Zach is a musician, actor, and composer. He has tutored all brass instruments privately and in ACT schools since he was 18. He began playing trumpet at 8 in Tasmania, where he grew up, then moved to Canberra in 1998 where he began studying with Daniel Mendelow. Since 2016, Zach has performed with his band The Zackerbilks, an eight -piece Dixie band that plays jazz from the 20s-50s, which continues to go strong today. Currently he focuses more on Jazz in his own playing, but predominately teaches classical to his students as he believes its an essential part of learning any brass instrument. His philosophy is to teach students how to teach themselves, in order to speed up the process of achieving independence as a musician.