- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Music fundamentals (scales, chords, arpeggios, reading, and writing).
Hand Drums: Conga, bongos, etc.
Concert Percussion: Snare, Bass Drum, Tamborine, triangle, etc.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+
- Teaching since:
Trying to learn or get better on the drums? Want to produce, mix, master, record, or perform with Ableton Live? Set up a lesson time to learn and collaborate right away!
Starting with percussion and drum set in the styles of Classical and Jazz at Cuesta College for his A.A. in Music Performance. He then moved to the Inland Empire (Southern California), attending Cal State San Bernardino focusing on his B.A. in Music and Minor in Music Technology. Co-Founding his own Record Label called, MASS Productions, he now works with many artists for live performances, music production, recording, mixing, etc. Still, actively playing in a Jazz Fusion Quintet (“Half-Past”) and Orchestra. Drum lessons taken with Mike Raynor, Darrel Voss, Todd Johnson, Justin Scott, and Joel Taylor. Tech lessons taken with Scott Vance.
Zen continues his study’s as an instrumentalist with Ableton Live 10 and the Push II, using the Push as a musical instrument.
-Maschine Mikro MK2
-M-Audio Keystation Mini32
-Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX2
-Gretch Catalina Club Drum Set
-Nord Piano (88)
Instructor for CAPS after school programs (Recording Class, Rock Band and Private Drum Lessons) for grades 6th-8th.
Manages the collective's vision for future networking and business plans.
"Half-Past" is a Jazz Fusion Quintet consisting of Sax (x2), Guitar, Electric-Bass, and Drums. @halfpastjazz
Ringer for the after school program choir Winter concert.
Performed in a jazz combo setting for the Loma Linda University Health Drayson Center Employee Recognition Banquet.
Ringer for CSUSB Orchestra.
Ringer for the LLA Symphony
Operate and maintain technical equipment to amplify, enhance, record, mix, or reproduce sound. Stage hand set-up and tear-down of mics, music equipment, and gear. Help guide performers onto stage. Performance program features a wide range of ensembles such as, but not limited to Jazz, Orchestra, Symphonic, and Choral.+ Read More
Organize, manage, and perform live music events. Write and produce original electronic music. Weekly studio meetings are used for educational workshops, recording, mxing, mastering, and production. DAWs used are Ableton Live, Protools, Logic, FLstudio, and more.+ Read More
Used Protools for recording, mixing, and mastering purposes. Set-up and tear-down of microphones and instruments for performers.
Completed online and class training.
Stop Sexual Harassment Training for MASS Production Leaders.
12/12/2017 - 12/12/2018
Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity+ Read More
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.+ Read More
Knowledgable guy with solid gig experence. Very worth it.
Chill and helpful instructor! He gives you a good structure on where to spend your time and energy as efficiently as possible
Zen is a great teacher. He has taught me polyrhythms, timing, and playing subdivisions with different note groupings in jazz styles. He also shows up on time and prepared to get to business. Id recommend him to anyone looking to learn drums or Ableton!
Zen is a great teacher and makes online lessons worth your time and money. I appreciate his patience and knowledge in ableton and look forward to more training from him.
Learned some great mixing tips on Ableton.
Awesome teacher very respectful and knowledgeable
Zen knows everything there is to know about Ableton Live production, and from what I can tell he is an excellent percussionist and songwriter as well. Our lessons are thorough and professional, and fun too. He is very passionate about music and art. Definitely recommend!+ Read More
Zen is on my Tech staff at CSUSB. He is proficient in everything he does. He is prompt and follows through.
When it comes to Ableton, Zen is incredibly knowledgable and has much to offer on the subject. Highly recommended!
Excellent instructor for my child. Highly recommend.