and put together an effective plan for her. I noticed the improvement immediately and my daughter was inspired to practice. Highly recommended.

Posted Aug 27, 2021

I decided that I wanted to learn how to play an instrument much later in life than most. On top of the late start, I knew little to nothing about music. All of these factors discouraged me for a long time and some teachers I've tried added to that anxiety. One day I came across Zachary's profile and decided to give it one more chance , little did I know it would be one of the single greatest decisions I've ever made for myself. Coming to the table with as little knowledge as I had, including not being a young kid, was not a problem at all for Zachary. He has an ease about him when he teaches and is always patient and kind. Never once did he talk down to me or make me feel like something was impossible. If you have a chance to have him as your teacher, you will not regret it. Let him help you learn, improve, and bring out the very best in you like he did with me.

Posted Jun 17, 2021
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Oct 2018 - Oct 2018
Nootstroom Orkest
Principal Viola
Jan 2018 - May 2018
Akademisches Symphonie Orchester
Co-founder and Violin I
Sep 2017 - May 2018
Ensemble 17
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
Akademisches Symphonie Orchester
Substitute Violin I
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Symphony Tacoma
Tutti Violin I
Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
Olympia Symphony
Master of Music Performance in Viola
Aug 2018
Royal Conservatoire of The Hague
Private Study, violin and viola
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Vienna Konservatorium
Private Study, violin and viola
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
Prayner Konservatorium
Bachelor of Music Performance in Violin
Sep 2011 - May 2015
University of Puget Sound
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Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

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Instructor details
Subject: Violin
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students