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Nicholas R.
Brooklyn, New York
Learn with a professional guitarist with many years of performing/recording/teaching expereince
My personal teaching philosophy is that music is a beautiful transcendental art form, and it's my job to find the student's connection to music and help them enjoy it to its fullest capacity. Whether it's a young beginner, old hobbyist, or aspiring professional I understand that everyone's learning process is unique and it's my job to find and nurture that. I predominantly play jazz and have an extensive theory and composition background, so I can educate on many subjects. Some of my primary focuses are: technique, fretboard knowledge, chord vocabulary, sound/tone, articulation styles and personal stylistic choices, and many more.
About Nicholas R.

Hi! I'm Nick, a guitarist, composer, mixing engineer, and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. As a guitarist and composer, I try to share thought provoking and emotionally compelling music to whoever I get the pleasure of sharing my music with. I'm greatly influenced by musicians across the genre spectrum from Wayne Shorter to Shai Maestro, The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters to Circa Survive, and more contemporary forward-thinking music from Aaron Parks Little Big to Donny McCaslin. Whenever I play, I try to bring all of me to the table and create music that's honest and bring out the parts I love about music. I enjoy harmonic complexities and polyrhythmic feels, but I love lyrical melodies and simple ideas. I've released 3 pieces of work; two EPs entitled "Peace in Pieces" (2019), "Tales From a Broken World" (2020), and a full length album entitled "Rest/Unrest" (2021). All of these are available on all major streaming platforms under my name (Nick R), feel free to check them out! I'm also working on the release of a solo guitar album entitled "Farewell [2020]" set to be released mid 2022. As a mixing engineer, I bring the experience as a musician into every mix. I like to think of mixing as a slowed down, perfectionist version of finding a natural balance while playing with a band, and I aims to achieve what I call a "Hyper-Realistic" sound. Not only do I strive to get the music sounding like the best seat in the house at a concert hall or dive bar, but an augmentation of that, using the technology I have available to me. I'm also half of Terranaut Recordings, a small music production company run by my good friend and collaborator Sean Hannon and I. We essentially help singer-songwriters take their songs and bring them through the production process, tracking all the instruments, and mixing and mastering the songs. Our goal is to give access to songwriters to be able to record and release their music while still operating on a budget while keeping 100% of the rights to their music. Finally, I make educational and performance content on my YouTube Channel where I discuss what I think are the 3 pillars of music. The content ranges from gear demos (like guitar pedals and microphones), lessons on theory/harmony/composition/song-writing, and technical guitar exercises like chord voicings or tapping. In May 2017, I got my Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University (Magna Cum Laude) and I'm currently finishing my Masters Degree at New York University, in addition to being an adjunct instructor of non-degree jazz guitar lessons at NYU. I've has studied privately with musicians such as Alvaro Bermudez, Tom Lippincott, Gary Campbell, Eric Hofbauer, Ben Schwendener, Ari Hoenig, and Alex Sipiagin, John Hadfield, Alan Ferber, Chris Potter, and Wayne Krantz. I've also taken courses like Mixing in the DAW taught by Kevin Killen.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2013

Education

Master of Music in Jazz Studies

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Teaches ages 12+

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Speaks English, Spanish

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Nicholas R.
Brooklyn, New York
Learn with a professional guitarist with many years of performing/recording/teaching expereince
My personal teaching philosophy is that music is a beautiful transcendental art form, and it's my job to find the student's connection to music and help them enjoy it to its fullest capacity. Whether it's a young beginner, old hobbyist, or aspiring professional I understand that everyone's learning process is unique and it's my job to find and nurture that. I predominantly play jazz and have an extensive theory and composition background, so I can educate on many subjects. Some of my primary focuses are: technique, fretboard knowledge, chord vocabulary, sound/tone, articulation styles and personal stylistic choices, and many more.
About Nicholas R.

Hi! I'm Nick, a guitarist, composer, mixing engineer, and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. As a guitarist and composer, I try to share thought provoking and emotionally compelling music to whoever I get the pleasure of sharing my music with. I'm greatly influenced by musicians across the genre spectrum from Wayne Shorter to Shai Maestro, The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters to Circa Survive, and more contemporary forward-thinking music from Aaron Parks Little Big to Donny McCaslin. Whenever I play, I try to bring all of me to the table and create music that's honest and bring out the parts I love about music. I enjoy harmonic complexities and polyrhythmic feels, but I love lyrical melodies and simple ideas. I've released 3 pieces of work; two EPs entitled "Peace in Pieces" (2019), "Tales From a Broken World" (2020), and a full length album entitled "Rest/Unrest" (2021). All of these are available on all major streaming platforms under my name (Nick R), feel free to check them out! I'm also working on the release of a solo guitar album entitled "Farewell [2020]" set to be released mid 2022. As a mixing engineer, I bring the experience as a musician into every mix. I like to think of mixing as a slowed down, perfectionist version of finding a natural balance while playing with a band, and I aims to achieve what I call a "Hyper-Realistic" sound. Not only do I strive to get the music sounding like the best seat in the house at a concert hall or dive bar, but an augmentation of that, using the technology I have available to me. I'm also half of Terranaut Recordings, a small music production company run by my good friend and collaborator Sean Hannon and I. We essentially help singer-songwriters take their songs and bring them through the production process, tracking all the instruments, and mixing and mastering the songs. Our goal is to give access to songwriters to be able to record and release their music while still operating on a budget while keeping 100% of the rights to their music. Finally, I make educational and performance content on my YouTube Channel where I discuss what I think are the 3 pillars of music. The content ranges from gear demos (like guitar pedals and microphones), lessons on theory/harmony/composition/song-writing, and technical guitar exercises like chord voicings or tapping. In May 2017, I got my Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University (Magna Cum Laude) and I'm currently finishing my Masters Degree at New York University, in addition to being an adjunct instructor of non-degree jazz guitar lessons at NYU. I've has studied privately with musicians such as Alvaro Bermudez, Tom Lippincott, Gary Campbell, Eric Hofbauer, Ben Schwendener, Ari Hoenig, and Alex Sipiagin, John Hadfield, Alan Ferber, Chris Potter, and Wayne Krantz. I've also taken courses like Mixing in the DAW taught by Kevin Killen.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2013

Education

Master of Music in Jazz Studies

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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Nick is a very nice teacher he taught me how to play like Son House and Jack White in just one lesson

Posted Aug 3, 2019
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Feb 2021 - Present
Guitar Center
Teaching private lessons for: Guitar, bass, ukulele, and music production and theory
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Jan 2014 - Present
Freelance
I've taught many private lessons, predominantly guitar however I've given many lessons in improvisation, composition, music theory, as well as piano and bass lessons.
Adjunct Instructor
Sep 2019 - May 2021
New York University
Private and group lessons to guitar students at the university
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Aug 2018 - Aug 2019
Boston School of Music Arts
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Guitar Instructor
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Pines Music Studio
Guitar/bass instructor where I taught students from the ages of 6 and up. Curriculum based around contemporary music, in addition to myself emphasizing musicianship in the form of sight-reading, technique, repertoire, ear training, composition, and time feel. Predominantly private lessons with a couple of group classes ranging from 3-5 students.
Guitar Instructor
Sep 2017 - Jan 2018
Sounds of Excellence
Teaching groups of up to 6 guitar students at local charter schools as well as private one on one lessons
Master of Music in Jazz Studies
Sep 2019 - May 2021
New York University
Master of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Music (incomplete)
Sep 2018 - May 2019
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance
Jun 2013 - May 2017
Florida International University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Masters of Music (Jazz Studies)
May 2021
New York University
Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies)
Apr 2017
Florida International University

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