Zack Danziger Guitar Lessons

Zack Danziger Guitar Lessons

5.0 (3)
1 employee
22 years in business

About this pro

My lessons are extra special because I help students understand the whole universe of music, through the guitar, and I make it clear and fun.

All students already know everything about music. They know wrong notes and wrong rhythms when they hear them. Therefore, students actually know much more than they realize. As a teacher I help them understand what they know. 

My approach mixes it up between playing, improvising, composing, song-writing, ear training, theory, copying, recording, singing, drumming, keyboarding, videotaping, notation, reading, chords, bass lines, performance skills, lyrics organizing, getting gigs !!

I earned my BA and MA in music. I taught public school music for 18 years. I have been a freelance musician for 25 years.

Visit my web-site and or my facebook page to see who I am and what I do. 

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Amherst, MA 01002
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3 Reviews


  • Kat Nicolaou

    Zack identifies the long term musical goals for his students and gets right into it, explaining musical theory and teaching strategies for long term success. He also integrates technology into his lessons, which allows for instant feedback on strengths and areas for continued work.

  • Richard Tillberg

    Zack is the best! I decided to take up the guitar in my 60's and Zack's musical and teaching talents are equalled by his patience and good humor. His approach is perfect for adult students--he understood and addressed what I wanted to do while still demanding I learn basic techniques. He is still working with me and I value our time together. His studio is comfortable and well equipped. Don't know what else to say except that Zack imbues each lesson with a special "zing."

  • Bill Shontz

    Zack is Da' Bomb! He is enthusiastic, incredibly talented, and has lots of patience with those that want to learn. I highly recommend him for giving lessons to anyone from 4 to 104. You can't go wrong.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

All students already know everything. They know a wrong note when they hear one. They know a wrong rhythm when they hear one. Therefore, my job is to help them understand their knowledge, to systematize and organize their knowledge so that they can manage the information and have fun with it. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BA in music education, MA in Jazz Performance.

I taught public school music for 18 years.

I have been performing regularyly for 25 years.

I do pop, rock, jazz, classical, country, folk, show tunes, jewish, christian, spontaneous jams, etc 

I can write music as soon as I hear it. 

I can improve over most music because I know all of the scales and modes. 

I record multi-track all gigs, and lessons. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$50 at my house (one hour)

$60 at your house (one hour)

How did you get started teaching?

Age 25, started teaching in public schools in NYC

What types of students have you worked with?

pre-school, Kindergarden, elementary, middle, high school, college, adults, and seniors. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I saw Tommy Emmanuel show (amazing guitarist)

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

ask ... 

Is the teacher helping your understanding what you already know about music?

Is the teacher slowing your understanding what you already know about music, so they can draw out the lessons and make as much money off of you as possible?

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How much time will you honestly be able to practice? 

Do you want to really understand music?


Do you want to do short cuts to playing? (fast)

Both are ok, but it is good to know what you want.