Zachary Johnson

Zachary J.

Saint Peter, MN
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Levels taught:

    Zachary teaches

    5 & Up

    Teaching since

    August 2001

    Last background check
    Zachary passed a background check on 10/31/2014 that included the following:
    • National Criminal Record Check
    • County/State Criminal Record Check
    • Sex Offender Registry Search
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    10/31/2014

    Average response time

    29.0 hours

    About Zachary

    Overview

    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)

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    Experience

    Music Teacher

    Jun 2008 - Jun 2011
    Signature Music Studios

    Private lessons on piano, guitar, voice, violin, mandolin, banjo, acting

    Music and Theatre Teacher, Choir and Orchestra Instructor

    Aug 2006 - May 2008
    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)

    Education

    Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major)

    Aug 2001 - May 2006
    Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

    Languages Spoken

    English

    Fluent / Native Proficiency

    Spanish

    Limited Proficiency
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    6 Reviews on Zachary J.

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    Abby W. Nov 1, 2014
    Singing · In home
    Verified Student
    Relates to a 13 year old very well and is very professional.
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    Janet L. Feb 2, 2014
    Piano
    Verified Student
    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.
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    pam W. Nov 10, 2013
    Singing
    Verified Student
    Excellent!

    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!
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    candice G. Sep 23, 2013
    Violin
    Verified Student
    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?
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    TessL Jan 1, 2012
    Mom

    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.
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    VinceL Oct 22, 2011
    We are fortunate to have such a talented instructor