Zachary Hamilton Music

Zachary Hamilton Music

5.0Exceptional(9 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I have trained classically under world-renowned teachers throughout the United States and Europe, and my passions have also brought me to jazz, pop, hip hop, and folk music, as well as improvisation. I would be delighted to help you learn a new tune, develop the basics of jazz improvisation, or help you prepare for your recital!

You can read more about my experience and teaching philosophy, as well as see more reviews, at

I'm looking forward to hearing you play and making some goals. Let's dive in!


Hired 2 times
1 employee
5 years in business
Serves Malibu , CA
Offers online services

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  • Reviews

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    Adam K.

    In just a handful of online lessons he has helped me improve my tone and technique exponentially. Excellent at tailoring lessons based on the students skills and areas of struggle.
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    September 16, 2022


    Wanming S.

    Mr. Zachary Hamilton is very professional and patient. His instructions are very detail and helpful.
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    August 20, 2022


    Rachel R.

    Zachary is incredibly devoted to my success as a violin student. He prepares weekly lesson notes, takes time to listen to the music Id like to learn, and is incredibly invested in perfecting my technique. Week after week he returns with the same enthusiasm, patience, and dedication to my growth as a student. Aside from being an incredibly talented musician and astute educator, he is also super personable and a joy to hang out with. I highly recommend taking lessons with Zachary!
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    March 23, 2022


    Janne E.

    I love Zacharys teaching methods. He is very friendly and easy to understand. He is very passionate about teaching and it shows. I have progressed a lot after only a few lessons, and I will continue to take lessons from him. I highly recommend him :)
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    June 21, 2021


    Danya H.

    Zachary is a great instructor and friendly , you wont feel the stress of a regular class.I can say that I am always excited to learn because of the motivation he give. I wasnt sure at the beginning that the online lessons would work effectively and that I will see great results. I have already had 12 sessions and still have 8 left and planning to have more in the future. He is so patient and gives a clear guidance to improve your level. Each week there is a prepared plan of what we will focus on depending on the performance which means you take the full use of every minute in the class. Also ,the weekly homework or exercises given helps you to know what to do to improve between each class.
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    June 17, 2021


    Stacy N.

    Zachary is on time, patient, prepared and gives productive feedback. Our daughter enjoys working with him. Her confidence and understanding of music is increasing greatly. His communication is clear and inspiring.
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    February 25, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    I like to start off with an introductory lesson to get to know the student. We discuss the student's goals, where they stand currently, and what we would focus on to move them forward.

    After that I try to see my students once a week. My teaching focuses on the science and art of practicing, and on truly understanding technique, with an emphasis on listening. Weekly assignments tend to include technical exercises, scales, and classical pieces of the student's choice. Basic improvisation is also an interest of mine and, I find, a valuable experience for my string students.

    Students who have goals outside of classical music will have a different focus, though, spending more time on learning by listening, improvisation, and perhaps transcribing. It all depends on the student!

    I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Puget Sound. After finishing college I moved to Europe to study with several teachers on violin and viola, including Barbara Gorzynska, Matthias Maurer, and Asdis Valdimarsdottir, among others. To work with these teachers I studied at various conservatories, including Prayner & Vienna Konservatorium and the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague.

    I currently charge $65/hour for online lessons, and $80/hour for in-person lessons. Shorter lessons are rated accordingly.

    I have been teaching since I was in high school, but my studio has expanded significantly during the Covid pandemic!

    all kinds! Students as young as five and students in their fifties! I love setting up new students, as well as preparing advanced students for competitions and auditions.

    I have recently been teaching a student who wanted to start learning violin to play Disney songs to his young children. He was very motivated, and established a strong foundation on the instrument quickly - after just a few months he was playing music from Disney movies!

    Look for someone who knows how to play their instrument and has performance experience. Look for someone whom you personally connect with. Look for someone whose teaching excites you!

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    Music Theory