Zach received his first guitar at the age of four from his Grandfather and began taking lessons in kindergarten with his close friend and teacher of nearly 15 years, Adam Dehner. Zach is greatly influenced by a wide array of artists in the genre. At a young age, Zach developed his ear and musical mind by listening to candentially pleasing music of his synagogue. More instrumental, however, to his musical growth was the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Snarky Puppy, and
"Zach is a well-rounded, curious musician and a charismatic leader and teacher. Any group would be lucky to have him work with them"