About Zachary J.
Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspirational and motivational based teacher; he will make you or your child LOVE making music rather than dreading their weekly lesson. He has a BA in music performance and has taught for 10 years. He is an exceptionally talented and in-demand teacher and performer.
*** Lesson Details ***
Zach is very motivating and inspiring. He will not yell or discourage you or your child. He will have reasonable and attainable weekly goals. He will seek the best from you but will maintain professionalism and makes learning enjoyable and fun. Works well with all ages, from beginners to advanced; from young children to adults.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio, f/w keyboard, and all other instruments he teachers, seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment ***
Student should provide instrument, stand. I will provide my own instrument (except piano).
*** Specialties ***
Suzuki for violin (I'm comfortable with other methods, too)
Speaks English, Spanish
Teaching since 2001
Teaches students 5 and up
Great experience with Zach. I'm still learning how to sing properly, though.
Great with kids!
Relates to a 13 year old very well and is very professional.
supportive and encouraging
I found Zach through 'take lessons' after my daughter had a few years with an intense classical pianist. I want my daughter to have fun and appreciate music and not feel the intense pressure she was feeling with our previous instructor. Zach was the perfect choice. My daughter loves her lessons. Zach does take time off for his professional endevors. Good for him. He has always let us know and connected with us when he returns.
Our 12 year old daughter has been taking voice lessons with Zach for almost a year and he is absolutely amazing. He's taught her so much and made it so interesting for her. We HIGHLY recommend him as a music instructor!
Great with children and a very good teaching asthetic but not reliable or courteous
We were so happy with Zach's positive disposition, flexibility, experience, and teaching skills that we managed around his many interruptions (4 and 6 week absences) as he pursued personal and professional endeavors. However, Zach scheduled lessons after a 3 month hiatus only to not show-up and never notify us since. We were actually worried that something happened to him, but see now he is back on take lessons scheduling with new students. Hmm?
We like Zachery very very much. He has been very helpful with caling to confirm appointment time and location. He is so professional and practices much kindness and patience with Emmi. she loves her lessons. We would like to increase to an hour for January please.
We are fortunate to have such a talented instructor
Signature Music Studios
Private lessons on piano, guitar, voice, violin, mandolin, banjo, acting
The Prairie School (Private K-12 school in Racine, WI)
Music and Theatre Instructor at a k-12 private school in Racine, WI (my hometown)
Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Fluent / Native Proficiency