Nicholas Kochanov

Nicholas K.

Pittsburgh, PA

About Nicholas K.

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Nicholas teaches: Ages 5 to 65
Teaching since: May 2009
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

I am 31 years old actor-singer-writer-teacher-podcaster. I was born and raised in North Huntington, Pennsylvania. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to pursue a career in the arts. I believe that music fosters self-expression, intelligence, and creativity, and I cannot imagine a life without it.

Teaching music, acting, and singing is something that brings me great joy, I am passionately committed to my students and love the challenges and rewards that teaching has to offer!

Training and Experience:

I am a classical trained singer and musical theater actor. I studied vocal performance at Slippery Rock University with Dr. Colleen Gray. While I was at Slippery Rock I had the opportunity to perform in a variety of plays, musicals and operas.

My favorite roles include Seymour Krelbourn in Little Shop of Horrors, Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret, and Jacques in Shakespeare's As you like it. I also had significant roles in Slippery Rock's main stage operas including King Melchior in Amahl and the night Visitors and Dr. Falked in Die Fledermaus.

I've also had the opportunity to perform in Bellini's i capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) with the Pittsburgh Opera Chorus at the Benedum Center. After college I performed at Busch Gardens Williamsburg as a singer in their Italian shows as well as their Christmas Show.

In the past 8 years, I have performed in operas, plays and musicals regionally around the country including Florida, New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York City

Since my return to Pittsburgh, I played have played Reverend Shaw Moore in The Lamp Theater's production of Footloose. More recently, I just finished a productions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame in February and Disney's Tarzan with Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

This Summer, I will be returning to the The Lamp Theater to play Teen Angel in their production of Grease.

I taught private voice in college and at The Centerstage Academy of Performing Arts when I lived in Williamsburg. I recently moved back to Pittsburgh after living in New York City for just under three years. and I am ready to get back into private teaching!

I specialize in teaching classical voice, musical theater, audition preparation, monologue preparation, and performance preparation. I have taught students both individually and in a group setting. The ages of my students have ranged anywhere from third grade to men and women into their sixties. As someone who has been in the business for a little over six years, I am confident that I have the tools to teach and prepare any student who has the passion, commitment and work ethic that it takes to succeed.

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Experience

Voice Teacher
Oct 2010 - Nov 2010
Centerstage Academy of Performing Arts

I had the privilege of teaching voice lessons at this great school in Yorktown Virginia when I was working at Busch Gardens as an entertainer in the fall of 2010.

I taught private voice as well as a group class with students that ranged from 8 years of age all the way up to men and women in their 60's.

Voice Teacher
Jan 2009 - Dec 2009
Private Voice Studio

I taught voice to middle school and high school students in the Slippery Rock area.

Education

Music Peformanc Voice BM
Sep 2004 - Dec 2009
Slippery Rock University

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor of Music Performance : Voice
Dec 2009
Slippery Rock University

Awards

2011 Spirit Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Nov 2011
The Spirit of Broadway Theater
2007 Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship Competition Winner
Oct 2007
Slippery Rock University

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Katey K. Nov 12, 2015
· Singing · In home Great experience! My son said he learned a lot and really enjoyed his lessons. Thanks so much Nicholas!
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Ryan Nov 4, 2015
· Singing · In home Nick was pretty flexible in tailoring the lesson to what I wanted to focus on. He is patient, knowledgeable, and has a good plan for each lesson.
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