WHAT WE DO

With over 700 students and nearly forty faculty, Inspire Music is one of the largest private music studios in the Bay Area. Our diverse faculty brings a wide range of musical experience, offering instruction in many different instruments and musical styles. In addition to our private lessons, we also offer instrument rentals, accessories, and group classes.

ABOUT

  • Instrument Rentals​

  • Private Instruction

  • Instrument Accessories and Maintenance

  • Summer Camps and Rock Bands

  • Free Educational Seminars for Our Customers

  • SOTA Audition Prep

ABOUT

PIANO INSTRUCTORS

ANNIE

SMITH

JILLIAN KIM

NAOMI

STINE

KELLI

CASEY

JEAN-PAUL

JONES

BEAU

DREAM

LORA

LIBBY

COLIN

BRADY

CAROLINA

TANNOUS

VOCAL INSTRUCTORS

VICTOR CERVANTES

ANNIE

SMITH

JEAN-PAUL

JONES

LORA

LIBBY

SUZANNE

RIVIN

GUITAR INSTRUCTORS

LUKE

DOUGHTY

ZACH

MATTOCKS

HENRY MOSER

FRANCIS

OLIVERA

BRETT

EASTMAN

ANTONY

KAKAMAKOV

PABLO DAVILA

VIOLIN INSTRUCTORS

VICTORIA

PERENYI

BEAU

DREAM

ANNAMARIE

ARAI

MIA

NARDI-HUFFMAN

WIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTORS

KYLE

BEARD

COURTNEY

WISE

JENNA

COUNTRYMAN

DRUM INSTRUCTORS

CHRISTIAN

ARRIOLA

BRETT

EASTMAN

Zach Mattocks

Zachary's love for creating music began when he first strummed an autoharp in his elementary years. He enjoyed the rich, warm sound it produced and the feel of the strings. His first instrument of choice was the steel string acoustic guitar. After graduating from high school, Zach continued to immerse himself in music during his military career, and began to learn piano at Minot State University.

 

After discovering his life love for music and continuing to study personally while in guitar lessons, he began full-time study at Illinois State University as a classical guitar major and performed solo and chamber music throughout the midwest. Zachary studied guitar with Dr. Angelo Favis, jazz with Kevin Hart and Charlie Stokes, and music education with Tim Fredstrom.

He has since earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree and holds a certification to teach music K-12; which includes choir, band, orchestra, piano, guitar, music theory, music history, and general music.  In 2018, Zach earned his Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance under the tutelage of Lawrence Ferrara in San Francisco. 

 

Zach loves performing jazz, classical, and most genres in between.  He also enjoys teaching in the Bay Area and is a member of  The Luke Doughty Quartet , a San Francisco based group that released their debut album in December 2018, A Charcoal Colored Sky.  In addition to teaching at Inspire Music, Zach heads the guitar department at Contra Costa College as an adjunct professor.