Matthew Zachary Johnson is a composer, teacher, and writer. For many years he has taught music to young people both online and in person. He is on the faculty of Mannes College the New School for Music in New York City. He is the author of Dancing with the Muses: A Historical Approach to Basic Concepts of Music which has a 5-star audience rating on Amazon. He is the creator of The Boston Tea Party Opera. which premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival 2014. His debut album, Live at Steinway Hall: Saxophone Music of M. Zachary Johnson, is available on Amazon.com.