Nick Trautmann

Nick T.

New York, NY

Lesson Details



Nick delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
July 2013

Hi there!

My name is Nick, and I am here to help you achieve your musical goals.

Want to walk some tasty jazz bass lines? Great. Want to learn more songs on your guitar, upload them and get youtube famous? Sounds awesome. Want to identify intervals, chords and progressions on the fly? I'm your guy!

I'm fluent in jazz, rock, funk, pop, and classical styles (for proof, please visit my website or facebook page) - I can teach students of all ages and levels on electric bass, upright bass, and guitar (as long as you have a passion and willingness to learn!)

Should you choose to take lessons with me, I will craft an individualized lesson plan with an emphasis on building a strong musical foundation so you can eventually learn to learn on your own.

I'm looking forward to helping you along on your musical journey. Thanks for reading this far, and see you soon!

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Music Instructor
Nov 2013 - Present
Crescendo Music

Every Thursday, I make my way up Crescendo Music in Darien, CT to teach lessons to my Connecticut based students. I've taught piano, bass, guitar and even banjo to students of all ages!

Bass Intern
Jun 2011 - Sep 2013
Stamford Summer Jazz Workshop

Was the assistant bass instructor and administrative intern for the Stamford Summer Jazz Workshop, featuring some of the area's most premier jazz musicians as instructors - Joyce Dicamillo, John Mastroianni, Tony Kadleck, Joe Coen, Chip Jackson just to name a few

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B.M. Music Theory
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
University of Connecticut
B.A. Jazz Studies
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
University of Connecticut


Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Heartsaver CPR AED
Dec 2014
American Heart Association

If you have a heart attack from all the sick licks you'll be playing in our lesson - I've learned the skills to revive you

Photos & Videos

Opening for Pete Francis and Chad Stokes of Dispatch on Halloween 2015 with the Funky Dawgz Brass Band (I'm the guy in the Santa suit)

Performing with my friend and BMI recording artist Griffin Anthony


3 Reviews

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Colin Nov 9, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio

Nick was great! Really fun and helpful

Keith R. Nov 9, 2015
Guitar · In home

I started to take guitar lessons with Nick after I realised how boring retirement can be. I used to be a pro in my highschool band, but those days are long behind me and I hadn't practiced in years.

Nick was extremely helpful and patient, and after only a few lessons he helped me find the talent I had forgotten about. He coached me through everything from classical to heavy metal, and even taught me how to do an awesome power slide!

Now I really feel like a rock god again! Thanks Nick!

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Stewart Nov 9, 2015
Upright Bass · In home

It was my mom's idea for me to try and learn upright bass, and frankly I thought it was a pretty dumb one. It never seemed to me like one of those instruments somebody could just pick up and learn, like piano or guitar or the harp.

But here I am, 6 months later, and I'm already playing with a jazz band at my school. Nick made the whole experience way less daunting than I ever could've imagined, and now not only am I musician, but I'm a rare commodity! I'm not just another guitarist or drummer lost in a sea of fellows.

Thanks so much Nick! Rock on man!

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