Nicholas Molle

Nicholas M.

San Jose, CA
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Adobe Photoshop

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have 10 years of experience working with Adobe Creative Suite software. I have an extensive archive of completed projects of my own along with many of my clients'. My expertise is in editing photos and graphics, shooting and rendering videos for online and DVD publication, and editing online content for various clients and personal projects.
My most-used applications are Photoshop, Premiere, Encore, Dreamweaver, and Adobe Media Encoder.

I can teach how to carry a photo and audio/video project from start to finish, implementing effective practices to make the project stand out. If you have an existing project you need help with, we can go over it together.
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About

Nicholas delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5 to 50

Teaching since:
November 2013

Nicholas M. is available to give voice and piano lessons in-home and in-studio.

What to expect in a voice lesson:

Vocal warm-ups
Technique and style development
Selected songs to practice
A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable singers and pianists in any style they desire.

Nicholas' Choral Experience:

Past Conductors:
Dr. Sharlene Archibeque, Dr. Amanda Quist, Lou De La Rosa, Daniel Hughes and Dr. Jeffrey Benson.

Past Choir Concert Tours:
Europe 2005 with De La Rosa and 2010 with Dr Quist.
"Star Wars in Concert" October 2009 (Sacramento and San Jose)
"€œAndrea Bocelli in Concert"€ November 2012 (San Jose)
"The Rolling Stones 50 and Counting Tour" May 2013 (Oakland and San Jose)

Other Productions:
Eric Whitacre€™s "Virtual Choir"€ (Beta, 1, 2, 3)

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice and Piano Lessons

+ Vocal and/or piano warm-up exercises
+ Technique and style development
+ Selected songs to practice
+ A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable singers and pianists in any style they desire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano Keyboard with Music Stand.
Piano and Vocal Song Books
Lesson Recording Device

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a selection of music books to read from, a piano keyboard if the student does not have one, and a lesson recording device. Students may provide any music they wish to work on.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in singing and teaching Art Song and Opera/Concert Arias.

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Experience

Assistant Choir Director
May 2014 - Present
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Rehearse and conduct the church choir on repertoire for services, sing tenor with the choir when the lead director conducts.

Opera Chorus
Oct 2011 - Present
Opera San Jose

2011
Pagliacci – Baritone chorus

2012
La Traviata – Supernumerary
Faust – Baritone chorus

2013
Il Trovatore – Tenor chorus

2014
Madama Butterfly – Tenor Chorus
Don Giovanni - Tenor Chorus
Rigoletto - Tenor Chorus
The Italian Girl In Algiers - Tenor Chorus

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Church Choir
May 2012 - Apr 2014
St. Luke's of Los Gatos

Tenor Section Leader and Soloist

Church Choir
Jan 2005 - Apr 2012
Los Gatos United Methodist Church

Tenor Section Leader

SJSU Music - Voice Performance Major
Jan 2010 - May 2011
SJSU Opera Workshop

Directed by Daniel Helfgot

Cavalli's La Didone - Eolo and Acate
Mozart'™s The Magic Flute - A slave and a priest
Robert Xavier Rodriguez'™ Suor Isabella - A young lover
Robert Sirota'™s The Clever Mistress - An old wool merchant

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Education

Bachelors in Music, Voice Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2011
San Jose State University
AA Degree in Music
Aug 2004 - May 2008
West Valley College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

I perform in recital 5 Popular Greek Melodies by Maurice Ravel in French.
The Mistletoe Singers caroling at the Winchester Mystery House.

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Photo by Nicholas M.

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Act 1 of Madama Butterfly with Opera San Jose.

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Act 1 of Don Giovanni with Opera San Jose.

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Chorus member in Opera San Jose's performance of "The Italian Girl in Algiers" November 2014

10 Reviews

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Kris May 27, 2017
Singing · In studio

Patient !
Skillful !
Great !

Kris May 27, 2017
Singing · In studio

Patient!
Skillful!
Awesome!

Jeanne H. Mar 22, 2017
Ballroom Dance · In studio

Very patient very kind

Peg H. Mar 14, 2017
Adobe Creative Suite · Online

When I went to takelessons for help with choosing the right instructor, i was led to Nicholas. The referring choice maker told me Nicholas would be using Adobe Premier. He did not. I dont think it was Nicholas fault, I think the takelesson person made an unintentional selection or did not communicate with Nicholas that I did not want to take Adobe Photoshop, but wanted Adobe Premier. This is the second time this has happened. It makes learning very difficult and I dont think it is the instructors fault. Not sure what to do. This is the second time this has happened.

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IC Feb 13, 2017
Singing · In home

We did not feel that this was a good match for our daughter. I have taken voice lessons before and have 10 years background in music. We did not appreciate the teaching style and quality of lessons. We decided not to pursue this or any further service with Take Lessons due to their lack in transparency of their business policies.

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Edward B. Dec 31, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · In studio

I used Aperture for years to adjust my photos, but when Apple stopped supporting it, I subscribed to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. LR is comparable to Aperture, but neither does a good job of fixing a blown out sky; PS offers several methods of dealing with this problem, none of them particularly simple. PS is a complex, daunting professional tool and I was stymied and discouraged. Nick taught me how to use PS to solve my problem and gave me confidence that I could, with study and practice, learn how to use PS to solve other problems. The important thing is that Nick listened to me as to my goal and directed his teaching to that goal. He showed enormous patience as I interrupted him with questions every 20 seconds. To sum up: it's unrealistic to try to learn PS in three hours. I needed specific knowledge to get over a difficult hurdle, and Nick taught me what I needed to use PS to solve my problem. I believe that I can now go forward to do a much better job adjusting and developing my photos, and that I have a better grasp on how to learn more about PS. Thank you, Nick.

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William N. Nov 27, 2016
Piano · In home

Excellent!!!

Suriya M. Dec 28, 2015
Piano · In home

10 stars! He's very good. He's always on time. Recommend!

Michelle P. Dec 27, 2015
Singing · In home

Nicholas is a great singing teacher that is nice and is a great singer!! He helps my daughter understand easily as she tells me great comments about her lessons. Over all it has been great!!!

Ruma S. Jan 19, 2015
Classical Voice · In home

Nicholas is an amazing singer and a great teacher! He is very professional, came before time, and went over time. My daughter and our entire family really liked him. He also teaches a colleague's daughter who spoke highly of Nicholas. All in all, a great experience!

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