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Zane S.

Juilliard-Trained Musical 'Renaissance Man' & Passionate Tutor

Juilliard-Trained Musical 'Renaissance Man' & Passionate Tutor

$40/hour

  • 355 hours tutoring

About Zane


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I'm Zane - a classically-trained, professional composer & all-around musical Renaissance man. Rather than going to university, I went straight to the best by studying privately under Juilliard-trained, Boulanger-lineage mentors. Noticing both my passion & natural skill in music + as an educator, they gave me their blessing to teach - which brings me here!

I teach many topics, including but not limited to: composition/songwriting, piano, guitar, music theory, ear training, dictation, and...

I'm Zane - a classically-trained, professional composer & all-around musical Renaissance man. Rather than going to university, I went straight to the best by studying privately under Juilliard-trained, Boulanger-lineage mentors. Noticing both my passion & natural skill in music + as an educator, they gave me their blessing to teach - which brings me here!

I teach many topics, including but not limited to: composition/songwriting, piano, guitar, music theory, ear training, dictation, and everything music production. I live for music!

Learning effectively is all about how it’s approached. Here’s a few ways of how I make our lessons together as natural and enriching as possible:

1) I make music simple, easy-to-understand, and relevant for any student - whether they're a well-seasoned musician or completely new to the subject!

2) I teach via active learning: tackling the material head-on & getting our hands dirty with it. We'll even use your favorite music as our basis!

3) We’ll instill a complete, well-rounded, and practical understanding & application of whatever you're looking to learn about! In the end, you’ll have an answer to any “what”, “why”, or “how” that you may need to confront!

I also devise a personal curriculum for each student, depending on their goals, to focus their learning for an overall meaningful & effective experience.

I'm very easy-to-reach and will always provide fast responses. I offer a free consultation so that we can introduce ourselves, identify your goals, and formulate the first step to your path for no charge. Please get in contact if you have any additional questions or want to schedule a lesson! I look forward to hearing from you!


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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I'm a professional composer myself with years of experience with real-world projects. I've been classically-trained in a composition via private lessons under Dr. Alan Belkin (Canadian composer). I've also written pieces for assignments in my college music programs & passed with the highest marks.

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

I've had years in lessons & my own personal work of doing music production. Whatever it is that you're looking to learn - songwriting, mixing, synthesizers & virtual instruments, etc. I would love to help! Songwriting & production are intimately-tied, so I often stress the importance of thinking in both when it comes to music production.

History

Music History

Music History

I'm a classically-trained composer who loves all styles of music, so through my training & in my own time, I've learned a plethora about the biggest events in musical history. Whether it's prehistory to the modern pop of today, I'm ready to help you learn the fascinating nature of this subject. We can go from just the general historical details down to the nitty-gritty of how the music itself worked in whichever period of time!

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I studied piano for multiple years with a private tutor at my school originally, and then on my own as a supplement to my rigorous composition training. I have the piano completely unlocked: chords, arpeggios, musical textures, voice-leading, melodies, sight-reading & reading sheet music, improvising etc. Whatever it is one is learning to know, I'm happy to help!

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Piano

Piano

I studied piano for multiple years with a private tutor at my school originally, and then on my own as a supplement to my rigorous composition training. I have the piano completely unlocked: chords, arpeggios, musical textures, voice-leading, melodies, sight-reading & reading sheet music, improvising etc. Whatever it is one is learning to know, I'm happy to help!

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I'm a professional composer myself with years of experience with real-world projects. I've been classically-trained in a composition via private lessons under Dr. Alan Belkin (Canadian composer). I've also written pieces for assignments in my college music programs & passed with the highest marks.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I studied ear training for multiple years as a supplement to my rigorous composition studies. We can take it simple or get incredibly technical, but the main focus will always be to get you confident & comfortable with the skill. Whatever it is one is looking to learn, I'm happy to help!
General Music,

General Music

All of my already-approved subjects on Wyzant so demonstrate that I'm definitely a component in 'General Music"; I recommend checking what I had responded to them with!
Guitar,

Guitar

I studied guitar for multiple years as a supplement to my rigorous composition training. I have the guitar unlocked: chords; arpeggios; solos & riffs; voice-leading & melodies; tabs, sight-reading, & sheet music; improvising; proper technique & form etc. Whatever it is one is looking to learn, I'm happy to help!
Music History,

Music History

I'm a classically-trained composer who loves all styles of music, so through my training & in my own time, I've learned a plethora about the biggest events in musical history. Whether it's prehistory to the modern pop of today, I'm ready to help you learn the fascinating nature of this subject. We can go from just the general historical details down to the nitty-gritty of how the music itself worked in whichever period of time!
Music Production,

Music Production

I've had years in lessons & my own personal work of doing music production. Whatever it is that you're looking to learn - songwriting, mixing, synthesizers & virtual instruments, etc. I would love to help! Songwriting & production are intimately-tied, so I often stress the importance of thinking in both when it comes to music production.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I studied music theory for multiple years as a supplement to my rigorous composition training, and have extensive experience with in a school/academic setting. We can take it simple or get incredibly technical, but the main focus will always be to get you confident & comfortable with the subject. Whatever it is one is looking to learn, I'm happy to help!
Piano,

Piano

I studied piano for multiple years with a private tutor at my school originally, and then on my own as a supplement to my rigorous composition training. I have the piano completely unlocked: chords, arpeggios, musical textures, voice-leading, melodies, sight-reading & reading sheet music, improvising etc. Whatever it is one is learning to know, I'm happy to help!
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

I've been classically-trained in a composition via private lessons under Alan Belkin (Canadian composer). I've also written pieces for assignments in my college course's music programs & passed with the highest marks; I've been writing for years.
Songwriting

Songwriting

I've been classically-trained in a composition via private lessons under Alan Belkin (Canadian composer). I've also written pieces for assignments in my college course's music programs & passed with the highest marks. I've been writing for years.

Summer

Piano

Piano

I studied piano for multiple years with a private tutor at my school originally, and then on my own as a supplement to my rigorous composition training. I have the piano completely unlocked: chords, arpeggios, musical textures, voice-leading, melodies, sight-reading & reading sheet music, improvising etc. Whatever it is one is learning to know, I'm happy to help!

Examples of Expertise


Zane has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Knowledgeable and patient

Zane is teaching guitar to my 13 years old daughter. He is knowledgeable and able to identify my daughter needs for improvement and significantly helped her on that area needed in few sessions . He patiently lead my daughter to be confident guitarist. I would highly recommend him as a teqcher.

Daisy, 7 lessons with Zane

Knowledgeable and friendly tutor

Zane was very knowledgeable and encouraging and is overall a great music teacher! His scale degree theory teaching was very helpful in particular. He is also patient and listens to what you want to do or get better on and structured lessons around that.

Madigan, 1 lesson with Zane

Knowledgeable

His teaching method involves analyzing and breaking down current songs. He suggested various software programs for me to improve my own methods. He was able to answer all my questions.

Bob, 1 lesson with Zane

great teacher

Would recommend any starter to him! He really was able to identify what needed to be done for me to get to where I need to be

Jatorin, 1 lesson with Zane

Fabulous tutor

Zane is a really fabulous teacher. He really goes the extra mile to care for and help me out. Our main focus is learning how to use synthesizers but Zane has helped me with so much more.....learning how to set up my computer for making music on a DAW, tracking down songs that I hear on TV or radio that I couldn't find myself, and how to organize my music library too. He even sends me music that he thinks I will like, and articles about my favorite songs and also musicians that he thinks I will find interesting. He is an absolutely brilliant teacher and also a very personable and caring individual. I am truly lucky to have found him!

Jasia, 19 lessons with Zane

awesome teacher

Zane helped me so much! I would have been struggling without his help. He’s very nice and is understanding and a great teacher. Highly recommend

Tyler, 2 lessons with Zane

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He helped me redefined how I looked at music theory in a more practical way. He was attentive and most importantly knowledgeable about our topics on harmony, compositions and a range of other topics for a reasonable price

David, 2 lessons with Zane

Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to more.

I’m really excited about our future lessons. He sent me some great resources too. We covered the basics of music theory in the first lesson. He seems very patient and knowledgeable

Maximilian, 4 lessons with Zane

Amazing tutor!

Learning from Zane has been a blessing. As a new musician and aspiring songwriter I had no idea where to even begin. Within our first meeting Zane clarified the proper path for me and has saved me an UNFATHOMABLE amount of uncertainty, headaches, and time. So far he’s been helping me get familiar and comfortable with how music works, helping me develop my musicality, and in all turning me into the songwriter that I’ve been dreaming of being!

Katie, 11 lessons with Zane

Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to more.

I’m really excited about our future lessons. He sent me some great resources too. We covered the basics of music theory in the first lesson. He seems very patient and knowledgeable

Maximilian, 4 lessons with Zane
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$40/hour

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$40/hour

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Response time: 2 hours