Zac Economou grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He began playing guitar about the age of twelve when his uncle gave him a cheap acoustic.
Using some chord and scale sheets that his uncle wrote out for him, and by listening to old rock and blues records of his father's, Zac started to teach himself to play.
He played in several bands over the next few years, and then decided to take up the challenge of studying music in college. He attended the University of Louisiana, studying jazz and music
Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he entered Northern Illinois University as graduate Jazz Performance student. He is now a student of Fareed Haque.