Lesson Feesfrom $30.00 / 30 Minutes
Zach Bridges joined The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” Ceremonial Band in August, 2016. His primary duties in the Ceremonial Band include supporting funerals at Arlington National Cemetery as well as wreath-laying ceremonies by heads of state and other foreign dignitaries at the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier, monthly retirement parades, special reviews, and arrival and departure honors for foreign dignitaries at the White House and Pentagon.
Zach also currently serves as the Principal Tuba of the Maryland Symphony, a position he has held since 2019. He is a founding member of the Apex Brass, an ensemble comprised of premiere military band members, and has performed with
several organizations in the region, including the Baltimore Symphony, the National
Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington Concert Opera.
Zach received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University where he studied with
Dr. Kent Eshelman. He received his master’s degree from Rice University’s Shepherd
School of Music, where he studied with David Kirk, Principal Tuba of the Houston
I believe that having fun, being able to clearly share your musical ideas with others, and being a well-rounded person is integral to being a musician. Every student has different goals and desires and I strive to create a specifically tailored course of study with each of my students.
Whether you are just starting out, or are an advanced player, I would be happy to work with you!
I take each student's goals in mind and tailor specific exercises, etudes, solos, excerpts, and melodies to help reach those goals.