Zachary Hamilton
Malibu, CA
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Zachary Hamilton

Zachary H.

Malibu, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
An experienced and versatile musician with a passion for building technique and finding students' unique artistic voice.

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.


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10 Reviews
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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
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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 16, 2021
Maria J.
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I love Zachary's teaching method. He is very friendly and easy to understand. He is very passionate about teaching and it shows. I have progressed a lot after only a few lessons, and I will continue to take lessons from him. I highly recommend him :)

Posted May 5, 2021
Ramon L.
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Posted Mar 25, 2021
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Zachary is a great instructor and friendly , you won't feel the stress of a regular class.I can say that I am always excited to learn because of the motivation he give. I wasn't sure at the beginning that the online lessons would work effectively and that I will see great results. I have already had 5 sessions and still have 15 left. He is so patient and gives a clear guidance to improve your level. Each week there is a prepared plan of what we will focus on depending on the performance which means you take the full use of every minute in the class. Also ,the weekly homework or exercises given helps you to know what to do to improve between each class.

Totally recommend

Posted Mar 18, 2021
Jared S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Patient and answered all my questions! Looking for axes to lesson #2.

Posted Mar 3, 2021
Profile-location-online Online

Zachary is teaching my 12 year old son. He did a good assessment, suggested next steps, and continues to provide me with feedback after the lesson.

Posted Jan 7, 2021
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Zachary has such a positive and encouraging way with our son. He is clearly a very talented musician -- yet he is humble and has said he is always still learning all the time. From the first lesson, he provided persistent guidance for improving with patience and compassion. He is a gifted teacher. We are very happy to have found him!

Posted Jan 23, 2020
Danya D.
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Posted Feb 18, 2021
Angie A.
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Posted Dec 5, 2020

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Assistant Principal Viola
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 - Present

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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