Zak Bowen is a pianist, musician, graphic and web designer based in Melbourne, Australia. Shortly after starting primary school, Zak was enrolled in the Primary Music Institute and started learning piano. In 2008, after starting high school, Zak started to develop his piano skills further by starting band work. Zak has gone on to play in numerous bands, stage productions and live gigs since then. Zak was a part of ‘Unskooled’, a band of 5-10 music students from The Lakes South Morang P-9 School. Zak recorded two albums with the band titled ‘Anymore’ (2008) and ‘My Heart Is Breaking’ (2009). Shortly after the band broke up, Zak performed as part of the live band for ‘The Lake’, a 2010 school production hosted at Parade College. Since then, he has been writing his own material, released two solo albums and has collaborated with a number of musicians. Zak performed as part of the live band for the production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in July/August 2013.
Zak Bowen – Piano
What role does music play in my life?
Music plays a big role in my life. Music allows me to escape from the world and enter a world of peace and happiness. I started playing piano in 2002 when I first took up piano lessons and since then my passion for music has grown.
What are your influences?
Mika, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Tim Minchin, Elton John
What projects are you currently working on?
I am currently working on a collaboration album with a friend from the UK and i’m hoping to be involved in a new band later this year. You can see some of my past projects at www.zakbowen.com.
What are some of the challenges you are trying to overcome?
Since being introduced to band work, my technical knowledge has been lost so I find it very hard to learn music notes and understand sheet music, so I have to find an alternative method.
How are you using Anytune?
Anytune has been a huge help with learning music. It allows me to play along with music at a comfortable pace so I can learn the songs easier. Being able to adjust the pitch also allows me to sing without straining my voice.