Guitar Teachers in Sharon
Zachary Haskell is a passionate guitarist, composer, and musical educator. He has dedicated his
life to musical performance and pedagogy.
He attended Berklee College of Music where he received the John LaPorta scholarship and
graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in guitar performance. In the early years of his playing, the
energetic sounds of BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn fueled his passion for the guitar. This strong
blues foundation led him to the world of jazz, where he discovered the magic of Stan Getz, Miles
Davis, and John Scofield. While at Berklee, he cultivated a unique voice, drawing from the wisdom
of David Tronzo, Freddie Bryant, and Julien Kasper. He has performed with a wide variety of musical
lineups, including a Brazilian jazz ensemble directed by Fernando Brandao, Berklee’s Cuban
Traditional and Folkloric ensemble, and several RnB bands.
As a teacher, Zach creates a lasting musical foundation for students. He encourages them to
pursue the music that moves them while facilitating their ability to read traditionally notated music.
Through a balance of critical listening, ear training, and sight reading, he reveals the theory behind
his student’s favorite songs, setting them up to learn on their own, while also preparing them to
create their own music.
ZACH HASKELL, B.M.
Olin Langlois is a singer, songwriter and accomplished voice, piano,
guitar, and music teacher. In her formative years, she took violin lessons
while studying piano and guitar as secondary instruments. At the
Balakirev College of Nizhny Novgorod, Olin studied jazz voice and pedagogy,
while actively performing on various music projects and working as a vocal coach.
After graduating, Olin moved to Moscow to further study voice at
The Maimonides State Classic Academy for another 4 years.
For about the past 20 years, Olin has been a lead singer in music theater,
gospel choir and numerous music bands. She has also held residencies at
multiple venues and was a part of the annual singing of Handel’s “Messiah”.
Olin’s styles cover soul, blues, RnB, jazz, bossa nova, gospel and her original
music is a unique combination of these genres.
At the same time that her teaching style was developing, Olin continued to
work as a vocal coach. More and more she realized that singing is a
holistic process and it involves and effects both physical and metal
well being. During her singing and teaching career, Olin has
witnessed the positive therapeutic effects of music and vocal
breathing techniques on children and adults. She realized while it’s
important to work on music skills, it’s even more important to
receive joy, confidence, comfort and be able to express yourself
with your voice or musical instrument.
It is Olin’s strong belief that music is for everyone, whether you can
sing in tune or not. Just like we all have a heartbeat, we can all play
a beat. We only need to listen more carefully for it to sink in.