Joseph Nikita

Joseph N.

Vancouver, WA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Joseph Nikita has been teaching piano for over 10 years, from beginning levels to advanced. He is a graduate of the Academy of Music, Theater, and Fine Arts in Chisinau, Moldova, where he studied with renowned professor M. V. Yudina, who is widely recognized as one of the greats in piano teaching and performance.

Regardless of his students' age, style, and ability, Joseph has unparalleled virtue in passing on to his pupils his elaborate musical skills. He possesses a wide scope of expertise in teaching classical piano, incorporating different styles and various composers into his methodology. From Bach to Beethoven to Rachmaninoff, Joseph teaches with a creative mind, making the learning process easy-going and insightful.

Along with all the technical and solo classical pieces he teaches, Joseph makes it a point to train his students to play and improvise on the fly, being able to collaborate with other musicians, both in reading written scores and in developing their own arrangements as they play by ear. He has demonstrated exceeding competence in this area and will make your learning experience engaging and encouraging.

About Joseph N.

Joseph N. has a unique, versatile taste in music that imbues the astounding breadth of his artistic endeavors. A phenomenally simple man with an exceptionally inventive mind, Joseph stands as a hallmark of perfection for many aspiring and established performers, conductors, and composers across the globe.

It is Joseph's conviction that becoming a musician is possible through not only motivation but also self-discipline, as the great Shostakovich expressed it, "[Musicians] are not born, but made." Joseph exercises a firm belief in his students in his journey with them as he helps them become the musicians they aspire to be.

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Jacob Voronin
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Joseph is a very gifted person, it's hard to find someone who has an ocean of musical ideas in his or her heart. He is not just a professional in his work, he is a true composer. Thus it is more than creativity, he is not simply putting together known material, he's creating his own, and he does it in a professional way. It never gets boring to work with him, I always look forward for his flesh ideas and new way to interpret music.

Posted Oct 17, 2019
Kristina
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I have had many piano teachers before I came to Joseph. Since then, in his private lessons we've covered scales, learned classical pieces, choir songs, accompaniment for hymns and how to play by ear.
I love how much he cares for each of his students and wants each lesson to be valuable. The passion for teaching is seen in him, and as a current student of his, I could say that he has built plethora of skills in me, so that I can use that knowledge to serve God, persevere, and carry on that education to the generation after me.
He has a lot of experience teaching piano and a big background in music. It's a blessing to be a student of a talented teacher, composer, and conductor, who is also highly respected, inspirational and caring.

Posted Jul 4, 2019
Elijah Cosovan
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I have been taking theory/harmony lessons with Mr. Joseph Nikita for 4 years now and couldn't be any more satisfied with his teaching style.
Mr. Nikita takes the complex concepts of music harmony and breaks them down to the point where they become easy to understand, retain, and apply to my homework and compositions.
One thing I much admire in Mr. Nikita's teaching is the variability in his explanations. I don't prefer learning in a lecture-style environment (where the teacher lectures and the student takes notes), so Mr. Nikita takes each topic and explains it in multiple ways - using real-life applications and examples. This helps me obtain a clear understanding of each lesson - making it easy to go in depth in music harmony.

Posted Jul 3, 2019
Mikhail

This is a pleasure for me to write about Mr. Joseph Nichita. He is a professional teacher as well as one of the kindest people I've known. Music is a part of his life so the lessons are simple and easy to comprehend. He has an excellent knowledge in the music disciplines such as harmony, arrangement, piano performance, conducting, etc. and is always ready to help. He is a very talented and kind teacher and a perfect conductor.

Posted Jul 1, 2019
Maksim Dukan
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Working one on one with Joseph was a wonderful experience where he being the renowned musician, composer, pianist, etc. he creates a great learning atmosphere with no pressure, ideal, for a student, like my self, to learn and get the most out of the time with him.

Posted Jun 30, 2019
Maksim

Joseph is a unique teacher! When he teaches me at lessons, he goes deeper in the music that I ever imagined. The taste of music that he has is just really unique. Its an amazing experience when he talks about music

Posted Jun 29, 2019
Vlad
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Joseph is a great teacher. I had trouble playing by ear, he is teaching me how to. I can see improvement in myself.

Posted Jun 29, 2019
Eugene I.
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Joseph not only has great knowledge and experience, and not only teaches with great passion, but he also conveys genuine interest in his students. Also, great sense of humor!

Posted Jun 11, 2019

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Experience

Piano Professor
Jun 2015 - Present

Pianists Seminar in Battleground, WA

Conducting, Theory and Harmony, and Composition Professor
Jun 2007 - Present

Conductors' Seminar in Sacramento, CA and Battleground, WA

Conducting Professor and Piano Accompanist
Jun 1993 - Jun 2015

Conductors' Seminar in Moldova

Conducting Professor and Piano Accompanist
May 2000 - Jul 2006

Conductors' Seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia

Piano Accompanist
Sep 1994 - May 1998

Academy of Music, Theater, and Fine Arts in Chișinău, Moldova

Theory Professor and Piano Accompanist
Jun 1997 - Aug 1997

Brass Seminar in Brest, Belarus

Piano Accompanist
Aug 1996 - Sep 1996

Brass Seminar in Kursk, Russia

Piano Accompanist
Jun 1996 - Aug 1996

Russian Folk Orchestra Seminar in Bălți, Moldova

Piano Accompanist
Jun 1996 - Jun 1996

Conductors' Seminar in Otradnoye, Russia

Education

Bachelor of Music
Sep 1994 - May 1998

Academy of Music, Theater, and Fine Arts in Chișinău, Moldova

Choral and Orchestral Conducting
Mar 1989 - Nov 1993

Conductors' Seminar in Moldova

Languages

English

Limited Proficiency

Romanian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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