Woodwind Instructors

Dominic Lardizabal

Piano, Clarinet, Improvisation, and Music Theory.

Dominic is a pianist and clarinetist studying Music at the University of Missouri. He has been playing clarinet since the age of 10 and piano since the age of 12.

Throughout high school, Dominic has participated in one of the states top high school wind ensembles, jazz ensembles, and marching band. Along with competing in Missouris state and district competitions, he has had the opportunity to perform and experience music locally, throughout the state, and nationally.

Currently, Dominic plays clarinet for Mizzous ensembles and performs piano in a rock band. He enjoys all types of music including classical, jazz, rock, pop, electronic, hip-hop, and more.

He dedicates his life into preserving music and being able to share his knowledge.

Zack Hoff

Guitar, Saxophone, Theory, improvisation, and Song Writing

Zack is a guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter from De Soto, Missouri.  He started playing guitar at nine years old and sax when he was twelve.  He has performed with multiple music groups since his early teens, including jazz combos and rock/metal bands.

His favorite thing to do in his spare time is improvising guitar solos to popular songs.

In high school, Zack was the lead guitarist for his jazz ensemble, played the baritone sax for two years in concert and marching band, and also sang for three years in concert choir.

He is attending the University of Missouri for a degree in astrophysics and mathematics, but one of his greatest passions is teaching and playing music.