Nick McLean

Nick M.

The Colony, TX

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn about family musicians that influenced this subject, fundamentals, theory, and performance techniques that will improve your playing!
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Nick delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

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
Solo Preparation
Audition Prep.

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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.


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


TX Music Education
Aug 2013

Texas Certified Music Educator.

PA Music Education
Jan 2013

State certified music educator


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