Zach LoPresti is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, instructor, and producer from the Philadelphia area. Dedicated to a rich and varied musical life, he has made a career out of involvement in many projects and wearing a variety of hats. The current pursuits Zach invests time & energy into include his boundary defying band Gnarbot, co-production of the music/education/art festival Beardfest, many music students of all skill levels and ages through his Zachademy of Music, serious involvement in various Philadelphia based original musical projects, and original artist production/session work.
In his 10 years as a professional musician, Zach has had a wide variety of experiences. Some highlights include writing the original score for a ballet, co-founding and continuing to produce South Jersey's Beardfest, earning the title of Music Director at the Cherry Hill School of Rock...leaving that position to start his own private music school (Zachademy of Music), sharing bills with musical heroes such as Wayne Krantz, Billy Cobham, Kneebody, Knower, Parliament Funkadelic, and Lettuce, drumming for a West African Evangelical church for 5 years, and being a regular part of Philly's Funk-N-Bowl All-Star band. LoPresti is also known for his ability to quickly learn music of many styles, resulting in his frequent work as a sideman and sub.
Zach's efforts have recently earned him recognition as Elephant Talk Indie Music Magazine's Musician of the Decade and Guitarist of the Decade. He's also been fortunate to make music with some incredible local and world famous talents including John Medeski, Billy Martin, MonoNeon (Prince), Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa), Jon Anderson (Yes), Brenden Small (Dethklok), Robert "Sput" Searight, Nate Werth (Ghost-Note), Chris Bullock, (Snarky Puppy), DJ Logic, Josh Dion (paris_monster), Eli Winderman, Chuck Jones (Dopapod), Julie Slick (Adrian Belew Trio), Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Tim Palmieri (Kung-Fu), Matt Cappy and more.