Nick McLean

Nick M.

The Colony, TX

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About

Nick delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2008

I am a 28 year old, energetic teacher of almost any instrument, with my main instrument being trumpet. I have my masters in jazz studies from UNT and have been teaching since 2008! As a performing musician in the DFW area my goal is to help students understand how music works, develop great practice techniques, and create a hobby or profession that will last a lifetime.


*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is an hour long consisting of several different parts to help students to understand music from several different view points.
- First we engage in some guided listening to broaden our perspective of music and learn about the history of music.
- Second we work on fundamentals that help us to play music. This is like learning the alphabet before you learn to spell. We don't skimp on this part!
- Third we work our mind from a theoretical approach to understand the math behind how music works.
- Finally we spend the last third of the lesson applying all of this knowledge to a solo, song, or lesson book.

*** Equipment ***
Students should have a stand and their instrument for our first lesson. After the first lesson we will pick a book, song, or solo based on your level.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz Improvisation/Performance
Classical Materials
Beginners
Theory
Solo Preparation
Audition Prep.

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Experience

Freelance Musician
Aug 2016 - Present
NM Music

Nick performs in DFW with several jazz bands, cover bands, and his own band the NM Jazztet.

Private Instructor
Jan 2014 - Present
NM Music

Nick has his own studio, in addition to take lessons.

Assistant band director
Nov 2013 - Aug 2014
Fort Worth ISD

Before Nick went to receive a masters degree from University of North Texas, he worked as a Assistant Band Director in the FW ISD.

Education

Masters in Jazz Studies
Aug 2014 - Present
University of North Texas
Music Education
Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
Mansfield a University Of PA

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

TX Music Education
Aug 2013
TMEA

Texas Certified Music Educator.

PA Music Education
Jan 2013
PMEA

State certified music educator

Awards

Leadership Award
May 2014
Fort Worth ISD - Joycelyn Barnett
Service and Dedication Award
May 2014
FWISD - Joycelyn Barnett

2 Reviews

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Ryan Jun 29, 2015
Trombone · In studio

Nick is wonderful and I highly recommend him. He is patient, knowledgeable and has a real excitement for teaching. My son truly enjoys the lessons.

Vinay B. Jan 25, 2015
French Horn · In home

Nick is very patient and dedicated. Our daughter really enjoys his lessons, and is learning a lot from him. I would strongly recommend Nick, he is a great teacher, very flexible, punctual, sincere and overall a very nice guy.

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