Nicholas Heaton

Nicholas H.

Smyrna, GA

About Nicholas H.

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Nicholas teaches: Ages 3 and up
Teaching since: August 2009
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Nicholas is a professional cellist that has studied since the age of 9. He has now been teaching the cello, viola, and violin for the past seven years for students of all ages, beginner to pre-college level.

Throughout Nicholas’s career, he has been an active member of Honors Orchestras, Youth Symphonies, Chamber ensembles, Opera Symphonies, and his university’s symphony. His music consists of mostly a classical nature with some contemporary and popular music ensembles.

Nicholas trained for three years in college under the renowned cellist Martha Gerschefski, whose accomplishments are too many to list. He also trained under Christopher Rex, the principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Nicholas now holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance at Georgia State University.

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Experience

String Instructor

Nov 2012 - Present
Dallas Cultural Arts Center

Far to the northwest of Atlanta, a small studio. Started with 2 students and they still take from me to this day!

String Instructor

Aug 2012 - Present
Lessons in Your Home

Teaching all around Atlanta areas in student's homes, an active roster of 10 or more students at near all times.

String Instructor

Aug 2008 - Present
Private Studio

My own personal studio, ranging from one cello student at the beginning to now a wide roster of cellists, violinists, and violists, some in Honors Orchestra, community Orchestras, and their own chamber ensembles.

Sectional Cellist

Aug 2009 - May 2014
Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra

My University's Symphony Orchestra rehearsed three times a week for two hours per session, and had a concert roughly every month.

Sectional Cellist

Aug 2007 - May 2009
Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra

Cellist with the top symphony in the Youth program for several years.

Education

Bachelor's in Music Performance

Aug 2009 - Jun 2014
Georgia State University

High School Diploma

Aug 2005 - May 2009
Harrison High School

Languages Spoken

English

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Gerschefski/Reader Cello Scholarship

Aug 2011
Martha Gerschefski
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20 Reviews on Nicholas H.

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Raymond Y. Nov 8, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Just had one leason. Very good experience.
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Ashley Jun 1, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
FANTASTIC!!!
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David May 3, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
He is a great instructor. He explains everything from the basic. I will continue my lessons.
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unni Apr 21, 2016
Cello · Online
I was initially skeptical about taking online music lesson for my son. But Nicholas is very methodical and very attentive so that being online does not deter the lesson quality. Highly recommend him.
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Maria B. Apr 21, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
He is very professional and knowledgeable, always on time for each lesson. He was able to help me improve from the first lesson.
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Sendhil K. Apr 21, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Nick is a very good teacher. I have been learning Violin from Nick for about 3 months now and things are progressing very well. I like the way Nick navigates through the lessons, by understanding the student's plus/minuses and progress.
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Paul Apr 21, 2016
Violin · Online
Nicholas is very helpful and accommodating. I'm trying to learn this instrument while in grad school and would not be able to do so if not for Nicholas.
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Sarah G. Mar 8, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
As an adult student, Nicholas is a fantastic instructor. He corrects technique rather than focusing on small mistakes (like a flubbed note). He's very easy to work with and challenges me each lesson so that I am never bored and never feel like I am wasting time working on perfecting a two note exercise because he pushes me to play further and further in the practice book. Absolutely the best experience for an adult student (any student, really).
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jayden C. Feb 19, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Nicholas seems like a really nice person. This was our first lesson with my 11 year old son and I like how he interacts when giving instructions. He seems very patient and understanding. I will give update as lessons continue
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Jinhee Feb 18, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
a lot attention to detail and technique when playing violin. Great for daughter because until now she has been all about rushing and getting it over with.. Now it will be more about taking time with each piece and aim for perfection. Even tho she is going over pieces she already played she's not complaining.
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