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Robert F.

Brighton, MA

$45/hour

Brighton Music Tutor

$45/Hour


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B.M. Berklee College
Filmscore

Education

B.M. Berklee College (Filmscore)

About Robert

Zack started piano at the ripe age of five and has continued to this day pursuing his love of playing the keyboard. Zack has composed pieces ranging from twelve tone rows, to four part contrapuntal fugues, to TV jingles to brass fanfares to big band charts to pop singles. After receiving his BA in Filmscore from Berklee College of Music six years ago Zack decided to hit the west coast.

He worked as an educator focusing specifically on the art of improvisation at the Blue Bear School of American Music. Then he landed a job instructing students about motif writing at Cogswell College. He shared his knowledge of music theory teaching at Pyramind in San Francisco and educated others in piano improvisation at New Mozart School and the Palo Alto School of the Performing Arts. He has instructed all ages at Vibomusic and has taught theory and Emagic Logic intensive courses at Cogswell College.

Additionally he provided tech support for all musical applications with a company called Obedia.com. He signed with an independent label called Music in the Vines in 2000. Ferris scouted for Promofm.com. Ferris did music synthesis for Somatone.com. His influences include Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Danilo Perez, Keith Jarrett, Meschell N’dechello, Bobby McPherrin, Soulive, Kenny Garrett, Mccoy Tyner, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Arturo Sandoval, Guillermo Rubacaba, Eddie Palimieri and Sting. He has appeared as a guest artist on KCSM with his last jazz release. He is working on his next two releases, one which is mostly solo jazz piano and the other is an album dedicated to Afro-Cuban music. Zack played with the 70s coverband Remix music directed by Larry Jazz Thomas ( MJ, Whispers). He was an understudy with Coto Pincheira who was mentored by Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. He was a sideman at Rasselas with Gary Flores.

In Jan 2010 he was asked to direct Orcestra Conquistado with congero Carlos Ramirez. In the fall of 2014 he was accepted to nbss.edu (Boston, MA) and was an understudy with Emily Townsend, Debbie Cyr and Jack Stebbins training to be a piano technician. He has collaborated with Baba Tunde Leah, Carl Perazzo (Santana), Vernon Ice Black (Mariah Carey), Quanti Bomani , Naim Satya, Ledisi, Josh Jones, Curtis Ohlson, Bobby Bryant, Stymie and the PJLO, La Gran Orquestra, Mingo Lewis (Miles Davis), Josh Jones, Nicole “Butta” Pearson (American Idol finalist) , Larry Jazz Thomas and Ziggy Modeliste.
Zack started piano at the ripe age of five and has continued to this day pursuing his love of playing the keyboard. Zack has composed pieces ranging from twelve tone rows, to four part contrapuntal fugues, to TV jingles to brass fanfares to big band charts to pop singles. After receiving his Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brighton, MA 02135
Music:
Music Production,
Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Music Production

He has instructed all ages at Vibomusic and has taught theory and Emagic Logic intensive courses at Cogswell College. After receiving his BA in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music six years ago Zack decided to hit the west coast.

Piano

He worked as an educator focusing specifically on the art of improvisation at the Blue Bear School of American Music. Then he landed a job instructing students about motif writing at Cogswell College. He shared his knowledge of music theory teaching at Pyramind in San Francisco and educated others in piano improvisation at New Mozart School and the Palo Alto School of the Performing Arts. He has instructed all ages at Vibomusic and has taught theory and Emagic Logic intensive courses at Cogswell College.

Additionally he provided tech support for all musical applications with a company called Obedia.com.He signed with an independent label called Music in the Vines in 2000. He has appeared as a guest artist on KCSM with his last jazz release “Chasing the Cheetah.” He is working on his next two releases, one entitled “1,2,3,” which is mostly solo jazz piano and the other is an album dedicated to Afro-Cuban music. Zack played with the 70s coverband Remix music directed by Larry Jazz Thomas ( MJ, Whispers). He was an understudy with Coto Pincheira who was mentored by Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. He was a sideman at Rasselas with Gary Flores.

Sight Singing

He took upper level sight singing courses at Berklee plus film score transcription courses. That was his forte.

B.M. Berklee College
Filmscore

Education

B.M. Berklee College (Filmscore)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 20 miles of Brighton, MA 02135.