Zach is highly dependable, open minded, and always well prepared, which makes him a true pleasure to work with. His biggest strength is his life mission to pursue musical excellence and to never stop learning and improving as an artist and teacher.

-James Coviak, Professor of Percussion at the University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Middle College, and Director of the Internationally acclaimed “Steelheads” Percussion Ensemble

He consistently demonstrated vision, focus, determination, a strong work ethic, and his ability to collaborate with others.

-Ruben Alvarez, World Renowned percussionist and Professor of Percussion at Columbia College Chicago and Roosevelt University

Zachary took a leadership role at VanderCook from his very first day and he is one of those people that can lead by actions and words. He is always in the middle of making things better for all involved.

-Kevin Lepper, Former Professor of Percussion at VanderCook College of Music, Owner of Advantage Network, and Nationally Recognized Educator

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