Nick Martin

Nick M.

San Francisco, CA

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

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Nick is a musician born and raised in Michigan with a degree in guitar performance. He has over five years of professional music experience as a music educator, performer, and composer/arranger. Nick’s teaching career has included private lessons in Central Michigan, guitar classes in suburban Chicago, tutoring at Grand Rapids Community College, classes in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and private lessons in San Francisco. Nick’s performing career has included performances in the Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival in 2014, and as a presenter and performer at Eastern Michigan University’s Undergraduate Symposium in 2015. He has also been an avid performer in pit orchestras for musical theatre productions such as "The Last Five Years", "Little Shop of Horrors", and "Hairspray". Nick received his Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance from Eastern Michigan University in 2016.

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Aug 2014 - May 2016
Eastern Michigan University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Performing for Andrew York and Alex de Grassi at a masterclass in Mendocino!


5 Reviews

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anita wadia Mar 24, 2017
Piano ·

Very friendly, kind and knowledgeable teacher

Kevin Chuang Mar 10, 2017
Acoustic Guitar ·

Nick is an excellent instructor. He's great about teaching the fundamentals of finding chords and strumming patterns so that I'm really feeling like I'm learning how to play the right way. Also great about adapting his teaching to my type of music, so I'm learning to play a lot of the songs I enjoy. Also a really friendly and easy-to-work with guy. Highly recommend Nick if you're looking to learn guitar!

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Evan Waddell Feb 23, 2017
Guitar ·

Nick is very knowledgeable in music theory and does a great job in explaining the details behind certain chord progressions. Very easy and flexible to work lessons into your schedule.

Rahul Pandey Jan 14, 2017
Acoustic Guitar ·

Nick is very friendly, punctual, and knowledgeable about guitar. I've learned much faster with Nick, and he genuinely cares about helping you improve and understand the theory behind the music.

Also Nick is from Michigan, which is always a plus.

Eric Maxon Dec 7, 2016
Guitar ·

My name is Eric Maxon and I studied under Nick for three years. Not only is Nick a gifted musician, but he is also a great person. His relaxed and well-paced teaching style was perfect for me and I grew exponentially with his guidance. Nick is the reason I am pursuing a musical career and not only do I value his friendship, I also view him as a role model. I can't say enough good things about Nick, and would strongly recommend him as an instructor.

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