Originally from Emmet, Nebraska, Zach Kloppenborg now resides in Omaha and performs locally on a regular basis. He became interested in performing because his parents always supported the arts, as well as his participation in the arts. In Zach’s family, live theatre and music was always treated as a special event – which fostered a deep love of the stage in him.
Over the years, Zach has played several featured roles at The Rose Theatre and the Omaha Community Playhouse, and has also served as director of the past three summer musicals produced by The Colonel Mustard Amateur Attic Theatre Company here in Lincoln. Zach also studied music and theatre at Doane College.
Zach has over twenty-five years of experience in acting and singing, devoting the past ten years of study and performance alone towards developing a unique and effective approach to storytelling both through song and spoken text. He gives his students a solid foundation of practical technique, from which they can fully and safely explore the full range of their vocal instrument. Students of Zach will benefit from a down-to-earth approach to performance, focusing on practical concerns that will prepare them for real-world performance situations. From using proper breathing and embodying confidence on stage, to preparing an audition or creating a recital from the ground up, Zach’s approach is direct, intuitive, and fun. In Zach’s own words: “It feels casual, but the results are professional.”
In his free time, Zach enjoys drawing and watercolors, puzzles, reading, and playwriting – as well as spending time with his wife, Mariel, and cockapoo dog, Ozzy.
He is the best teacher ever. He is also amazing! – Kadynce M. (Student)
I am very impressed with his teaching style! – Brenna M. (Parent)
Zach is always positive and a super fun person. He s great, and is very organized. – Sydney R. (Student)
He is so fun to work with! I love his energy. – Hannah W. (Student)
Kaidan’s intonation and attention have improved greatly. He and Zach hit it off from the start and Zach is great at keeping him focused or redirecting. I appreciate being able to sit in lessons to reconfirm at home. – Shaylene S. (Parent)
Zach is a great role model and is always positive. Grace really enjoys going to class. – Tasha A. (Parent)
Madelyn loves Zach! She is always excited to go to her lesson and equally excited afterward. I’m thankful that he is encouraging her to learn new music and step outside of her comfort zone. — Parent of current student
Zach is so patient with me…I’m thinking especially when I stop him 80 times in one song because I tripped on something, or when I’m figuring something out in a warmup. he always gives me plenty of time, and knows exactly when to step in and guide me! – Jade K.
He is really nice and helps me enjoy and get better at singing.