is a saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano, and guitar teacher at Eclectic Music and an active instrumentalist, composer and educator in the Atlanta area. As an avid educator, he is teaching a variety of instruments, working with students from 4-60+ years old and also currently teaches saxophone and jazz appreciation at Georgia Perimeter College. Zac previously served as the Education and Community Outreach coordinator for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.
As a local performer and composer, Zac has had the opportunity perform with a wide variety of music groups. He has played in the pit orchestra with local theater companies like the Atlanta Lyric Theater, City Springs Theater, and Actor's Express and has performed with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and the Macon Pops. Zac leads the hip-hop/jazz outfit “Monkier” which was named "Critic's Pick - Best Jazz Act 2016" in Creative Loafing Atlanta. He also co-leads the Rebel Big Band, a collective ensemble dedicated to original and progressive music for big band, which is slated to release their debut album in 2019.
Zac graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Saxophone Performance, studying in the private studio of Sam Skelton. He is a 2014 recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts award and attended the University of Texas at Austin, receiving his Master’s degree in Jazz Composition in 2016 under the tutelage of Dr. John Mills. While studying at UT Austin, Zac received the 2015 award for Outstanding Graduate Student.
Zac's teaching philosophy is all about finding the joy in music and helping his students achieve their goals on their instrument. Students come to lessons with varying musical backgrounds and goals, so lessons are adapted to individually suit each student. Whether you want to finally learn that song, make a higher chair in band class, nail that audition, work on improvisation, or are just picking up the instrument for the first time- his goal is to help students achieve their musical goals and have fun along the way.
Clarinet, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, and Saxophone.
Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Latin, and Classical.
Students all ages & abilities welcome!