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Nicholas S.

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Nick (b. 1987 in New York City) composes, produces, performs and records music for live presentation, film, video, and dance. He began performing at age 9 around his hometown of Asheville, NC, and won a number of prestigious awards and scholarships. In 2004, still in high school, Nick composed original jazz pieces for his jazz trio.  The prestigious Jazz Composers Forum debuted the combo, which then played a variety of high-profile events through 2006. In January 2006  Nick performed at The International Jazz Festival Lapataia in Punta del Este, Uruguay with jazz saxophonist Alex Han. Nick's acoustic/electronic "The Orphan Girl -- Nenneh" was presented at the gala re-opening of newly restored Aycock Auditiorium at UNC-Greensboro. The UNCG Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Eduardo Vargas, premiered his composition "Interstate 40"  in 2010. Later that year Nick received his degree in Music Composition. In 2012, he released an album of original songs and compositions, entitled "Foolish Fantasy." He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, where he works full-time performing, composing, and teaching music. *** Lesson Details *** I do not believe in a one-size fits all philosophy when it comes to piano lessons. I tailor-fit all my lessons to the particular student's goals. Students find my demeanor laid-back, personal, upfront, and patient. I like to incorporate tidbits of relevant music history to contextualize the music we work on. To me, it keeps things more interesting! Sometimes lesson books may not be necessary. When appropriate, I prefer teaching from the Bastien book series.   *** Studio Equipment *** Roland RD-300NX full size weighted keyboard w/ ivory feel. *** Travel Equipment *** The student must have access to his or her own keyboard (electric or acoustic acceptable) *** Specialties *** I prefer to teach the Bastien method to my younger students! I am proficient in blues, jazz, RnB, rock, pop, gospel, and classical.

Cost: $40 Per 30 Minutes Company: TakeLessons

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Nick (b. 1987 in New York City) composes, produces, performs and records music for live presentation, film, video, and dance. He began performing at age 9 around his hometown of Asheville, NC, and won a number of prestigious awards and scholarships.

In 2004, still in high school, Nick composed original jazz pieces for his jazz trio.  The prestigious Jazz Composers Forum debuted the combo, which then played a variety of high-profile events through 2006.

In January 2006  Nick performed at The International Jazz Festival Lapataia in Punta del Este, Uruguay with jazz saxophonist Alex Han.

Nick's acoustic/electronic "The Orphan Girl -- Nenneh" was presented at the gala re-opening of newly restored Aycock Auditiorium at UNC-Greensboro. The UNCG Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Eduardo Vargas, premiered his composition "Interstate 40"  in 2010. Later that year Nick received his degree in Music Composition.

In 2012, he released an album of original songs and compositions, entitled "Foolish Fantasy."

He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, where he works full-time performing, composing, and teaching music.

Lesson Details I do not believe in a one-size fits all philosophy when it comes to piano lessons. I tailor-fit all my lessons to the particular student's goals.

Students find my demeanor laid-back, personal, upfront, and patient.

I like to incorporate tidbits of relevant music history to contextualize the music we work on. To me, it keeps things more interesting!

Sometimes lesson books may not be necessary. When appropriate, I prefer teaching from the Bastien book series.  

Studio Equipment Roland RD-300NX full size weighted keyboard w/ ivory feel.

Travel Equipment The student must have access to his or her own keyboard (electric or acoustic acceptable)

Specialties I prefer to teach the Bastien method to my younger students! I am proficient in blues, jazz, RnB, rock, pop, gospel, and classical.

Details

Cost $40 Per 30 Minutes
Languages Spoken English
Locations Online, In Studio, Student's Home
Degrees

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Bachelor of Music in Bachelor of Music, Composition

Tutoring Subjects

Music: Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano

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Location
  350 10th Avenue, Suite 600, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone
  (646) 200-5972
Website
  www.takelessons.com

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TakeLessons says

Success in learning often depends on finding the right teacher; someone that not only has expertise in the subject, but also knows how to inspire. The teaching style that works for one student may not work for another. As a parent or student, how do you find the right match? As a teacher, how do you find new students that fit your style? TakeLessons bridges this gap.

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