A classically-trained professional dedicated to getting the best guitar sounds for you!
Session Services Offered:
I can record pre-written/notated parts, or tailor something new to enhance your music!
Short Bio: I am a classically trained guitarist and hold both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in guitar performance. I have toured with the Broadway musicals Finding Neverland and Escape To Margaritaville, internationally as a classical chamber musician, onboard luxury cruise lines, and have shared the stage with several notable artists including Jimmy Buffett, Ryan Ahern, Robbie Howard, and Tricia Kelley. My recorded work spans from classical standards, pop tunes, musical theater cast albums and soundtracks, to mind-bending experimental pieces.
No matter if your project needs guitar, banjo, mandolin or ukulele, send me a message and I can deliver what you need!
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8 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Zachary Larson Guitarist
Great playing, communication & delivery - Zac worked on a really tight deadline and delivered exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
Fantastic Job done. Highly recommended . Great Guitarist , one happy customer!!
Amazing musician. Would Highly recommend.
Zachary is a fantastic guitarist! His attention to detail and playing ability is simply superb.
Amazing , Fast , responsive , Delivered a few days before deadline date ,
gave a lot more data than what i expected
Quality is Amazing
not the last time i'm hiring Zachary for Sure
provided every revision and adjustment i asked for and even more
if you are looking for a pro guitar player who can read Midi files ( other options are a nightmare with other musicians )
who is inovative , smart , fast , look no further , please Hire Zachary
Zachary is an extremely detail-oriented and technically proficient guitarist!! Quick turnaround as well.
This was my second time working with Zachary and he is the consummate professional.
It has been a pleasure working with him and I look forward to an opportunity to work again.
Fantastic working with Zachary who was an absolute pleasure to work with...
Interview with Zachary Larson Guitarist
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The original cast recording of the musical The Magnificent Seven. I was the guitarist (electric) on each track. After a successful run of the show in NYC, we recorded the album with the Grammy-winning recording engineer John Kilgore at his studio in Manhattan. Everything went so smoothly, and the guitars were sounding fantastic. It was definitely a highlight for me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I only play nylon strings! Although I am classically trained, I am always working on electric and acoustic guitar projects.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Musical Theater, Soundtracks, and classical-style works.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished a cool project with Stew-Mac guitars in Athens, Ohio. We built and recorded some tunes on their new Body-Build Acoustic Guitars. Check the out the video on Youtube!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have always been a musician, playing brass instruments and piano growing up, and then moving on to guitar when I was 13. I auditioned and completed 2 degrees in guitar performance and have since toured the world playing classical, broadway, and sideman-style gigs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The first step is to always listen and internalize the music provided by the client. What follows is usually learning the parts, making any adjustments needed, and then recording. I like to send parts to clients very quickly just in case we need to make any more adjustments before delivering the final product.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Frequent communication and clear responses are something I always strive for, and greatly appreciate it when a provider does the same
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The Cuban-born classical guitarist Ricardo Iznaola. He is a true example of excellence in everything he does, and he does everything in the biz.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Arranging and recording a client's piece of music to be played on classical/nylon guitars. I am also frequently asked to provide Spanish sounding solos and lead guitar to existing tracks.