Neil Young

Neil Young

Born in Atlanta, Neil began playing guitar after being inspired by a bluegrass show at the Grand Ole Opry when he was 12 years old. Shortly after, he began taking lessons from Atlanta blues icon, “Chicago” Joe Jones, and at the age of 16, began teaching alongside him as an instructor at the Atlanta Rock and B…

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Margaret Young-Weitzel

Margaret Young-Weitzel was in the faculty of Claflin University as Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Education. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Washington where she studied conducting with Timothy Salzman. She also holds a Masters in Teaching and a Bachelor’s i…

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Angela Yu

City: Denver

Angela Yu

Enhancing musicianship and uncovering abilities is what Ms. Angela’s teaching philosophy is all about. She has a MA in piano pedagogy form University of Hartford, and over 30 years of teaching experience in both private and group settings. Angela has students from Taiwan, Hartford, San Jose and Irvine Califor…

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Basem Zaarour

Basem Zaarour

Basem Za’arour is a pianist and composer who graduated from the Jordan Academy of Music in 1999 where he majored in piano, in addition to studying the flute. He is now looking to continue his great passion of teaching music. Basem’s first music teacher was his own mother, who raised him in a musical famil…

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Luis Zea

Luis Zea

With over forty years of professional experience, the Venezuelan guitarist Luis Zea is admired by critics, audiences and colleagues for his versatile talent as a performing and recording artist, teacher, arranger, composer, and author. He is the outstanding disciple of two Venezuelan guitar legends: Antonio…

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Gabriella Zelek

Gabriella  Zelek

Gabriella’s passion for music began when she discovered a love for playing the piano at the age of five. Gabriella taught herself to play instruments by ear, playing music she frequently heard her mother play on the radio. Gabriella developed an interest in writing her own music throughout elementary school. …

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Yuting Zhang

Yuting Zhang

Yuting Zhang is a musician and educator based out of Orlando, FL. He is currently in his last year of study for his Bachelor degree of Music Education at the University of Central Florida. His life goal is to be a well rounded elementary school music teacher who can inspire young students with the music they …

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Rachel Zhao

Rachel Zhao

Rachel Lee Zhao is a violinist and instructor who was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley. Ms. Zhao is currently receiving her Artist Diploma at Shenandoah Conservatory after previously having gained her Bachelor’s in Violin Performance from Oberlin College and Conservatory studying with David Bowlin,…

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Erich Zheng

City: Seattle

Erich Zheng

Erich Zheng began his studies in piano when he was just 6 years old. His love for music continued to increase over the years, and in high school he decided to pursue a formal music education after attending the North Carolina School of the Arts. Receiving a full scholarship for musical merit, Erich continued …

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James Zimmerman

City: Houston

James Zimmerman

Guitarist Jamie Zimmerman has been playing guitar for 18 years. His first instructor was a classical guitar player and professional lute player, who taught him guitar from a classical standpoint. While he enjoyed learning classical guitar, as I got older, he began learning other styles such as classic rock an…

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