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Nicholas C.
Madison Heights, Michigan
Develop better piano skills with a teacher who has been training musical talent from a young age
I aim to instill a love of music and of the instrument through both student guided song selections from popular genres and movie/video game soundtracks, as well as technical and music reading exercises designed to make my students well rounded and ready for any way they choose to pursue music.
About Nicholas C.

Detroit native, Nicholas C. K., demonstrated an innate musical talent from a young age. His command of piano, guitar, trumpet and bass progressed to studies at both Columbia University in Chicago and Wayne State University in Detroit. Since age 16 Nic has toured the country sharing the stage with acclaimed rock acts such as; Tesla, Bret Michaels, 3 Doors Down and many others. He is currently endorsed by Warwick Basses. Nicholas been a musician in some form or another for as long as he can remember. His musical journey started when he was only six, with a delve into the realm of classical piano. While there he studied under world class child prodigy Josh Cullen. The composers that he studied include Bach, Beethoven, Barton, Hayden and many others. From here he progressed to playing jazz trumpet, studying the Jamey Aebersold method under Paul Finkbeiner, the lead trumpet player for the Paul Keller Ensemble. Then at the age of 11, with the help of his grandfather he discovered the guitar. He learned quickly on his old SR guitar. He quickly discovered that he had a natural taste for blues phrasing, and his soloing abilities quickly blossomed. 2 years later, he had formed his first band, Spherical. It was through this band that he found the bass. His journey into the realm of bass, began out of necessity and progressed into love of the bottom end. Since then, he has been collecting basses, playing, living and breathing bass. He now realizes the importance of a funky beat, a subtle line and most important of all A Tight Groove!!! The benefit of studying under someone with a vast array of both talent and experience is clear. *** Lesson Details *** During his musical career Nicholas has played almost every style of music; from folk to experimental from jazz to rock. One thread holds true through all music, it has to groove. During the course of a lesson he will cover a broad range of topics starting from the basics, and moving into ear training, sight-reading, theoretical knowledge and most important for bass players, groove. Just as every player has their own musical personality and voice, so to does every lesson that Nicholas gives. In a supportive, patient environment, every lesson is custom tailored to the student. *** Studio Equipment *** Home: lessons in dedicated music room with piano and stereo, guitars/basses, cables/amps *** Specialties *** Jazz Studies major at Wayne State University. Has a firm understanding of music across both the classical and jazz idioms spanning multiple instruments.

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satisfying first lesson. Good.

Posted May 12, 2021
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Patient and laid back, Nic took time to understand my goals and has created a reasonable plan for this older student to accommodate.

Posted Jan 20, 2021
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Nicholas has been a passionate, patient, and professional teacher for my son.

Posted Apr 7, 2019
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Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Alger Blvd
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$20
45 minutes
$30
60 minutes
$40
90 minutes
$60
120 minutes
$80
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
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