Session Guitarist/Violinist

Zack Rapp on SoundBetter

I'm a professional guitarist, violinist, composer and producer based in Los Angeles. I have years of experience playing live and in the studio, composing, producing and arranging tracks for myself and others. Let's make something great!

Hailing from Chicago, IL, and currently residing in Los Angeles, CA, Zack Rapp is a talented and unique multi-instrumentalist, specializing as a guitarist and violinist. He began his musical journey with the violin at age 9, and very soon after followed with the guitar at 10 years old. Zack’s musical life started as rigorously as it continues, with his childhood and teenage years spent studying violin with Gail Lilja Kirkeeng (Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra), Vadim Mazo (Illinois Wesleyan University) and in Chicagoland’s premier youth orchestra, Midwest Young Artists. On the guitar, he spent his formative years studying under jazz guitarist Frank Portolese and Christian metal guitarist, Rex Carroll (Whitecross, King James).

After high school, Zack went on to attend Berklee College of Music on scholarship, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance. While at Berklee, he studied under world-renowned guitarists Jon Finn and Joe Stump. Among his performance credits from his time in Boston is an onstage appearance as the principal second violinist for Dream Theater’s 2014 live DVD release, “Breaking the Fourth Wall".

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Gear Highlights
  • Jackson Custom SL2H-7
  • Gibson Custom SG Standard '62 RI
  • Universal Audio Apollo 8
  • Mesa/Boogie Mark V
  • Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier
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