Nick Kellie

Nick K.

Pasadena, CA

Lesson Details



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

Teaching since:
March 1997

I take a tailored approach to each students requirements - no one size fits all approach from me. We will take a look at your strengths and weaknesses and talk about your wants and needs, I will make a plan and we will take a structured approach with tangible goals and tasks set each week. I take a top down approach, always working from the angle of practical application and I embellish that with theory tidbits along the way, providing an educational aspect coupled with practicality.

I have been playing guitar since 1994 and have taught much of that time. I play guitar for #1 hit makers "The Three Degrees" and am also the guitar player at Times Square Church. I have taught at many top music schools in London and NYC. I have had educational articles published in Guitar player magazine as well as Total Guitar magazine. I look forward to serving your guitar educational needs.

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Online guitar teacher
Oct 2009 - Present


Popular Music Performance
Oct 2001 - Jul 2003
London College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Guitar Institute outstanding Student of the Year
Jul 2000
The Guitar Institute, London


Most promising Jazz musician
Jun 2005
BBC most promising Jazz soloist
Mar 2005


American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2014

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

My clinic at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA

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4 Reviews

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Roberta Oct 17, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I only wish I had one tenth of Nick’s talent - I’ve taken guitar classes from Nick on and off now for 2 years. He is a wealth of knowledge on guitar and music theory , clear and precise in his instruction. No shortcuts with Nick he lets you know from the start that there is going to be some hard work involved but once you have it its yours. Outstanding teacher 👍🏻

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Benjamin Samuel Oct 17, 2015

Not all skillful performers are great teachers and vise versa. Nick is by far one of the best teacher/performer I had the opportunity to meet. His ability to articulate his musical ideas and to break them down to best fit each student is outstanding. Nick is very patient with his students and is very determined to bring the best out of each student.. I wish Nick good luck in his musical journey..

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David Oct 16, 2015
Guitar · Online

Nick is a fantastic teacher. His ability to share complex musical concepts in a very easy to grasp way is incredible. I feel so inspired!

Michael Capri Oct 16, 2015
Guitar · Online

Being a seasoned player myself, I don't take looking for an instructor lightly. Nick is everything I had hoped for. A really great guy and an unbelievable guitar player. Well versed in many styles and genres of music. The whole experience was incredibly enlightening and opened a number of new doors in my playing. Really looking forward to more lessons in the future.

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