Music is something I believe everyone needs in their life. I hope to help you, or your child, progress as a musician in whatever area you are most interested. When I work with my students, I want them to learn more than just how to play their instrument; I encourage my students to understand the fundamental concepts of success in whatever area of music they are pursuing. For more information, follow the links below:
Piano | Guitar | Drums | Bass | Ukulele | Voice
Zeph has always been involved in the music that surrounded him. He started out with taking piano lessons from his father, being trained in both performance and composition. As he grew as a musician, he began participating in the worship band at his church, playing piano, guitar, and drums; He is now the band director at Charisma Church.
As he matured into his career as a musician, he turned to music production, with his compositions being featured on TV shows alongside artists such as Owl City, Relient K, and Skillet. He began doing live performances and nationwide tours, sharing the stage with Grammy award winning artist Switchfoot, as well as Fireflight, Disciple, CRUISR, and more. In 2013, Zeph began teaching students one on one, training them to play both classically, and by ear. He has since worked with over 75 students of all ages, and continues to give lessons in the Raleigh area.
Being a teacher is one of the most important parts of my life. My students challenge and inspire me, and I love seeing them grow everyday.
Rebecca B. | Cary, NC
Three of us take lessons at our house from Zeph. I’m 48 and have longed to play the guitar since I was a girl. Beyond guitar, I also wanted to learn to read music and play other stringed instruments like the Banjo and Bass. My middle schooler is learning acoustic guitar and our 7 year old is learning piano. Zeph’s approach is personalized to the student for how he/she relates to the music and for each individual’s learning style and motivation. Each of us have progressed quickly yet have followed our own paths. Zeph is extremely knowledgeable and talented. He is personable and warm and teaches with a sense of humor. That makes it a pleasure to learn from him. We highly recommend Zeph!
Jim & Alice S. | Holly Springs, NC
Zeph has been working with our two kids that have completely different personalities that translates to two methods of instruction he has to deliver. He surprises us with his ability to identify our kid’s personalities and adjust his instruction to challenge them to learn and love making music.
Dawn S. | Apex, NC
Our son started taking piano lessons with Zeph when he was 11, and it was his first ever music lesson. Zeph was patient and encouraging with an inexperienced, young player. More than a year later, our son enjoys playing piano and is proud of his accomplishments. Our older son had taken guitar lessons throughout the years, but it had never ‘clicked.’ Zeph’s combination of structured and unstructured learning has kept him engaged.