Nicholas Zwiren
Hoboken, NJ
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Nicholas Zwiren

Nicholas Z.

Hoboken, NJ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
If you are seeking to develop the skills necessary to become a competent guitarist that can find comfortability playing in any genre, you have come to the right place! I am a touring rock and metal musician and have been playing guitar and drums professionally for 14+ years, with 4 LPs under my belt along with numerous singles, splits and EPs. In my lessons, we will explore various techniques and topics ranging from basic music theory topics like the circle of fifths to advanced techniques such as sweep picking and tapping. I emphasize not only understanding the skills one needs to play their favorite riffs but developing an ear for relative pitch, songwriting and the tone one desires to achieve what they are hearing in their head. My genre specializations are in rock and heavy metal. All skill levels are welcome!

About Nicholas Z.

Hey there! My name is Nick Zwiren and I am a gigging guitarist, drummer and songwriter in various rock and metal bands. As a guitarist of 14 years and drummer of 12 years, I have recorded numerous albums, singles and splits of my own original music and music written collaboratively with band members. I have recorded most of my records at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey, which is owned and operated by Kevin Antreassian, the former guitarist of the now disbanded group The Dillinger Escape Plan. Having learned music theory in middle and high school, I developed a well-rounded understanding of both theory and songwriting, allowing much of my later musical learning to come by way of ear training and jamming. Although I mainly play in rock and metal bands, I also have experience playing classical music, jazz in musical numbers in middle and high school and musical rock camps. Much of my gigging experience has come from playing bars, clubs, festivals and basements in New York City, New Jersey and Boston.

In our lessons, I aim to balance what you, as the student, would like to learn as well as what I believe would be necessary for you to grow as a musician. Lessons with me can be comprised of drilling various techniques within the context of songs or working on a song you bring in that you would like to learn. Everything can and will be analyzed from a music theory and songwriting perspective, as well as from a music production standpoint if one were so interested. I will help you not only become a better guitarist but a better musician, with an emphasis on training your ears, which are the most important asset of any musician.

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Stephen
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As an instructor, I’ve found Nicholas incredibly helpful in learning guitar. I truly appreciate Nicholas’ patience, guidance and his command of musical theory. I would highly recommend him for learner’s of any level!

Posted Oct 15, 2021
Julian
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Nick is an incredibly talented guitarist, let alone musician overall. His mastery of the instrument from basic chords to intricate scales, harmonies, and counterpoint makes him a great candidate as a guitar instructor!

Posted Oct 15, 2021
Jacob
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Incredibly professional, easy going, fun to work with, and knowledgeable. Fully recommended.

Posted Oct 13, 2021

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Experience

Guitarist/Songwriter
Jun 2020 - Present

Lunar Blood

Blackened Death Metal

Education

Philosophy and Political Science
Sep 2016 - Aug 2020

Rutgers University

Languages

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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