Nick Semenykhin
New York, NY
Nick Semenykhin

Nick S.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm a graduate of the New School for Jazz (NYC) and I've been playing guitar professionally for over 8 years, teaching all levels of guitar for 5 years. I always carefully tailor the learning process of each student individually and all of those study plans include 360 music development: not just the instrument proficiency but also music discovery, ear-training, music theory, music history and so on. But fear not: all of these things will be taught in a fun and engaging way that just makes you understand the music around you better. I've been fortunate enough to study with Peter Bernstein, Aaron Parks, Ari Hoenig, Vic Juris, Hal Galper, Buster Williams and many others and I'll be more than happy to share the knowledge they've passed onto me with you.

About Nick S.

A talented guitarist and terrific composer - Rory Stuart
Nick is a guitarist and composer of superb qualification. He plays with assurance, precision and lyricism - Armen Donelian

Nick Semenykhin is an up-and-coming jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and audio engineer who is starting to build his name among the scene of New York City. He’s actively playing around the tri-state area with some of the finest musicians as well as leading his own groups.

Nick was born and raised in Ukraine. He intertwined his life with music early on by starting singing and playing classical piano when he was 4. At the age of 13, Nick started taking classical guitar lessons, switching to electric when he was 17. While Rock was the main inspiration for Nick to start pursuing electric guitar the Wes Montgomery’s record “Bumpin’” introduced to Nick by his first electric guitar teacher made jazz his main passion. Nick then briefly attended the Donetsk’s and Kharkiv’s Conservatories. While there he has performed at many notable performance spaces in Ukraine, such as Donetsk Philarmonic, Kharkiv National Center Of Arts, Kiev’s International Center of Culture among many others.

During this time Nick was continuing developing his skills under the supervision of Andreas Oberg who then later suggested that Nick should try to get in in one of the music schools in the US to continue mastering his craft. He did just that, moving to New York in 2015 and getting admitted to The New School receiving a full scholarship. Nick graduated from The New School with Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with honors in May 2019.

In New York, he has had the opportunity to be mentored by, and play with remarkable artists like Vic Juris, Peter Bernstein, Hal Galper, David Glasser, Victor Jones, Kim Clarke, Michel Donato, Adam Klipple, Ed Cherry, Jonathan Kreisberg, Aaron Goldberg, Buster Williams, Richard Boukas and others.

He also had a chance to perform at some of the finest venues in NYC and in the US leading his own band or/and being a sideman: Minton’s Playhouse, Bar 55, Bar Next Door, Zinc Bar, Twins Jazz Club (Washington D.C.), Nighttown (Cleveland, OH), Pintagon (Kharkiv, Ukraine) and many others. Nick has also performed with Hattie Simon’s Group at the Bern Jazz Festival in 2018.

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