Nicco Centofanti

Nicco C.

Leominster, MA
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a firm believer in helping each student discover their own personal and unique style by training and developing their innate creativity. In my lessons, students will work on technique, repertoire, and theory, using real-world examples from the music students are passionate about, as well as music from many different genres about in order to gain the knowledge and creative skills necessary to develop their own sound, create their own music, and reach their personal goals.
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About

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

Teaching since:
2010

Nicco Centofanti has established himself as a dynamic and versatile performer, successful educator, and adventurous artist well versed in all genres.

An award-winning graduate of Berklee College of Music, Centofanti studied with renowned musicians Ray Vega, Jason Palmer, and John Wheatley, among others.
A prolific session player as well as live performer, Centofanti has taken his music all over the Eastern United States, performing in such venues as:

• Times Square, NYC • Lowell Folk Festival • Blue Ocean Music Hall • Mercury Lounge • Stowe, Stratton & Sunday River Resorts • Firehouse Theater for The Arts • Frozen Harbor Music Festival • Brighton Music Hall • House of Blues • Faneuil Hall

and has shared the stage or recorded with:

• Freevolt • Michael Bernier & The Uprising • Dr. Dog • Rusted Root • Higher Education • The Elovaters • Zach Deputy • Twiddle • Roots of Creation • Soul Rebel Project • The Alchemystics • Mighty Mystic • Spritiual Rez • Consider The Source • Fear Nuttin’ Band • DPR • Tropidelic • Warrior King • Rangotan Smith (Black Uhuru) • Landon Wordswell • JPRIZM

Nicco currently performs 100+ shows a year and is currently traveling all over the eastern seaboard with critically acclaimed roots/rock band Freevolt.

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Experience

Guitarist
Nov 2015 - Present
Freevolt

-Completed eastern seaboard tour of over 100 performances from South Carolina to Vermont.

- December/2017 – Album Release “Open Up Your Door” – featured on multiple radio programs worldwide.

- Active participation and leading role in marketing, advertising, and promotion for the band.

- Perform and assist in the coordination of a travel schedule in a variety of locales and formalities.

- Responsible for editing, proofing and overall quality control on album release(s) and other projects.

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Music Instructor
Jan 2010 - Present
Freelance/Noteworthy Experiences/Back2Rock/Music Maker School

- Exhibit extraordinary coordinating and scheduling skills in order to efficiently book non-conflicting appointments throughout the week for multiple clients and organizations.

- Routinely develop, organize, and implement multiple plans, programs, and strategies to meet the needs of each client in an efficient and timely manner.

- Serve as a liaison between music school owners, parents/guardians, and students, ensuring efficient scheduling and class fulfillment.

- Have held multiple positions at various music schools across Massachusetts, many simultaneous.

- Provide both private and freelance guitar lessons, including curriculum development and execution.

- Develop and provide instruction and training to clients of all ages, ethnicities and social backgrounds.

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Guitarist
Jan 2010 - Present
Freelance

A prolific session player as well as live performer all over the Eastern United States, performing in over 100 shows a year with a variety of artists and venues.


Education

B.A. Professional Music
Jan 2013 - May 2015
Berklee College of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award
May 2015
Berklee College of Music
Presidental Scholarship
Jan 2012
Berklee College of Music
Woody Herman Jazz Award
May 2010
Leominster High School

Affiliations

Berklee College of Music Alumni
May 2015

The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits.

Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.

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Photos & Videos

On stage with Freevolt - August 2017

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Opening for George Clinton in Baltimore

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Photo by Nicco C.

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