Private Lessons


Zach is available for private lessons in the greater New York City area and is also sometimes available for private lessons while on tour. Zach is always available for online private lessons.

Zach's lessons are most appropriate for:

  • Serious pre-college students
  • College/conservatory students
  • Experienced amateur players
  • Professionals

The primary focus of these lessons will be the development of one's individual language as an improvisor. Special consideration is given to instrumental technique and musical aesthetics.

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Zach's teaching resumé stretches back over twenty years and is preceded by an intensive and diverse education in both classical and jazz music.

Zach received his Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance from Northwestern University as a student of Dr. Myron Kartman who himself is a celebrated protégé of the renown pedagogue Max Rostal.

Zach has participated in jazz workshops and camps such as the Jamey Aebersold Workshop, Stanford Jazz, Skidmore Jazz Institute, Banff, and Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead. He has studied privately with jazz artists such as Michael Kocour, Bobby Broom, Orbert Davis, John Moulder, Garry Dial, Kenny Werner, Chris Potter, Phil Markowitz, and Dave Liebman.

Zach is currently 'Artist In Residence' at Temple University in Philadelphia and adjunct faculty at The New School in New York City. He has also taught at the Mike Block String Camp in Vero Beach, FL since 2012.


Past residencies, masterclasses, and workshops include:

  • Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Oberlin College
  • UNC Greeley
  • Knox College
  • Humber College, Toronto, ON
  • Temple University
  • CSU Fort Collins
  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • University of Kentucky
  • Ashland University
  • Portland State University
  • Western Illinois University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Mike Block String Camp
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Minnesota Mankato
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst