Jason Williams

This is by far the best online course I've taken! Super inspiring, informative and clearly presented leaving me with little to no questions at the end of each module. The weekly zoom meetings are great to hang and discuss where everyone is at with the material, and Zach takes the time to answer each and everyone's questions they may have. CCB has already led me to find new work and make a ton of new connections in the industry, all while having fun in the process. Highly recommended!

May 6, 2024
Elijah Siegler

Zach's Composing Career Bootcamp is concise and inclusive, while still communicating as much value if not more than a college-level course. This bootcamp challenged me to think deeply about who I want to become and what kind of career I want to pursue in music. The values & lessons that Zach shares are enriching treasures of insight that will follow me for years to come!

Feb 7, 2024
Ninian Valenta

Within one month I went from not having a clue where to even start to being involved in 2 scoring gigs, having a personalized long term plan on how to grow my network further, and overall much more confidence and understanding on the whole business side of being a composer. Absolutely one of the most valuable courses I've taken so far, especially since it's on a topic not a lot of people talk about, but every serious composer will have to deal with sooner or later. Plus, Zach really does make an effort to make you part of an awesome, supportive community, on top of all the fantastic knowledge you'll get. I couldn't recommend the bootcamp more!

Feb 8, 2024
Christian Belter

Zach is an excellent teacher. This course has given me everything I need to turn this passion into a business. I have interacted with more filmmakers since this course began a little over a month ago than I ever had previously. If you are a composer with even the slightest interest in turning your passion into a career, take this course. It's worth every penny!

Feb 9, 2024
Elma Morris
This course has covered everything I had hoped to learn and so much more. It's the perfect course for anyone who thinks their music is good enough to compete in the industry, but doesn't know how to get work or where to begin, with or without a degree in music. There's so much content in this course, I will be referring back to it for advice for years to come. I am so glad I invested in this course because it dives deep into every aspect of a composer's working life. Zach has invested a ton of his time and energy into this course and it shows. His Live Q&A sessions have been really beneficial and no question was left unanswered. Zach gets straight to the point in a very professional way during each educational video, modeling the excellent communication skills necessary to survive in this industry. You won't regret doing this course.
May 28, 2024
Joe Sugrue
I strongly recommend this course to anyone wanting to pursue a career in writing music for media. And in reality I will be using the lessons and skills for my other professional music endeavors also. I am typically hesitant to take online courses, but the guidance, level of experience, value of the content, and the way it is all delivered by Zach has genuinely given me the confidence and ability to begin changing my career path. The accountability of having to complete weekly networking challenges, assignments, the ability to interact with many other musicians in the cohort, and also the weekly Q&A's with Zach were also extremely valuable. Before taking this course I wasn't sure how to "break into the industry," and even tried asking about this at my former college career center. They were unfortunately not very helpful, but this course was! 5 Stars, no doubt.
May 9, 2024
Elija Kaufmann
This course is a really comprehensive and straightforward method to getting started with your own little business as a collaborative film composer. Zach's straight-to-the-point attitude gives a ton of actionable steps alongside with really useful tools and a great community experience. I feel I don't need to watch any "how to blablabla" - business videos on YouTube anymore - it's everything covered and broken down in this course. The challenges at the end of each lesson and Zoom calls are great ways to take action and get feedback immediately - Zach also helped me with some serious mind blocks concerning some aspects of outreach and social media! Thanks a lot man, really enjoyed this journey!
May 24, 2024
Michael Johnson
Zach is not only a talented composer, but he’s also an affable and engaging guy. He is full of compassion and has developed a safe, supportive, nurturing, and caring community for composers seeking the business skills they need to advance their careers in this scary, nebulous career path. His classes are informative and eye-opening. In six weeks I went from having no idea how to get contacts and leads to scraping up a few connections and finishing some demos for potential clients. While the demos didn’t ultimately lead to anything, I now have the confidence and skills 1) not to get discouraged, 2) to self-reflect and figure out patterns I may be trapped in that are causing me to be rejected, and 3) clear, actionable steps to continue to find leads and potential clients. If anything, you should take this course because it will teach you about yourself and help you to feel connected and confident in your career goals. Plus, you’ll be networking with cool people like us! Hope to see you on the alumni server!
May 7, 2024
John Taylor
This course is to the point and doesn't sugar coat anything. The advice and videos and community in this course is of the highest value, but it comes down to you. You are given the tools to succeed but you got to go get it! I have gotten a couple opportunities to write from this course and I'm hungry for more! Thanks Zach!
May 7, 2024
Nick Bulavin
Zach put together a great course which managed to gather all the aspects of having a composing career into a comprehensive system full of great advice regarding networking, finding gigs and charging for work. The mentality shift that came with this course was game-changing for me in terms of how to develop and sustain a career in music. Some of the stuff I learned was immediately applicable with potential clients. If you're just starting out on the path of composing, or are trying to turn composing into a full-time profession, there's a lot to be gained from this course.
Apr 29, 2024
Chase
Zach is a wonderful instructor and has lots of valueable wisdom to share. In addition to his wonderful course, the video meetups were incredibly helpful as they allow a more personalized approach similar to being in an actual classroom. If you're looking for any level of advancement in your music composition career, look no further.
Apr 29, 2024
David Shuler
From a time-money-value perspective, this is probably one of the best online courses I've taken. Each week is packed with concise and actionable content to get you laying the groundwork for your own music composing business. And all throughout the course, Zach and his team are very attentive and involved with providing targeted feedback and answering any questions that come up. With Zach's content, guidance, and encouragement, I've gone from "Man, I'd really like to start taking on paid composing work this year" to scheduling several networking calls each week, publishing a demo reel website to share with folks, and making actual pitches for paid gigs all in the span of just a few weeks. If you're looking for a course to evaluate your scores, talk about advanced orchestration concepts, or learn about writing to film cues, this is not really the place. But if you've ever written some music that has received positive feedback from someone else and you're wanting to know exactly what you need to start doing in order to make that a bigger part of your professional life, then do your future self a favor by signing up!
May 6, 2024
Lane Johnson
When I came across the Composing Career Bootcamp by Zach Heyde, I was skeptical that it would be helpful for me. You see, I primarily compose music for choirs, not action scenes 😁. So I messaged Zach to find out a bit more about it and to see if he thought it would be worth it for me. He was in the middle of a move, but took the time to pull off the road and send me a personal video to answer my questions. What?!! Who does that? I decided to go ahead and give it a try. And let me tell you, the Composing Career Bootcamp was totally awesome! The course material was comprehensive and covers the skills necessary for any type of composer to be successful in today’s world – communication, networking, project management, and lots more. And the material is presented so clearly and professionally. The weekly discussions with Zach and fellow musicians provided additional valuable insights. The course exceeded my expectations and for me was a very worthwhile investment. I highly recommend it!
May 7, 2024
Austin Holsonback

Zach’s Composing Career Bootcamp couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I’ve known that I wanted to compose for a living, but didn’t have the knowledge or tools I needed to pursue it. I now have actionable steps I can take to pursue this career that I’ve always dreamed of. I’ve had opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise by having students reach out to me from colleges, getting to interact with Zach in the livestreams and with other composers that are super enthusiastic, friendly and helpful, while working to make this their full time job. I’m very grateful to Zach and his desire to teach what he’s learned to new composers. If you want a great course that challenges you, surrounds you with a community of like minded composers, and teaches you essential skills on how to make it in this business then this boot camp is perfect for you! 10 out of 10 would recommend.

Feb 7, 2024
Noah

The bootcamp has given me the confidence and abilities to reach out and connect with people effectively! This course is a game changer for people like me who know nothing about how to ACTUALLY network.

Feb 7, 2024
Jürgen Hochfeld

An essential and extremely helpful course for anyone serious about working in this field! Do it :)

Feb 7, 2024
Damien

This Bootcamp has given me a great kickstart coming out of university and into my composing career! All the lessons are really valuable and practical, and I'll keep coming back to them for help throughout the start of my career. I've started making connections with filmmakers and building a network, which is something I wouldn't have done if it weren't for this course!

Feb 8, 2024
Byron

Zach's bootcamp brought me incredible value. The clear and actionable steps, alongside weekly challenges helped me bust through fears I had with networking and posting to social media. I've already started seeing wins and it feels like a world of opportunity has opened up!

Feb 8, 2024
Kévin Piquemal

Zach is providing clear and in-depth content on what is mostly missing in other courses: the business side of being a composer. He is encouraging us to have new routines, to reach out to people, dare being seen and valued as professionals. Sharing his experience and expertise is a huge plus and greatly helps me with new tools, confidence and hope to develop this new career. Merci beaucoup Zach!

Feb 8, 2024
Steve Winkler
Can't recommend this course enough. There are so many actionable things you can add to your routine of finding work making music.
Feb 8, 2024
Dylan Luna
Zach’s bootcamp has a ton of great information, tips, and strategies. Using those insights I feel more confident and focused in furthering my career in music. Zach sharing his experiences with networking, project management, and how that grew with his career was a great opportunity to engage with. Thanks Zach!
Feb 9, 2024
Lee Sheridan
This course has pushed me in the right direction. Although it is early days yet I have already got the ball rolling with a couple of opportunities. The good thing is that I can go back and rewatch the videos if there is anything I want to cover again. This course will put you on the right track to start your composing your career and guide you while you make those first steps. Recommended to any composer who is wanting to get work in the industry.
Feb 10, 2024
Grzegorz Drozdowski
Purchasing the Composing Career Bootcamp was one of the best decisions I made in recent years. I’ve wanted to become a full-time media composer for a long time, but I never knew how to meet the right people in the industry. Networking wasn’t intuitive for me at all, I was afraid to show my working process online and I lacked plan and structure in my endeavors, which resulted in losing confidence in myself regularly. Zach won’t give fish to you. He will give you a fishing rod and clear instructions: not only how to fish, but also how to prepare a delicious meal with what you catch. Now, after the bootcamp, I have more confidence in my communication skills, became more open to meeting creative people online, started sharing more of my work on social media and know exactly what to do when an opportunity appears. I’m not stumbling around in the dark anymore. I am confident now that finding more clients and becoming a full-time composer is just a matter of time and I don’t feel any pressure to reach my goals as fast as possible anymore - it’s a marathon and the Bootcamp gives you the exact, proven strategies how to reach the finish line.
Feb 11, 2024
Matt Walker
I feel incredibly inspired after completing Zach’s bootcamp! With a focus on building a network of relationships as the most critical step in advancing your career, Zach has gone to great lengths to detail out each step that goes into that journey. If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed with your musical goals, I guarantee that this course will fill you with a renewed sense of confidence, and leave you equipped with a tool kit to handle virtually any scenario or variable you may encounter with potential clients. I have already seen positive growth in my own efforts to nurture community as a result of what I learned here. Zach’s profound kindness, genuine passion, and depth of knowledge resonate in everything that he shares. I would absolutely recommend the Composing Career Bootcamp to anyone who is looking to make media composition their full time career.
Feb 13, 2024
Ashley Kampta
I realised as part of this course that it's not who you know that counts, it's actually about who knows you! With this course, Zach has made networking, marketing and working with clients much more accessible to those who find the business side of composing to be a confusing hassle! Within the six weeks of the course, I have made a showreel and resumé, created a YouTube video, discovered how much I should charge, made connections with several game developers and animators, and already started working with a couple of clients. The Student Portal and Notion Toolkit are amazing resources as well, where you can gain useful templates as well as real-time encouragement from other composers who are going through exactly the same things as you. Zach has provided so much value here that even at the course's usual price, it's a steal. If you can get in on the VIP list, it's a no-brainer. If you want to kick-start your music-making business, you won't regret enrolling!
Feb 13, 2024
Jeremiah King
Zach Heyde's boot-camp is everything you're never taught formally, but absolutely need to know in order to build a music career. Zach has put together what amounts to an invaluable tool box, comprised of lessons and assignments for building the skill sets you need as a composer that go beyond music analysis, personal practice, and music theory. In this six week course Zach draws upon decades of life experience as a composer and all of the growing pains that go along with it to distill in no uncertain terms a "best practices" approach to building your career in music. No matter what stage of the game you find yourself, this boot-camp can provide you with the tools for furthering your career. One of the biggest benefits I have of going through this boot-camp is the removal of self-doubt. That age old question "am I kidding myself?" no longer exists. The combination of hard work and the skill sets provided in this boot-camp have helped me realize that the level of my success is up to me.
Feb 13, 2024
Oswaldo Torres
The main thing Zach is providing here is a way to focus your energy and efforts to advance your career to the next level. He offers a lot of resources, advice, and tools to kickstart your dream job (which for most of us is composing). During the boot camp, you will experience challenges that will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and gain momentum to continue with your career. Additionally, there are many little tips to get your network going, how to land your jobs, and much more, helping you to make the most out of every effort you make. If I could, I would rate this 10 out of 5 stars, for sure.
Feb 13, 2024
Martin Gravel
Zach is an awesome coach! All aspects of the composition career are covered professionally in a cool and casual way. All questions are welcome and answered honestly. Zach is not shy when it comes to share his some relevant personal experiences. The community is really awesome too! A great course!
Feb 14, 2024
Yannick
This bootcamp was absolutely amazing, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take their composing career to the next level! Zach has a great way of communicating and sharing his knowledge and it was a pleasure listening to him. I went from not knowing where to start connecting with new people to having conversations and video calls with all kind of amazing professionals in the business!
Feb 18, 2024
Stevie Sparks
I highly recommend this course for all aspiring composers, no matter where you are in your journey. Not only does Zach provide invaluable information and resources, he also gives personalized feedback on the assignments that we complete each week, and answers all of our lingering questions about how to seek employment, how to price your work--and how to stay sane during the process. ;) Not only did I learn a lot from Zach, but also from the other students on this course. I've met incredible musicians from all over the world who all have their own areas of expertise, and I'm excited to keep in touch and see where everyone goes from here. Thank you so much for bringing us together and teaching us, Zach!!
Feb 19, 2024
Jason Williams

This is by far the best online course I've taken! Super inspiring, informative and clearly presented leaving me with little to no questions at the end of each module. The weekly zoom meetings are great to hang and discuss where everyone is at with the material, and Zach takes the time to answer each and everyone's questions they may have. CCB has already led me to find new work and make a ton of new connections in the industry, all while having fun in the process. Highly recommended!

May 6, 2024
Elijah Siegler

Zach's Composing Career Bootcamp is concise and inclusive, while still communicating as much value if not more than a college-level course. This bootcamp challenged me to think deeply about who I want to become and what kind of career I want to pursue in music. The values & lessons that Zach shares are enriching treasures of insight that will follow me for years to come!

Feb 7, 2024
Ninian Valenta

Within one month I went from not having a clue where to even start to being involved in 2 scoring gigs, having a personalized long term plan on how to grow my network further, and overall much more confidence and understanding on the whole business side of being a composer. Absolutely one of the most valuable courses I've taken so far, especially since it's on a topic not a lot of people talk about, but every serious composer will have to deal with sooner or later. Plus, Zach really does make an effort to make you part of an awesome, supportive community, on top of all the fantastic knowledge you'll get. I couldn't recommend the bootcamp more!

Feb 8, 2024
Christian Belter

Zach is an excellent teacher. This course has given me everything I need to turn this passion into a business. I have interacted with more filmmakers since this course began a little over a month ago than I ever had previously. If you are a composer with even the slightest interest in turning your passion into a career, take this course. It's worth every penny!

Feb 9, 2024
Elma Morris
This course has covered everything I had hoped to learn and so much more. It's the perfect course for anyone who thinks their music is good enough to compete in the industry, but doesn't know how to get work or where to begin, with or without a degree in music. There's so much content in this course, I will be referring back to it for advice for years to come. I am so glad I invested in this course because it dives deep into every aspect of a composer's working life. Zach has invested a ton of his time and energy into this course and it shows. His Live Q&A sessions have been really beneficial and no question was left unanswered. Zach gets straight to the point in a very professional way during each educational video, modeling the excellent communication skills necessary to survive in this industry. You won't regret doing this course.
May 28, 2024
Joe Sugrue
I strongly recommend this course to anyone wanting to pursue a career in writing music for media. And in reality I will be using the lessons and skills for my other professional music endeavors also. I am typically hesitant to take online courses, but the guidance, level of experience, value of the content, and the way it is all delivered by Zach has genuinely given me the confidence and ability to begin changing my career path. The accountability of having to complete weekly networking challenges, assignments, the ability to interact with many other musicians in the cohort, and also the weekly Q&A's with Zach were also extremely valuable. Before taking this course I wasn't sure how to "break into the industry," and even tried asking about this at my former college career center. They were unfortunately not very helpful, but this course was! 5 Stars, no doubt.
May 9, 2024
Elija Kaufmann
This course is a really comprehensive and straightforward method to getting started with your own little business as a collaborative film composer. Zach's straight-to-the-point attitude gives a ton of actionable steps alongside with really useful tools and a great community experience. I feel I don't need to watch any "how to blablabla" - business videos on YouTube anymore - it's everything covered and broken down in this course. The challenges at the end of each lesson and Zoom calls are great ways to take action and get feedback immediately - Zach also helped me with some serious mind blocks concerning some aspects of outreach and social media! Thanks a lot man, really enjoyed this journey!
May 24, 2024
Michael Johnson
Zach is not only a talented composer, but he’s also an affable and engaging guy. He is full of compassion and has developed a safe, supportive, nurturing, and caring community for composers seeking the business skills they need to advance their careers in this scary, nebulous career path. His classes are informative and eye-opening. In six weeks I went from having no idea how to get contacts and leads to scraping up a few connections and finishing some demos for potential clients. While the demos didn’t ultimately lead to anything, I now have the confidence and skills 1) not to get discouraged, 2) to self-reflect and figure out patterns I may be trapped in that are causing me to be rejected, and 3) clear, actionable steps to continue to find leads and potential clients. If anything, you should take this course because it will teach you about yourself and help you to feel connected and confident in your career goals. Plus, you’ll be networking with cool people like us! Hope to see you on the alumni server!
May 7, 2024
John Taylor
This course is to the point and doesn't sugar coat anything. The advice and videos and community in this course is of the highest value, but it comes down to you. You are given the tools to succeed but you got to go get it! I have gotten a couple opportunities to write from this course and I'm hungry for more! Thanks Zach!
May 7, 2024
Nick Bulavin
Zach put together a great course which managed to gather all the aspects of having a composing career into a comprehensive system full of great advice regarding networking, finding gigs and charging for work. The mentality shift that came with this course was game-changing for me in terms of how to develop and sustain a career in music. Some of the stuff I learned was immediately applicable with potential clients. If you're just starting out on the path of composing, or are trying to turn composing into a full-time profession, there's a lot to be gained from this course.
Apr 29, 2024
Chase
Zach is a wonderful instructor and has lots of valueable wisdom to share. In addition to his wonderful course, the video meetups were incredibly helpful as they allow a more personalized approach similar to being in an actual classroom. If you're looking for any level of advancement in your music composition career, look no further.
Apr 29, 2024
David Shuler
From a time-money-value perspective, this is probably one of the best online courses I've taken. Each week is packed with concise and actionable content to get you laying the groundwork for your own music composing business. And all throughout the course, Zach and his team are very attentive and involved with providing targeted feedback and answering any questions that come up. With Zach's content, guidance, and encouragement, I've gone from "Man, I'd really like to start taking on paid composing work this year" to scheduling several networking calls each week, publishing a demo reel website to share with folks, and making actual pitches for paid gigs all in the span of just a few weeks. If you're looking for a course to evaluate your scores, talk about advanced orchestration concepts, or learn about writing to film cues, this is not really the place. But if you've ever written some music that has received positive feedback from someone else and you're wanting to know exactly what you need to start doing in order to make that a bigger part of your professional life, then do your future self a favor by signing up!
May 6, 2024
Lane Johnson
When I came across the Composing Career Bootcamp by Zach Heyde, I was skeptical that it would be helpful for me. You see, I primarily compose music for choirs, not action scenes 😁. So I messaged Zach to find out a bit more about it and to see if he thought it would be worth it for me. He was in the middle of a move, but took the time to pull off the road and send me a personal video to answer my questions. What?!! Who does that? I decided to go ahead and give it a try. And let me tell you, the Composing Career Bootcamp was totally awesome! The course material was comprehensive and covers the skills necessary for any type of composer to be successful in today’s world – communication, networking, project management, and lots more. And the material is presented so clearly and professionally. The weekly discussions with Zach and fellow musicians provided additional valuable insights. The course exceeded my expectations and for me was a very worthwhile investment. I highly recommend it!
May 7, 2024
Austin Holsonback

Zach’s Composing Career Bootcamp couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I’ve known that I wanted to compose for a living, but didn’t have the knowledge or tools I needed to pursue it. I now have actionable steps I can take to pursue this career that I’ve always dreamed of. I’ve had opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise by having students reach out to me from colleges, getting to interact with Zach in the livestreams and with other composers that are super enthusiastic, friendly and helpful, while working to make this their full time job. I’m very grateful to Zach and his desire to teach what he’s learned to new composers. If you want a great course that challenges you, surrounds you with a community of like minded composers, and teaches you essential skills on how to make it in this business then this boot camp is perfect for you! 10 out of 10 would recommend.

Feb 7, 2024
Noah

The bootcamp has given me the confidence and abilities to reach out and connect with people effectively! This course is a game changer for people like me who know nothing about how to ACTUALLY network.

Feb 7, 2024
Jason Williams

This is by far the best online course I've taken! Super inspiring, informative and clearly presented leaving me with little to no questions at the end of each module. The weekly zoom meetings are great to hang and discuss where everyone is at with the material, and Zach takes the time to answer each and everyone's questions they may have. CCB has already led me to find new work and make a ton of new connections in the industry, all while having fun in the process. Highly recommended!

May 6, 2024
Elijah Siegler

Zach's Composing Career Bootcamp is concise and inclusive, while still communicating as much value if not more than a college-level course. This bootcamp challenged me to think deeply about who I want to become and what kind of career I want to pursue in music. The values & lessons that Zach shares are enriching treasures of insight that will follow me for years to come!

Feb 7, 2024
Ninian Valenta

Within one month I went from not having a clue where to even start to being involved in 2 scoring gigs, having a personalized long term plan on how to grow my network further, and overall much more confidence and understanding on the whole business side of being a composer. Absolutely one of the most valuable courses I've taken so far, especially since it's on a topic not a lot of people talk about, but every serious composer will have to deal with sooner or later. Plus, Zach really does make an effort to make you part of an awesome, supportive community, on top of all the fantastic knowledge you'll get. I couldn't recommend the bootcamp more!

Feb 8, 2024
Christian Belter

Zach is an excellent teacher. This course has given me everything I need to turn this passion into a business. I have interacted with more filmmakers since this course began a little over a month ago than I ever had previously. If you are a composer with even the slightest interest in turning your passion into a career, take this course. It's worth every penny!

Feb 9, 2024
Elma Morris
This course has covered everything I had hoped to learn and so much more. It's the perfect course for anyone who thinks their music is good enough to compete in the industry, but doesn't know how to get work or where to begin, with or without a degree in music. There's so much content in this course, I will be referring back to it for advice for years to come. I am so glad I invested in this course because it dives deep into every aspect of a composer's working life. Zach has invested a ton of his time and energy into this course and it shows. His Live Q&A sessions have been really beneficial and no question was left unanswered. Zach gets straight to the point in a very professional way during each educational video, modeling the excellent communication skills necessary to survive in this industry. You won't regret doing this course.
May 28, 2024
Joe Sugrue
I strongly recommend this course to anyone wanting to pursue a career in writing music for media. And in reality I will be using the lessons and skills for my other professional music endeavors also. I am typically hesitant to take online courses, but the guidance, level of experience, value of the content, and the way it is all delivered by Zach has genuinely given me the confidence and ability to begin changing my career path. The accountability of having to complete weekly networking challenges, assignments, the ability to interact with many other musicians in the cohort, and also the weekly Q&A's with Zach were also extremely valuable. Before taking this course I wasn't sure how to "break into the industry," and even tried asking about this at my former college career center. They were unfortunately not very helpful, but this course was! 5 Stars, no doubt.
May 9, 2024
Elija Kaufmann
This course is a really comprehensive and straightforward method to getting started with your own little business as a collaborative film composer. Zach's straight-to-the-point attitude gives a ton of actionable steps alongside with really useful tools and a great community experience. I feel I don't need to watch any "how to blablabla" - business videos on YouTube anymore - it's everything covered and broken down in this course. The challenges at the end of each lesson and Zoom calls are great ways to take action and get feedback immediately - Zach also helped me with some serious mind blocks concerning some aspects of outreach and social media! Thanks a lot man, really enjoyed this journey!
May 24, 2024
Michael Johnson
Zach is not only a talented composer, but he’s also an affable and engaging guy. He is full of compassion and has developed a safe, supportive, nurturing, and caring community for composers seeking the business skills they need to advance their careers in this scary, nebulous career path. His classes are informative and eye-opening. In six weeks I went from having no idea how to get contacts and leads to scraping up a few connections and finishing some demos for potential clients. While the demos didn’t ultimately lead to anything, I now have the confidence and skills 1) not to get discouraged, 2) to self-reflect and figure out patterns I may be trapped in that are causing me to be rejected, and 3) clear, actionable steps to continue to find leads and potential clients. If anything, you should take this course because it will teach you about yourself and help you to feel connected and confident in your career goals. Plus, you’ll be networking with cool people like us! Hope to see you on the alumni server!
May 7, 2024
John Taylor
This course is to the point and doesn't sugar coat anything. The advice and videos and community in this course is of the highest value, but it comes down to you. You are given the tools to succeed but you got to go get it! I have gotten a couple opportunities to write from this course and I'm hungry for more! Thanks Zach!
May 7, 2024
Nick Bulavin
Zach put together a great course which managed to gather all the aspects of having a composing career into a comprehensive system full of great advice regarding networking, finding gigs and charging for work. The mentality shift that came with this course was game-changing for me in terms of how to develop and sustain a career in music. Some of the stuff I learned was immediately applicable with potential clients. If you're just starting out on the path of composing, or are trying to turn composing into a full-time profession, there's a lot to be gained from this course.
Apr 29, 2024
Chase
Zach is a wonderful instructor and has lots of valueable wisdom to share. In addition to his wonderful course, the video meetups were incredibly helpful as they allow a more personalized approach similar to being in an actual classroom. If you're looking for any level of advancement in your music composition career, look no further.
Apr 29, 2024
David Shuler
From a time-money-value perspective, this is probably one of the best online courses I've taken. Each week is packed with concise and actionable content to get you laying the groundwork for your own music composing business. And all throughout the course, Zach and his team are very attentive and involved with providing targeted feedback and answering any questions that come up. With Zach's content, guidance, and encouragement, I've gone from "Man, I'd really like to start taking on paid composing work this year" to scheduling several networking calls each week, publishing a demo reel website to share with folks, and making actual pitches for paid gigs all in the span of just a few weeks. If you're looking for a course to evaluate your scores, talk about advanced orchestration concepts, or learn about writing to film cues, this is not really the place. But if you've ever written some music that has received positive feedback from someone else and you're wanting to know exactly what you need to start doing in order to make that a bigger part of your professional life, then do your future self a favor by signing up!
May 6, 2024
Lane Johnson
When I came across the Composing Career Bootcamp by Zach Heyde, I was skeptical that it would be helpful for me. You see, I primarily compose music for choirs, not action scenes 😁. So I messaged Zach to find out a bit more about it and to see if he thought it would be worth it for me. He was in the middle of a move, but took the time to pull off the road and send me a personal video to answer my questions. What?!! Who does that? I decided to go ahead and give it a try. And let me tell you, the Composing Career Bootcamp was totally awesome! The course material was comprehensive and covers the skills necessary for any type of composer to be successful in today’s world – communication, networking, project management, and lots more. And the material is presented so clearly and professionally. The weekly discussions with Zach and fellow musicians provided additional valuable insights. The course exceeded my expectations and for me was a very worthwhile investment. I highly recommend it!
May 7, 2024
Austin Holsonback

Zach’s Composing Career Bootcamp couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I’ve known that I wanted to compose for a living, but didn’t have the knowledge or tools I needed to pursue it. I now have actionable steps I can take to pursue this career that I’ve always dreamed of. I’ve had opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise by having students reach out to me from colleges, getting to interact with Zach in the livestreams and with other composers that are super enthusiastic, friendly and helpful, while working to make this their full time job. I’m very grateful to Zach and his desire to teach what he’s learned to new composers. If you want a great course that challenges you, surrounds you with a community of like minded composers, and teaches you essential skills on how to make it in this business then this boot camp is perfect for you! 10 out of 10 would recommend.

Feb 7, 2024
Noah

The bootcamp has given me the confidence and abilities to reach out and connect with people effectively! This course is a game changer for people like me who know nothing about how to ACTUALLY network.

Feb 7, 2024
Jürgen Hochfeld

An essential and extremely helpful course for anyone serious about working in this field! Do it :)

Feb 7, 2024
Damien

This Bootcamp has given me a great kickstart coming out of university and into my composing career! All the lessons are really valuable and practical, and I'll keep coming back to them for help throughout the start of my career. I've started making connections with filmmakers and building a network, which is something I wouldn't have done if it weren't for this course!

Feb 8, 2024
Byron

Zach's bootcamp brought me incredible value. The clear and actionable steps, alongside weekly challenges helped me bust through fears I had with networking and posting to social media. I've already started seeing wins and it feels like a world of opportunity has opened up!

Feb 8, 2024
Kévin Piquemal

Zach is providing clear and in-depth content on what is mostly missing in other courses: the business side of being a composer. He is encouraging us to have new routines, to reach out to people, dare being seen and valued as professionals. Sharing his experience and expertise is a huge plus and greatly helps me with new tools, confidence and hope to develop this new career. Merci beaucoup Zach!

Feb 8, 2024
Steve Winkler
Can't recommend this course enough. There are so many actionable things you can add to your routine of finding work making music.
Feb 8, 2024
Dylan Luna
Zach’s bootcamp has a ton of great information, tips, and strategies. Using those insights I feel more confident and focused in furthering my career in music. Zach sharing his experiences with networking, project management, and how that grew with his career was a great opportunity to engage with. Thanks Zach!
Feb 9, 2024
Lee Sheridan
This course has pushed me in the right direction. Although it is early days yet I have already got the ball rolling with a couple of opportunities. The good thing is that I can go back and rewatch the videos if there is anything I want to cover again. This course will put you on the right track to start your composing your career and guide you while you make those first steps. Recommended to any composer who is wanting to get work in the industry.
Feb 10, 2024
Grzegorz Drozdowski
Purchasing the Composing Career Bootcamp was one of the best decisions I made in recent years. I’ve wanted to become a full-time media composer for a long time, but I never knew how to meet the right people in the industry. Networking wasn’t intuitive for me at all, I was afraid to show my working process online and I lacked plan and structure in my endeavors, which resulted in losing confidence in myself regularly. Zach won’t give fish to you. He will give you a fishing rod and clear instructions: not only how to fish, but also how to prepare a delicious meal with what you catch. Now, after the bootcamp, I have more confidence in my communication skills, became more open to meeting creative people online, started sharing more of my work on social media and know exactly what to do when an opportunity appears. I’m not stumbling around in the dark anymore. I am confident now that finding more clients and becoming a full-time composer is just a matter of time and I don’t feel any pressure to reach my goals as fast as possible anymore - it’s a marathon and the Bootcamp gives you the exact, proven strategies how to reach the finish line.
Feb 11, 2024
Matt Walker
I feel incredibly inspired after completing Zach’s bootcamp! With a focus on building a network of relationships as the most critical step in advancing your career, Zach has gone to great lengths to detail out each step that goes into that journey. If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed with your musical goals, I guarantee that this course will fill you with a renewed sense of confidence, and leave you equipped with a tool kit to handle virtually any scenario or variable you may encounter with potential clients. I have already seen positive growth in my own efforts to nurture community as a result of what I learned here. Zach’s profound kindness, genuine passion, and depth of knowledge resonate in everything that he shares. I would absolutely recommend the Composing Career Bootcamp to anyone who is looking to make media composition their full time career.
Feb 13, 2024
Ashley Kampta
I realised as part of this course that it's not who you know that counts, it's actually about who knows you! With this course, Zach has made networking, marketing and working with clients much more accessible to those who find the business side of composing to be a confusing hassle! Within the six weeks of the course, I have made a showreel and resumé, created a YouTube video, discovered how much I should charge, made connections with several game developers and animators, and already started working with a couple of clients. The Student Portal and Notion Toolkit are amazing resources as well, where you can gain useful templates as well as real-time encouragement from other composers who are going through exactly the same things as you. Zach has provided so much value here that even at the course's usual price, it's a steal. If you can get in on the VIP list, it's a no-brainer. If you want to kick-start your music-making business, you won't regret enrolling!
Feb 13, 2024
Jeremiah King
Zach Heyde's boot-camp is everything you're never taught formally, but absolutely need to know in order to build a music career. Zach has put together what amounts to an invaluable tool box, comprised of lessons and assignments for building the skill sets you need as a composer that go beyond music analysis, personal practice, and music theory. In this six week course Zach draws upon decades of life experience as a composer and all of the growing pains that go along with it to distill in no uncertain terms a "best practices" approach to building your career in music. No matter what stage of the game you find yourself, this boot-camp can provide you with the tools for furthering your career. One of the biggest benefits I have of going through this boot-camp is the removal of self-doubt. That age old question "am I kidding myself?" no longer exists. The combination of hard work and the skill sets provided in this boot-camp have helped me realize that the level of my success is up to me.
Feb 13, 2024
Oswaldo Torres
The main thing Zach is providing here is a way to focus your energy and efforts to advance your career to the next level. He offers a lot of resources, advice, and tools to kickstart your dream job (which for most of us is composing). During the boot camp, you will experience challenges that will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and gain momentum to continue with your career. Additionally, there are many little tips to get your network going, how to land your jobs, and much more, helping you to make the most out of every effort you make. If I could, I would rate this 10 out of 5 stars, for sure.
Feb 13, 2024
Martin Gravel
Zach is an awesome coach! All aspects of the composition career are covered professionally in a cool and casual way. All questions are welcome and answered honestly. Zach is not shy when it comes to share his some relevant personal experiences. The community is really awesome too! A great course!
Feb 14, 2024
Yannick
This bootcamp was absolutely amazing, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take their composing career to the next level! Zach has a great way of communicating and sharing his knowledge and it was a pleasure listening to him. I went from not knowing where to start connecting with new people to having conversations and video calls with all kind of amazing professionals in the business!
Feb 18, 2024
Stevie Sparks
I highly recommend this course for all aspiring composers, no matter where you are in your journey. Not only does Zach provide invaluable information and resources, he also gives personalized feedback on the assignments that we complete each week, and answers all of our lingering questions about how to seek employment, how to price your work--and how to stay sane during the process. ;) Not only did I learn a lot from Zach, but also from the other students on this course. I've met incredible musicians from all over the world who all have their own areas of expertise, and I'm excited to keep in touch and see where everyone goes from here. Thank you so much for bringing us together and teaching us, Zach!!
Feb 19, 2024
Jason Williams

This is by far the best online course I've taken! Super inspiring, informative and clearly presented leaving me with little to no questions at the end of each module. The weekly zoom meetings are great to hang and discuss where everyone is at with the material, and Zach takes the time to answer each and everyone's questions they may have. CCB has already led me to find new work and make a ton of new connections in the industry, all while having fun in the process. Highly recommended!

May 6, 2024
Elijah Siegler

Zach's Composing Career Bootcamp is concise and inclusive, while still communicating as much value if not more than a college-level course. This bootcamp challenged me to think deeply about who I want to become and what kind of career I want to pursue in music. The values & lessons that Zach shares are enriching treasures of insight that will follow me for years to come!

Feb 7, 2024
Ninian Valenta

Within one month I went from not having a clue where to even start to being involved in 2 scoring gigs, having a personalized long term plan on how to grow my network further, and overall much more confidence and understanding on the whole business side of being a composer. Absolutely one of the most valuable courses I've taken so far, especially since it's on a topic not a lot of people talk about, but every serious composer will have to deal with sooner or later. Plus, Zach really does make an effort to make you part of an awesome, supportive community, on top of all the fantastic knowledge you'll get. I couldn't recommend the bootcamp more!

Feb 8, 2024
Christian Belter

Zach is an excellent teacher. This course has given me everything I need to turn this passion into a business. I have interacted with more filmmakers since this course began a little over a month ago than I ever had previously. If you are a composer with even the slightest interest in turning your passion into a career, take this course. It's worth every penny!

Feb 9, 2024
Elma Morris
This course has covered everything I had hoped to learn and so much more. It's the perfect course for anyone who thinks their music is good enough to compete in the industry, but doesn't know how to get work or where to begin, with or without a degree in music. There's so much content in this course, I will be referring back to it for advice for years to come. I am so glad I invested in this course because it dives deep into every aspect of a composer's working life. Zach has invested a ton of his time and energy into this course and it shows. His Live Q&A sessions have been really beneficial and no question was left unanswered. Zach gets straight to the point in a very professional way during each educational video, modeling the excellent communication skills necessary to survive in this industry. You won't regret doing this course.
May 28, 2024
Joe Sugrue
I strongly recommend this course to anyone wanting to pursue a career in writing music for media. And in reality I will be using the lessons and skills for my other professional music endeavors also. I am typically hesitant to take online courses, but the guidance, level of experience, value of the content, and the way it is all delivered by Zach has genuinely given me the confidence and ability to begin changing my career path. The accountability of having to complete weekly networking challenges, assignments, the ability to interact with many other musicians in the cohort, and also the weekly Q&A's with Zach were also extremely valuable. Before taking this course I wasn't sure how to "break into the industry," and even tried asking about this at my former college career center. They were unfortunately not very helpful, but this course was! 5 Stars, no doubt.
May 9, 2024
Elija Kaufmann
This course is a really comprehensive and straightforward method to getting started with your own little business as a collaborative film composer. Zach's straight-to-the-point attitude gives a ton of actionable steps alongside with really useful tools and a great community experience. I feel I don't need to watch any "how to blablabla" - business videos on YouTube anymore - it's everything covered and broken down in this course. The challenges at the end of each lesson and Zoom calls are great ways to take action and get feedback immediately - Zach also helped me with some serious mind blocks concerning some aspects of outreach and social media! Thanks a lot man, really enjoyed this journey!
May 24, 2024
Michael Johnson
Zach is not only a talented composer, but he’s also an affable and engaging guy. He is full of compassion and has developed a safe, supportive, nurturing, and caring community for composers seeking the business skills they need to advance their careers in this scary, nebulous career path. His classes are informative and eye-opening. In six weeks I went from having no idea how to get contacts and leads to scraping up a few connections and finishing some demos for potential clients. While the demos didn’t ultimately lead to anything, I now have the confidence and skills 1) not to get discouraged, 2) to self-reflect and figure out patterns I may be trapped in that are causing me to be rejected, and 3) clear, actionable steps to continue to find leads and potential clients. If anything, you should take this course because it will teach you about yourself and help you to feel connected and confident in your career goals. Plus, you’ll be networking with cool people like us! Hope to see you on the alumni server!
May 7, 2024
John Taylor
This course is to the point and doesn't sugar coat anything. The advice and videos and community in this course is of the highest value, but it comes down to you. You are given the tools to succeed but you got to go get it! I have gotten a couple opportunities to write from this course and I'm hungry for more! Thanks Zach!
May 7, 2024
Nick Bulavin
Zach put together a great course which managed to gather all the aspects of having a composing career into a comprehensive system full of great advice regarding networking, finding gigs and charging for work. The mentality shift that came with this course was game-changing for me in terms of how to develop and sustain a career in music. Some of the stuff I learned was immediately applicable with potential clients. If you're just starting out on the path of composing, or are trying to turn composing into a full-time profession, there's a lot to be gained from this course.
Apr 29, 2024
Chase
Zach is a wonderful instructor and has lots of valueable wisdom to share. In addition to his wonderful course, the video meetups were incredibly helpful as they allow a more personalized approach similar to being in an actual classroom. If you're looking for any level of advancement in your music composition career, look no further.
Apr 29, 2024
David Shuler
From a time-money-value perspective, this is probably one of the best online courses I've taken. Each week is packed with concise and actionable content to get you laying the groundwork for your own music composing business. And all throughout the course, Zach and his team are very attentive and involved with providing targeted feedback and answering any questions that come up. With Zach's content, guidance, and encouragement, I've gone from "Man, I'd really like to start taking on paid composing work this year" to scheduling several networking calls each week, publishing a demo reel website to share with folks, and making actual pitches for paid gigs all in the span of just a few weeks. If you're looking for a course to evaluate your scores, talk about advanced orchestration concepts, or learn about writing to film cues, this is not really the place. But if you've ever written some music that has received positive feedback from someone else and you're wanting to know exactly what you need to start doing in order to make that a bigger part of your professional life, then do your future self a favor by signing up!
May 6, 2024
Lane Johnson
When I came across the Composing Career Bootcamp by Zach Heyde, I was skeptical that it would be helpful for me. You see, I primarily compose music for choirs, not action scenes 😁. So I messaged Zach to find out a bit more about it and to see if he thought it would be worth it for me. He was in the middle of a move, but took the time to pull off the road and send me a personal video to answer my questions. What?!! Who does that? I decided to go ahead and give it a try. And let me tell you, the Composing Career Bootcamp was totally awesome! The course material was comprehensive and covers the skills necessary for any type of composer to be successful in today’s world – communication, networking, project management, and lots more. And the material is presented so clearly and professionally. The weekly discussions with Zach and fellow musicians provided additional valuable insights. The course exceeded my expectations and for me was a very worthwhile investment. I highly recommend it!
May 7, 2024
Austin Holsonback

Zach’s Composing Career Bootcamp couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I’ve known that I wanted to compose for a living, but didn’t have the knowledge or tools I needed to pursue it. I now have actionable steps I can take to pursue this career that I’ve always dreamed of. I’ve had opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise by having students reach out to me from colleges, getting to interact with Zach in the livestreams and with other composers that are super enthusiastic, friendly and helpful, while working to make this their full time job. I’m very grateful to Zach and his desire to teach what he’s learned to new composers. If you want a great course that challenges you, surrounds you with a community of like minded composers, and teaches you essential skills on how to make it in this business then this boot camp is perfect for you! 10 out of 10 would recommend.

Feb 7, 2024
Noah

The bootcamp has given me the confidence and abilities to reach out and connect with people effectively! This course is a game changer for people like me who know nothing about how to ACTUALLY network.

Feb 7, 2024
Jürgen Hochfeld

An essential and extremely helpful course for anyone serious about working in this field! Do it :)

Feb 7, 2024
Damien

This Bootcamp has given me a great kickstart coming out of university and into my composing career! All the lessons are really valuable and practical, and I'll keep coming back to them for help throughout the start of my career. I've started making connections with filmmakers and building a network, which is something I wouldn't have done if it weren't for this course!

Feb 8, 2024
Byron

Zach's bootcamp brought me incredible value. The clear and actionable steps, alongside weekly challenges helped me bust through fears I had with networking and posting to social media. I've already started seeing wins and it feels like a world of opportunity has opened up!

Feb 8, 2024
Kévin Piquemal

Zach is providing clear and in-depth content on what is mostly missing in other courses: the business side of being a composer. He is encouraging us to have new routines, to reach out to people, dare being seen and valued as professionals. Sharing his experience and expertise is a huge plus and greatly helps me with new tools, confidence and hope to develop this new career. Merci beaucoup Zach!

Feb 8, 2024
Steve Winkler
Can't recommend this course enough. There are so many actionable things you can add to your routine of finding work making music.
Feb 8, 2024
Dylan Luna
Zach’s bootcamp has a ton of great information, tips, and strategies. Using those insights I feel more confident and focused in furthering my career in music. Zach sharing his experiences with networking, project management, and how that grew with his career was a great opportunity to engage with. Thanks Zach!
Feb 9, 2024
Lee Sheridan
This course has pushed me in the right direction. Although it is early days yet I have already got the ball rolling with a couple of opportunities. The good thing is that I can go back and rewatch the videos if there is anything I want to cover again. This course will put you on the right track to start your composing your career and guide you while you make those first steps. Recommended to any composer who is wanting to get work in the industry.
Feb 10, 2024
Grzegorz Drozdowski
Purchasing the Composing Career Bootcamp was one of the best decisions I made in recent years. I’ve wanted to become a full-time media composer for a long time, but I never knew how to meet the right people in the industry. Networking wasn’t intuitive for me at all, I was afraid to show my working process online and I lacked plan and structure in my endeavors, which resulted in losing confidence in myself regularly. Zach won’t give fish to you. He will give you a fishing rod and clear instructions: not only how to fish, but also how to prepare a delicious meal with what you catch. Now, after the bootcamp, I have more confidence in my communication skills, became more open to meeting creative people online, started sharing more of my work on social media and know exactly what to do when an opportunity appears. I’m not stumbling around in the dark anymore. I am confident now that finding more clients and becoming a full-time composer is just a matter of time and I don’t feel any pressure to reach my goals as fast as possible anymore - it’s a marathon and the Bootcamp gives you the exact, proven strategies how to reach the finish line.
Feb 11, 2024
Matt Walker
I feel incredibly inspired after completing Zach’s bootcamp! With a focus on building a network of relationships as the most critical step in advancing your career, Zach has gone to great lengths to detail out each step that goes into that journey. If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed with your musical goals, I guarantee that this course will fill you with a renewed sense of confidence, and leave you equipped with a tool kit to handle virtually any scenario or variable you may encounter with potential clients. I have already seen positive growth in my own efforts to nurture community as a result of what I learned here. Zach’s profound kindness, genuine passion, and depth of knowledge resonate in everything that he shares. I would absolutely recommend the Composing Career Bootcamp to anyone who is looking to make media composition their full time career.
Feb 13, 2024
Ashley Kampta
I realised as part of this course that it's not who you know that counts, it's actually about who knows you! With this course, Zach has made networking, marketing and working with clients much more accessible to those who find the business side of composing to be a confusing hassle! Within the six weeks of the course, I have made a showreel and resumé, created a YouTube video, discovered how much I should charge, made connections with several game developers and animators, and already started working with a couple of clients. The Student Portal and Notion Toolkit are amazing resources as well, where you can gain useful templates as well as real-time encouragement from other composers who are going through exactly the same things as you. Zach has provided so much value here that even at the course's usual price, it's a steal. If you can get in on the VIP list, it's a no-brainer. If you want to kick-start your music-making business, you won't regret enrolling!
Feb 13, 2024
Jeremiah King
Zach Heyde's boot-camp is everything you're never taught formally, but absolutely need to know in order to build a music career. Zach has put together what amounts to an invaluable tool box, comprised of lessons and assignments for building the skill sets you need as a composer that go beyond music analysis, personal practice, and music theory. In this six week course Zach draws upon decades of life experience as a composer and all of the growing pains that go along with it to distill in no uncertain terms a "best practices" approach to building your career in music. No matter what stage of the game you find yourself, this boot-camp can provide you with the tools for furthering your career. One of the biggest benefits I have of going through this boot-camp is the removal of self-doubt. That age old question "am I kidding myself?" no longer exists. The combination of hard work and the skill sets provided in this boot-camp have helped me realize that the level of my success is up to me.
Feb 13, 2024
Oswaldo Torres
The main thing Zach is providing here is a way to focus your energy and efforts to advance your career to the next level. He offers a lot of resources, advice, and tools to kickstart your dream job (which for most of us is composing). During the boot camp, you will experience challenges that will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and gain momentum to continue with your career. Additionally, there are many little tips to get your network going, how to land your jobs, and much more, helping you to make the most out of every effort you make. If I could, I would rate this 10 out of 5 stars, for sure.
Feb 13, 2024