About The Authors

Zach Himelhoch

Author

Zachary Himelhoch is a music educator, performer, producer, author, and clinician based in Chicago, Illinois. In all of his work, Zachary aims to build community and connect people through music. Zachary is an adjunct faculty member in the MECA program at VanderCook College of Music and regularly consults for Quaver Music. Zachary created and directed The DrumHeadz, a multi-school world percussion program in Metro Nashville Public Schools. As a performer, Zachary has worked with a wide range of artists, including Chance the Rapper, Andy Narell, Etienne Charles, The Cool Kids, The O’My’s, Daru Jones, and more. Zach currently lives with his wife and daughter in Illinois.

Dan Formidoni

Illustrator

At an early age Dan began drawing cartoons, animals, and portraits of his favorite athletes and musicians. This hobby turned into a passion and now as an all-around professional artist he not only creates and paints stand alone art pieces, but does face painting, mural work, graffiti-style spray-painting, tattoo design, and of course illustrations. Dan loves painting works using a vibrant brush technique with bright and displaced colors to convey a narrative in addition to creating art for educational stories. Dan currently lives with his wife and two sons in middle Tennessee.