Nicholas Rousseau

Nicholas R.

Allston, MA
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Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
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About

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

Teaching since:
2013

I have many years of teaching experience and can discuss a wide range of topics. While I am predominantly a guitar player, I have experience with and have often enjoyed teaching musical/compositional concepts as well as improvisational tools and music theory to other instruments.

Experience

Music Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present
Boston School of Music Arts

Guitar, bass, and piano instructor where I teach students from the ages of 6 and up. Curriculum based around musicianship in the form of sight-reading, technique, repertoire, ear training, composition, time feel, and how to practice.

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.

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Education

Master of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Music
Sep 2018 - Present
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance
Jun 2013 - May 2017
Florida International University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Live at El Sótano (San Jose, Costa Rica)

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Live at Theory Wine Bar (Andover, MA)

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Recording my original music/arrangements at STUDIOROLY (Miami, FL)
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