Zac Matthews - Bass Teacher

Zac's biography reflects extensive professional and teaching experience and he brings that experience to every lesson.

Whether you are a beginner or a professional musician
Zac can help you build a program to develop the skills you need to
become the musician you desire to be.

Jazz, Classical, Rock & Pop, Theory, Practice Techniques

String Bass


Electric Bass

Sources and Recommendations
(a resource for recommended recordings, books and gear)


Zac holds Bachelor of Music in Bass Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory/History degrees as well as an Honors College Diploma from Washington State University He also holds a Masters degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California


Honored in Down Beat, Jazziz, Cadence, Victory Review and numerous newspaper features, Zac was also recognized as the Presser Scholar, recognizing the outstanding Senior music student at WSU, and USC's Outstanding Jazz Studies Graduate student.

Teaching Experience

Zac has been very involved with education working with young musicians in private lessons and as the Director of Burton Jazz Camp near Seattle, Washington. Zac currently teaches at Pasadena City College and Cal Poly Pomona. He has taught at USC, the Los Angeles Music Academy., the Arts Magnet at Hamilton High School,the Bud Shank's Jazz Workshop, Frank DeMiero's Jazz Camp, Burton Music Camp, Whitman College, Columbia Basin Jazz Festival, Bellevue Jazz Festival, the University of Idaho Jazz Festival and the British Columbia Interior Jazz Festival. Zac has lectured on Jazz, Jazz history and other subjects in Washington, Oregon and California. Zac has taught over 150 students privately.

Zac is currently accepting students of all ages at all ability levels.

Contact Zac for more information