Zachary grew up on Long Island and started his musical journey studying the violin at a young age. Through violin, he developed a passion for chamber and orchestral music and eventually began composing his own pieces. Zachary eventually went on to study composition and film scoring at NYU and since graduating has been composing, teaching, and playing electric violin with his band. He also plays piano, guitar, and drums, and tries to see as much live music as he can. Outside of music, he loves chess, running, and soccer.