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Zac Evans

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Zac Evans

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.

INSTRUMENTS.

Clarinet, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, and Saxophone.

STYLES.

Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Latin, and Classical.

REQUIREMENTS.

Students all ages & abilities welcome!

TESTIMONIALS.

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Lauren Seay

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Lauren Seay

is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and an active performer and music educator formerly based in New York City. She holds a Master of Music in jazz performance from Manhattan School of Music as well as a Bachelor of Music in jazz studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Science in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology from North Carolina State University.

During her time in graduate school, Lauren studied vocal jazz with Grammy-nominated vocalist Kate McGarry and double bass with Harvie S and Jay Anderson. In her home state of North Carolina, Lauren gained recognition for her eclectic musical style, her unique voice and her ability to play and sing simultaneously in the jazz idiom. She was lauded as a “revelation” in Triad City Beat for her vocal and bass performance in the 2015 Miles Davis Jazz Festival at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Prior to her recent move to Atlanta, Lauren was an avid performer in the New York jazz scene and appeared at venues such as the legendary 55 Bar, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cosmopolitan Club, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Zinc Bar, Club Bonafide, Swing 46, Cornelia St. Café as well as other venues in the city. In addition to playing bass and singing, Lauren plays piano, clarinet, electric guitar, electric bass, acoustic guitar and ukulele.

Lauren believes strongly in tailoring her teaching to the unique needs of each individual. Her dynamic and creative teaching style allows her to nurture well-rounded growth in each of her students. Lauren enjoys sharing her love of music with her students, and her positive and uplifting teaching approach enables her students to take joy in all aspects of improvement on their instrument. Her goal is for all of her students to reach new heights and understanding in music while having fun!

INSTRUMENTS.

Band Coaching, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Clarinet, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Songwriting, Ukulele, Voice

STYLES.

Pop, Rock, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Soul, Folk, Classical, Latin

REQUIREMENTS.

Ages 5 and Up: All abilities welcome!

TESTIMONIALS.

"We are very happy having Lauren as Max's music teacher. Max likes her and we appreciate her positive and cheerful style of teaching. Max always looks forward to going to his music class."

-Patricia and Deepak, Parents of voice and piano student Max, age 8

"Lauren is amazing and so patient. She is also awesome at making concepts real to an adult beginner like me. I am so happy to be working with her!"

-Sree, Adult bass student

"Lauren is a great teacher. Her lessons are comprehensive but easy to learn, if that makes sense. She is very patient and kind. I am glad she is my teacher. I really feel like I am learning and advancing."

-Annette, Adult guitar student

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