Zachary Chittenden was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, where he attended Hillcrest High School. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education in 2006 from Drury University. In the fall of 2006, Chittenden became the choral director at Marshfield High School and is currently in his tenth year of teaching. Chittenden has begun work on his Masters of Music Education through Missouri State University. In 2015 he began tuning pianos for Marshfield schools and tunes pianos independently throught the Springfield community.