Nicholas is a professional cellist that has studied since the age of 9. He has now been teaching the cello, viola, and violin for over a decade 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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2009
Bachelor's in Music Performance
Teaches ages 3+
Has background check
I've been taking lessons with Nicholas for a year. He's a relaxed, thoughtful teacher with a student-directed approach to pedagogy. As an adult learner, I've really enjoyed the vibe.
As an older beginning Adult student with no previous musical experience... Nicholas is a very patient teacher who meets me at the level I'm at. Even when I'm getting frustrated he is always calm and able to bring me back to where I need to be. When I'm being hard on myself for playing wrong notes he keeps reminding me it is not about that at this stage. It is about the technique(s) that we are working on that week. I just finished up my first year with Nicholas and I'm amazed at how far I've come in that time period. I know this is a difficult instrument and the journey will take a lot more time, effort practice. But I'm anxious to see where year two takes me.
I've been taking lessons for the past three weeks and I must say Nicholas is a very educated instructor. He is very clear in his instructions and patiently waits for you to understand his topics. I highly recommend him to other new violin players. I plan to continue my lessons with him in the future.