Nicholas Heaton

Nicholas H.

Smyrna, GA

About Nicholas H.

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Nicholas teaches: Ages 3 and up
Teaching since: August 2009
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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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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.


Bachelor's in Music Performance
Aug 2009 - Jun 2014
Georgia State University
High School Diploma
Aug 2005 - May 2009
Harrison High School

Languages Spoken

Professional Proficiency


Gerschefski/Reader Cello Scholarship
Aug 2011
Martha Gerschefski

23 Reviews on Nicholas H.

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Tiffany Feb 27, 2017
· Cello · Online
Hari Pramod G. Feb 26, 2017
· Violin · In studio
This was my first music class and Nicholas explained all basics which is essential and looking forward
Vivian C. Jan 24, 2017
· Violin · Online
Nicholas is a great violin teacher. My son likes his teaching very much. Nicholas is very knowledge for the music he is teaching, and he provides great practice notes for every class. The practice notes is very helpful for my son.
Raymond Y. Nov 8, 2016
· Cello · Online
Just had one leason. Very good experience.
Ashley Jun 1, 2016
· Violin · In home
David May 3, 2016
· Cello · In studio
He is a great instructor. He explains everything from the basic. I will continue my lessons.
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.
Maria B. Apr 21, 2016
· Violin · Online
He is very professional and knowledgeable, always on time for each lesson. He was able to help me improve from the first lesson.
Saadhana K. Apr 21, 2016
· Violin · Online
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.
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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