Nick’s fascination with music started crawling around on the floor, with the rich soundtracks of Disney classics like Fantasia and The Jungle Book. Starting with classical clarinet at age 8, Nick’s musicianship grew into a love affair with strings and an obsession with Led Zeppelin by high school, where his focus shifted to guitar and violin. He soon attended Western Michigan University for Jazz Studies, followed by the pursuit of a Bachelor’s of Music dual-major in Composition and Performance (Guitar/Violin) from Berklee College of Music. He now performs professionally as a guitar player and violinist in Boston, specializing in solo jazz and Spanish guitar.
Nick has written music for several variations of instruments in many styles, from solo piano to small orchestral arrangements of singer/songwriter tunes.
“Teaching music has always brought me tremendous joy. Fostering the student’s unique musicality is central to all of my teaching, while also imparting a deep understanding of the instrument and music theory. In my lessons, I want to encourage the student’s own sense of imagination and creativity through improvisation and writing, and work with their needs and goals to teach them the tools they need to get there.“