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Zach West

Drums and Percussion Instruments

Zach has been playing music for over twenty years and works as a professional musician in the Denver area.  With thirteen years of teaching experience, Zach’s instruction focuses on jazz, rock and Latin music styles. For advanced students, Zach teaches more sophisticated styles including:  Afro-Cuban, funk, hip-hop, odd-time signature beats and linear drumming. Zach teaches drum set, mallet percussion, rudimental exercises, and hand drumming and focuses his instruction on the development of musical performance. Zach earned a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and has been with the Colorado School of Music since 2009. ‘I believe that music can be a powerful tool to increase intelligence and cultivate creativity.’