Originally from Shreveport, LA, Zack Morgan is well-known in Austin live music circles, and he’s played just about every iconic Austin music venue, including Stubb’s Outdoors and the Austin City Limits Festival stage. In 2015, readers of the Austin Chronicle chose Zack as Austin’s Best Keyboardist in their 2015 Austin Music Awards. Outside of Austin, Zack has played national festivals on the same lineup as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Earth Wind & Fire, and many more.
His obsession with piano started at age 5 with piano lessons, and never really quit. Over the years, he picked up bass guitar, guitar, saxophone, flute, and played in both symphonic and marching band – but after high school, he returned in force to the piano and it’s been his life ever since. Zack is a master at improvisation and jamming, pulling on deep knowledge of the inner workings of music theory, and his high-energy, no-holds-barred approach to playing brings every stage to life.
NOTE: While Zack is adept at reading sheet music, his focus hasn’t been on classical piano for some time, so he’s not the perfect fit for students looking only for classical piano. If you’re someone who already knows how to play and has at least some knowledge of how to read sheet music — but who wants to expand their technical skills, build more confidence in the area of live performance, and develop a better understanding of what sounds good and why – then Zack’s the perfect teacher for you!
We actually approached Zack about teaching for us years ago, but between his busy schedule performing, touring, and teaching, he wasn’t able to spare the time to come up to Cedar Park on a regular basis. But now that lessons are online and there’s no commute necessary, Zack is able to take on a few of our more advanced keys students — and we’re very happy to add Zack to our roster!
Note: As soon as we added him, Zack’s schedule filled quickly — but students can request to be added to a waiting list until spots open up.