Zachary Windsor

Zachary W.

Harrisonburg, VA
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Lesson Details

Violin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Violin is my speciality. Although my focus is mainly on classical music, I can also teach a little bit of fiddle, pop, and jazz. My focus is on forming good habits while avoiding the bad. The student will learn how to listen to music intently and intelligently, how to read treble clef, and most importantly, how to shape and perform the pieces learned. All lessons should be approached with a diligent attitude while having fun. Artistry is birthed when passion and consistency collide!
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About

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:
September 2012

Zachary is a professional violinist graduated with a bachelor's degree in music performance from Shenandoah University. He enjoys teaching classical music, fiddle music, and pop music. He has performed extensively as a soloist, with bands, and with various orchestras. He has taught over 30+ private lesson students and has taught numerous group classes. Recently, Zach received certification from the Suzuki Association of the Americas to teach Suzuki Book I and II to violin students.

Experience

Apprentice at Masterworks Music Festival
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Masterworks

Lead the orchestra in various ways at this music festival

Recording Movie Music
May 2015 - May 2015
Bruno Nasta Musical Services

Recorded Movie music for the Royal Caribbean cruise line.

Premiere of Wynton Marsalis' Blues Symphony
Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
Shenandoah Conservatory Orchestra

Premiered Wynton Marsalis' Blues Symphony at the Strathmore in Bethesda, MD.

Spain Tour
Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
Shenandoah Universtiy

Toured and performed in four different concert halls in Spain as principle 2nd violin with the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra.

National Gallery of Arts Orchestra
May 2013 - May 2013
National Gallery of Art

Performed with the National Gallery of Arts Orchestra during an all Mozart Piano Concerto program

Education

Music Performance- violin
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Shenandoah University

Certifications

Suzuki Violin Unit 2
May 2017
Suzuki Association of the Americas

This course gives instruction on how to teach students every song within the second violin book of Suzuki.

Suzuki Violin Unit 1
Jul 2016
Suzuki Association of the Americas

this course gives instruction on how to properly teach students every song within the first violin book of Suzuki

Every Child Can
Jul 2016
Suzuki Association of the Americas

This course instills belief founded by Dr. Suzuki that every child can learn the language of music and that it is not limited by the certain individuals

Awards

Bach/Handel Festival
Sep 2014
Winchester, VA

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Jim Watson Aug 17, 2015
Violin · In studio

My first lesson with Zach was great. He moves along, gives good advice and homework exercises. I feel good about his instruction acapbility and technique.

Doris L. Jun 9, 2015
Violin · In studio

Zachary is an experienced and most engaging violin teacher. He is patient, articulate and has very well thought out ideas about how to grow as a musician and violinist while making the experience completely enjoyable.

Jan W. Jun 8, 2015
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Zachary is an outstanding violinist and it was a pleasure to have had him as a member of the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. He is a passionate and serious musician and an accomplished violinist. He is also a wonderful person and a great colleague!

I highly recommend him as a teacher!

Jan Wagner
Artistic Director and Conductor
Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

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Akemi T. Jun 8, 2015
Violin · In home

Very attentive communicative teacher.
If you have a child who is playing the violin or thinking of starting the violin, I highly recommend Zachary. He will give your child mainstream detailed instruction with a great enthusiasm, wholeheartedly. What can you ask more for a teacher!

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