Welcome to Zeno Guitar Academy!

Hi! I'm Zeno. I started fingerstyle by learning classical guitar at 13 and then finishing up a Jazz Guitar degree in college. In between those years and after, I mainly played electric guitar in church and in bands playing multiple genres. All of these influence my playing now.

I was inspired to create acoustic guitar arrangements after watching Tommy Emmanuel live. I switched to acoustic when I got my Martin guitar for free. I believe it was God’s gift to me and a way of nudging me towards making worship instrumentals.

I started making fingerstyle instrumentals of worship songs when I was in seminary as an artistic outlet. It was there that I realized how much of a blessing these instrumentals are. It's a gift God gave me to share with others.

I began teaching guitar at just 15 and still teach private students to this day. Besides playing, teaching guitar is my other passion and gift. All throughout seminary, I supported my family by teaching many students around the world as one of the early adopters of teaching music online.