Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
About Nick A.
I am a multi-instrumentalist from Queens, NYC, and I was the cellist/guitarist for the first national tour of the hit broadway show "Waitress".
I trained as a classical cellist at the Aaron Copland School of Music, and I am a lifelong guitarist. Before starting my broadway career, I worked as a freelance cellist, playing with numerous orchestras around NYC, in addition to teaching many students in the Queens/Nassau County area.
I also performed in a 30 city national tour the with the Post-Rock band "You Bred Raptors?". As a guitarist, I was sitting in with a professional band by the time I was just 14, and would later to go to play many clubs around NYC, such as the Bitter End and Bowery Electric, with my own projects.
Since the 'Waitress' tour, I have been freelancing in NYC as a professional musician and teaching music at the Larchmont Music Academy in Westchester.
Bachelor of Music from Aaron Copland School of Music
Teaching since 2014
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Nick is calm, encouraging, and clear. I feel capable!
Great first lessons. I have 2 boys, each learning a different instrument (violin & guitar), and Nick was great with them. Looking forward to the future lessons.
Nick is really the best instructor ever! He is very knowledgeable about different styles and techniques, but he tailors each lesson so that the student is learning on their own terms - not pushing a methodology or using cookie cutter plans. He is very patient and kind and will work with you at your own pace, whether you are a beginner or want to learn on a more professional level. He plays a ton of different instruments and has experience touring with bands as well as classical training. He's really a one-stop-shop for all your musical needs! Hire him! He's made my life a lot better by teaching me his ways.Show More
I took lessons with Nick for a little over 2 years and couldn't have more wonderful things to say about him. Nick is patient while also pushing and guiding his students to achieve whatever their musical goals are. I developed as a cellist and as a musician with Nick and can't recommend him enough.Show More
My son came home from his first violin lesson with a huge smile-very excitedly showed me what he learned
Nick was a great choice!
He is very patient with my son. He is very professional. Definitely recommend!
Larchmont Music Academy
I teach music lessons at a school in Westchester, preparing students of all ages for NYSSMA evaluations, as well as bi-annual recitals and ensemble performances.
Chamber Music Underground
Project I helped found in the Winter of 2014. The program raises money for the Opportunity Music Project, which is an NYC non-profit organization that provides free music lessons to disadvantaged children.
Waitress the Musical First National Tour
For two years, I was the cellist/guitarist for a broadway national tour. I traveled all across the country playing at major concert venues, such as the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, the Hobby Center in Houston and the Boston Opera House.
Chamber Music Center of New York
I worked as a coach and counselor for young classical musicians as they learned new repertoire and advanced their skills.
Real Brave Audio
I taught various instruments at a successful music school in Queens, NYC. I prepared students for two recitals each year, and taught a mixture of rock/pop and classical music.
Aaron Copland School of Music
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Aaron Copland School of Music