Zane Kuchera Multimedia Production & Design uses technology, engineering, and innovation to integrate the artistic and scientific worlds of audio and visual media, providing rich and compelling sensory experiences.

Zane Kuchera

Zane is an award-winning software engineer, specializing in the design and implementation of real-time data acquisition & control systems for computer network devices installed at Disney Theme Parks and other large performance venues by Crest Audio and Peavey NexSys products, DOD military GPS Radiac mapping equipment, and remote access and network router management by Microcom, Compaq, Bay Networks, and Nortel. Computer Systems Management applications designed by Zane and his development teams are utilized by companies such as Stratus that are installed in bank and stock market data centers for mission-critical applications requiring fault tolerant and redundancy computer systems.

Zane Kuchera is an audio engineer, contemporary songwriter, composer and orchestrator. He earned a Master Certificate from Berklee College of Music in Orchestration for Film and TV and a Lyric Writing Specialist Certificate. Zane arranges for large orchestral ensembles and smaller contemporary pop/jazz/R&B bands.

Zane has written music available in many music libraries throughout the world for TV & film music supervisors to license for synchronization. He has also composed several theatrical musicals, and contributed to several placements for TV advertisements, documentaries, and independent films IMDb.

As a music producer and recording engineer, Zane assists musicians with arranging, mixing, and mastering their album releases in his recording studio. Zane teaches music theory, songwriting, piano, and voice techniques.

As the ASCAP music publisher Zane Kuchera Music and as an ASCAP composer, his music is published on all of the top music streaming services, including Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and AMI Entertainment. Zane is also the BMI publisher Zane Kuchera Worldwide Music Publishing.

  • This SoundCloud playlist always includes 30 second previews of my newest songs:
  • This Spotify playlist always has previews of my vocal mix releases:

Empathy 2022 Album

Empathy 2022 Album Preview Music Video

In Voice 2021 Album

In Voice 2021 Album Preview Music Video

News

1/27/23 Zane Kuchera Music released Come Back Home – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
(AC/Jazz/Cabaret) – “The door is open, the porch lights on, has been ever since you been gone, every mended fence stands strong, waiting for you, back where you belong, I’ll welcome you into my embrace, wipe the tears from your face, you never again need feel alone, so if you please, just stay back home.” Words: David M. Murray, music & performance: Zane Kuchera


1/20/23 Zane Kuchera Music released Everyday Magic – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
(Pop/AC/Jazz) – “She buys paperbacks at the grocery store, loses her phone and her car keys, don’t know why that makes me love her more but she drives me crazy every time she smiles at me, oh my God how she smiles at me.” Words: Paul Tapp , music & performance: Zane Kuchera


12/9/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Coffee And A Scone – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
(AC/Jazz/Cabaret) – “Coffee and a Scone” is about a relationship that didn’t end in the best way, so there’s a last meeting to talk everything out. And in your head you keep reminding yourself it’s just a coffee and a scone, one last talk that’s not gonna fix anything between you two, but deep down you find it difficult to let the other person go. Words: Zoë aan de Wiel (Amsterdam), Music & performance: Zane Kuchera


11/25/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Home – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
(Pop/AC/Jazz)  “Home” is about 2 broken people trying to be whole together and it just not working out, trying different ways to feel complete together and each one ending in disaster. Words: Zoë aan de Wiel (Amsterdam), music & performance: Zane Kuchera


11/11/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Keep Telling Myself – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
(Pop/AC/Jazz)  “I keep telling myself, won’t fall for your charms, I deserve better than this, before I suspected, I am back in your arms, losing myself in your kiss”. Words: Zoë aan de Wiel (Amsterdam), music & performance: Zane Kuchera


10/30/22 Zane Kuchera is the “Empathy 2022” album producer, composer, and performing artist for the vocal studio albumEmpathy 2022“, and physical CD. 12 Pop/Adult Contemporary/Jazz/Easy Listening original songs with lyricists spanning the globe. Accompanying Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle digital formats. YouTube video preview.


10/22/22 My new physical CD “Empathy 2022” (12 Pop songs by 12 lyricists from around the world) will be manufactured and shipped directly to you from Kunakihttp://Kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00Z7EE3U&PP=1

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10/2/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Ex Marks The Spot – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
(Pop/AC/Folk swing) “Now I’m on my own splitting checks into two, I thought you were a treasure ’till you did me like you do, Ex marks the spot where my money goes, she don’t cut me no slack, she just wants that cash flow, oh”. Words: Jeff Kelly (TX), music & performance: Zane Kuchera


9/26/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Piece of You – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
(Pop/AC/Folk) “And there’s nothing I can do so darling please forgive me, I’ll take any piece of you that you’re willing to give me”. Words: Zoë aan de Wiel (Amsterdam), music & performance: Zane Kuchera


9/18/22 Zane Kuchera Music released She’s Never Wrong – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
“She’s Never Wrong” (Pop/AC/Folk) “She’s so righteous, she’s so strong, sometimes she might be mistaken, but she’s never wrong”. Words: Paul Tapp , music & performance: Zane Kuchera


9/5/22 Press Release “Zane Kuchera Music releases his “Empathy 2022” album”


9/3/22 Amazon.com distributes my songbooks as both eBooks (Kindle) and printed bound paperback books (standard letter size)


9/1/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Living Out My Dream – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
“Living Out My Dream” (Pop/AC/Cabaret) “You said I’d never make it… didn’t have the strength to fly, but there’s power in my wings that nobody’s ever seen”. Words: Mike Daniels , music & performance: Zane Kuchera


8/13/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Forgot To Remember – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
“Forgot To Remember” (Folk/Pop/AC) “I guess I have license, my age is a gift. I forgot to remember, but I remembered to kiss”. Words: Ron Paul (U.K.) , music & performance: Zane Kuchera


8/5/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Take Me Back – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
“Take Me Back” (pop/folk/country) – “There’s gonna be a lot more giving, a lot more living, take me back, to the old house, where I belong”. Words: Barry Watson (London, U.K.) , music & performance: Zane Kuchera


7/30/22 My recent solo piano/vocal/guitar sheet music is published through Hal Leonard and available for download at SheetMusicPlus.com and SheetMusicDirect.com  using these links:


7/28/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Everyday You – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
“Everyday You” – You are my respite, my friend. Words: Katie Sage, music & performance: Zane Kuchera


7/22/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Faith Is Just Believing – EP (Lyrics)
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
“Faith Is Just Believing” – Loving the abuser, rationalizing with a bully. Words: Liam O-Grady (Australia) & Zane Kuchera, music & performance: Zane Kuchera


6/14/22 Zane Kuchera Music released No Pain No Gain – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
“No Pain No Gain” – “I wanted to give you the world, but you only wished for the moon”. (Pop) Words by Cosette Dubei (Romania), music & performance by Zane Kuchera


5/28/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Dreams Of Mine – EP (Lyrics)
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
Dreams Of Mine – “Seems there’s a time for everything, there’s a place for everyone, there’s a reason for these dreams… if you only keep believing”. Words & music by Malte Schlake (Germany) & Zane Kuchera. Performance by Zane Kuchera


5/20/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Long Story Short – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
“Long Story Short” (Pop) – Longing for that happy ending, real or imagined. Lyrics by Aisha De Freitas (Canada), music & performance by Zane Kuchera


5/7/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Just You And Me – EP
(Vocal/Solo Piano/Instrumental tracks)
“Just You And Me” – a joyful song about discovering new love, pushing past doubts and fears, being more than just friends, two hearts stronger together. Words by Suzanne Carroll (Ireland), music & performance by Zane Kuchera


4/22/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Yellow Balloon
(Vocal track)
“Yellow Balloon” (Pop) – a cover of the song by the incomparable Zola (words & music). Piano: Zola Shuman (South Africa), voice: Zane Kuchera


4/21/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Masterpiece – EP
(Vocal/Backing/Instrumental tracks)
“Masterpiece” (Pop/AC) – “We weren’t a masterpiece. We were a catastrophe”. Lyrics by Sarah Harris of Synchronicity House Media, music and performance by Zane Kuchera.


3/26/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Fairy Tale – EP
(Vocal/Backing/Instrumental tracks)
“Fairy Tale” (Pop/AC) – A Disney princess kind of song with words like “Jumping into fairy tales, looking for one that will last, finding it’s harder each time with a heart that’s made of glass”, and other profound and empathic lyrics by Sarah Harris of Synchronicity House Media, music & performance by Zane Kuchera


3/11/22 Zane Kuchera Music released Going For The Gold – EP
(Vocal/Backing/Instrumental tracks)
Pop/AC – Wistful, sensitive… guitars, strings, woodwinds… think Sondheim…
“Going For The Gold” – An Olympic athlete’s sacrifices and emotional struggles portrayed as an upward climb towards distant goals while also feeling hungry for a fullness forced to deny. Words: Christopher Wisdom, music & performance: Zane Kuchera


12/13/21 Zane Kuchera Music released the new Pop/Adult Contemporary/Jazz/Easy Listening vocal album “In Voice 2021” on CD. 20 original songs with lyricists spanning the globe, including Spain, Hungary, Ireland, and the UK. Manufactured and shipped to order at: http://Kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00MHOC43&PP=1

“In Voice 2021”

12/21/21 Zane Kuchera Music released In Voice – album
(20 Vocal tracks) Titles: lyrics by Ron Paul: (Breaking News, Chasing Tomorrow, In Love’s Power To Hold, Lines By Default, Tearing Apart), lyrics by David M. Murray: (Christmas Was Here, Fourth And Vine, You Drive Me Crazy), lyrics by Christopher Wisdom: (Don’t Even Want To Try), lyrics by Keith Gilman: (Holdin’ On, Someday, Talking In The Rain, Where Do You Go?), lyrics by Katie Sage: (Inner True), lyrics by Suzanne Carroll: (The Only Home I Know), lyrics by Tate-Madison Bell: (Lavender Fields), lyrics by Bogi Taylor: (Let In The Breezy, Letters In A Book, Tiny Stars), lyrics by John Longmuir: (Somewhere)

See and hear my entire music catalog here

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Download my piano & vocal scores sheet music here


Music Reviews

“Zane’s unique music and production creativity is shown off here in this song’s gorgeous instrumental intro, middle and outro  riffs, and in its  pretty melodic verses that are enhanced by Zane’s sweet vocal tones in his interpretation of  Bogi Taylor’s Breezy lyrics” – Zola (Music Producer)

“My favorite part of the whole song is how you switched the rhythm from ternary to binary beat to embody the lyrics’ summons to ‘get up out of your chair…”  It is so cool.  I literally felt edgy where I was sitting before I even could hear the exact lyrics or knew what you were doing rhythmically.  Then I went back to figure out how you did that.  In the whole song you manage to melodically and harmonically subtly convey the longing and the imperative to take a risk. ” – Martha Rogers (Music Education Professional)

“Absolutely beautiful. The lyrics and the melody melded so perfectly and what a beautiful message reminded me of a Disney song in the best sense.  A Positive inspirational song loved it!!!” – Elaine Mata Jones (Composer/Performing Artist)

“Kuchera drives the song ever onward with unresolved chords which show that letting the breeze in is good for a stagnant, stubborn soul. “ – Bonnie MacLeod (Pianist/Composer/Cabaret Artist)


Recommendations

Katie Cameron Sage

“Zane Kuchera ... fun and sensitive to the subtle nuances of lyrical expression as it fit the music ... and ... has a natural flair for ability to create Film Score background ...” - musician
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Jamie Murphy

“Zane Kuchera is a talented, conscientious, music producer/writer/ recording engineer. I hired Zane a number of times to produce/record my original songs. Zane is skilled in music production and has a professional attitude to match. I would not hesitate to recommend Zane for a variety of creative musical projects, including scoring for jingles and film/video.” - songwriter
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David Logan-Morrow

"Zane worked with me composing the music for the five songs William Shakespeare wrote for his play, AS YOU LIKE IT. Unlike some composers, Zane readily understood what was needed and went about the task without flinching! Working with Zane was indeed a pleasure and I'd do it again in a heartbeat ... music is unique, beautiful, powerful, personal and...
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Melissa Li

"You were professional, experienced, skilled, and extraordinarily reliable. You were familiar and confident with your work, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Not to mention you were friendly, supportive, and easy to work with! I highly recommend you for any type of composition, transcribing, or notation work" - playwright
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Wayne Fritsche

"I was so pleased to witness Zane's debut as a solo cabaret singer at Amazing Things this week. Zane is a true delight as a person: kind and gentle and compassionate with a well of emotions that is both deep and very near the surface. These words could also be used to describe him as a performer. In a set...
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Tulip Songs International

“An engaging performance where Zane, with his tall and handsome elegance, peers into your soul with his clear blue eyes and caresses you with his warm soothing vocals. He delivers the song directly to your heart from his with a beautiful balance of raw emotion infused with passion and musical technique.” - publisher
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Elaine Orsillo

“Zane is a knowledgeable passionate teacher. What I enjoy most is his willingness to gear his lessons to your needs as a student, often asking you what you are more interested in studying or where you feel your weaknesses are. He is always ready to answer your questions, and his enthusiasm and love of teaching is apparent from the first...
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Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

"In every song, Zane wears his heart on his sleeve, and it's a gorgeous heart. Zane's strong tenor rings out with understated candor" - publication
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Amazing Things Arts Center

"Zane Kuchera sings with conviction - allowing the words to come through him and have meaning for him and the audience. His lovely tenor voice is a pleasure to hear." ... "You were absolutely wonderful - so open, so sincere, so communicative, so real. And you sang beautifully. Thank you for a splendid evening." - performance venue
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Gazebo Players of Medfield

“The Shakespeare production of "As You Like It" was memorable for the original music composed by Zane Kuchera. Shakespeare's script is punctuated with many songs, and Composer Kuchera set Shakespeare's words to music, allowing the cast to sing Shakespeare's words as well as say them” - publication
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David Morrow

"I spent the morning listening to the songs on this CD. In a few words (well, more than a few) Mr. Kuchera's music is unique, beautiful, powerful, personal and moving. When a singer can open up his soul and share his feelings with people he's never met -- that's an artist. These are not merely lyrics set to music. They...
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Richard Wayne

Zane’s studio is polished, professional, and high-tech, but also comfortable and welcoming a singer’s dream, much like Zane himself.  Highly recommended!” - actor
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Jon Gilbert Leavitt

“I’ve known Zane Kuchera for close to two decades now through music collaboration and composition, and his insight and skills have only gotten better over time. Although a formal musical education is an important asset, to have the ear, and have the gift of music from the soul and be able to convey that to other artists’ projects is a unique talent....
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Zola

”Zane Kuchera  has many years of experience working as a composer, arranger and music producer on projects for clients worldwide.  His technical, sound engineering  and music theory knowledge, paired with his many years of practical experience in the studio is an asset to any songwriter, vocalist and musician and that, together with his patience and easy manner, makes him a...
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Martha Rogers

“After working with Zane for 17 years I have more to say than can fit into a short recommendation.  Zane has a rare mix of talents that set him apart from many professional studio producers.  He is both a teacher and a follower, an expert and a learner, a highly experienced musician and a lifelong student of music’s fundamentals, an...
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Amy Syd Babcock

“What I like most about Zane Kuchera is he has the perfect combination of technical expertise, musical insight and sweetness of temper.  His studio is so comfortable and professional, but what always drew me the most was how personable he is.  He’s kind and considerate, a good listener and truly cares about people and their musical vision.  It’s a winning...
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  • This SoundCloud playlist includes my song collaboration with Elena J. She’s on vocals, I’m the band.

You can download or stream my entire catalogue from the following websites: Spotify, Amazon Artist Page, Apple iTunes


Listen to Zane’s original songs in their entirety as playlists on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/zanekuchera/sets)