Hired 2 times
13 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Zach is an excellent teacher! He has such a thorough understanding of music, and plenty of experience teaching it. Taking lessons with him are both super fun and super informative. He's got a knack for making complex things seem simple and is really easy to work with. I highly recommend taking lessons with Zach for anyone wanting to take their playing to the next level.Jun 18, 2018
Absolutely everything I wanted (plus, what I needed) in an instructor. I know that Zach understands precisely what I want to accomplish with my playing, and why, and I feel that the lessons have progressed logically and quickly. Most importantly, he is a wonderful listener and patient with my ceaseless questions of 'why' and 'how'. I leave each session with heightened enthusiasm and a sense of accomplishment. I can imagine this coaching relationship being important for a long time.Jun 6, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Lessons in our Teaching Studio $55 for each (1) hour lesson* Lessons in Your Home $65 for each (1) hour lesson* Lessons via Skype $55 for each (1) hour lesson* *Discounts provided for monthly packages.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The process of working with a new student to achieve maximum progress can be broken down into three parts: 1) Assess Current Experience All students bring some experience to the table, even if they've never picked up a guitar before. We want to know where the student is coming from, how they learn, and what unique personal skills they already possess that be leveraged to accelerate their learning. 2) Determine Goals and Dreams Every student picks up the guitar for a different reason, and we all define "success" in different ways. This part of the process includes working with the student to create short term and long term goals that we can use to track progress over time. This may involve listening to favorite artists and choosing songs to learn or discussing specific techniques to master throughout the subsequent lessons. 3) Create an Action Plan Achieving rapid and continuous progress comes down to only two steps: knowing what to work on, and choosing to spend adequate time working on those things. Unfortunately, most students get stuck spending lots of time and effort without seeing results. This disheartening problem has one easy fix: A practice routine that defines what to practice, how to practice, and the proper sequence of new skills. You will leave each lesson with a plan that defines each of these elements and sets you on the path to rapid and measurable progress.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have taught consistently for the past 12 years, helping over 450 students achieve their dreams. Throughout this time, I’ve been able to recognize the patterns and obstacles that hold students back. I’ve also seen students make faster progress than they ever dreamed was possible. I bring all of this experience to the table each and every time I sit down with a new student. Additionally, I hold a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the University of Miami for Jazz Guitar Performance and continue to enjoy a wide-ranging music career. I’ve toured three continents, worked with world-famous musicians ranging from Jimmy Heath to the Steve Miller Band, performed on GRAMMY-nominated albums, and written music for film, TV, and radio.