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Nick S.
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Hi! My name is Nick and I am eager to work with students of all ages and abilities. I have extensive background in opera, musical theater, choir, and church music, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you as you embark on the journey of discovering your voice! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from Pacific Lutheran University, and I am a current graduate student at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. While my personal focus is on operatic/classical singing, I am open to working with any and all styles of singing. I believe that every voice has the potential to offer something special to the world of music, and I want to help you learn what that special something is. As singers, it is important to be gentle and patient with ourselves and our instruments as we work to improve our technique. The goal is to make music and have a good time doing it, and that is what I seek to do when we work together. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me so we can chat. I look forward to working with you!
About Nick S.

I'm a teacher based in Bloomington, Indiana where I'm earning my master's degree in vocal performance. I've been singing for over ten years and have worked with various vocal styles, including opera, musical theater, jazz, choral, crossover, and more! Regardless of which style you want to focus on, vocal technique should be learned in order to keep your voice healthy and to make singing as easy and fun as possible! If you want to explore your instrument and learn how to tap into your inner talent, I am here for you. Teaching others how to find their voice is one of my greatest passions, and it brings me so much joy to work with students and watch them grow. If you want to know more, please don't hesitate to reach out!

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Nick S.
Teaches Online
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hi! My name is Nick and I am eager to work with students of all ages and abilities. I have extensive background in opera, musical theater, choir, and church music, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you as you embark on the journey of discovering your voice! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from Pacific Lutheran University, and I am a current graduate student at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. While my personal focus is on operatic/classical singing, I am open to working with any and all styles of singing. I believe that every voice has the potential to offer something special to the world of music, and I want to help you learn what that special something is. As singers, it is important to be gentle and patient with ourselves and our instruments as we work to improve our technique. The goal is to make music and have a good time doing it, and that is what I seek to do when we work together. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me so we can chat. I look forward to working with you!
About Nick S.

I'm a teacher based in Bloomington, Indiana where I'm earning my master's degree in vocal performance. I've been singing for over ten years and have worked with various vocal styles, including opera, musical theater, jazz, choral, crossover, and more! Regardless of which style you want to focus on, vocal technique should be learned in order to keep your voice healthy and to make singing as easy and fun as possible! If you want to explore your instrument and learn how to tap into your inner talent, I am here for you. Teaching others how to find their voice is one of my greatest passions, and it brings me so much joy to work with students and watch them grow. If you want to know more, please don't hesitate to reach out!

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Nick is a warm, encouraging, kind, and gifted teacher. I've observed his teaching work over the years and consider him a good friend and incredible musical colleague. Anyone who studies under him will absolutely improve, and also have a safe place and person to explore their voice with, no matter their goals or experience! I couldn't recommend Nick more as a musical tutor.

Posted Dec 18, 2021
Teacher's Studio

Nick is an awesome teacher! He meets his students where they’re and creates an environment where students can do their best work. And he’s an intelligent, caring, and kind person who always works his hardest to help his students succeed.

Posted Dec 17, 2021
Student's home

I started taking lessons from Nick in February 2020. At the time, I was extremely self conscious about my own voice and lacked everything in regards to technique. Flash forward not even one year later, and the strides I have made are startling. My weakness has become one of my strengths, and it's all thanks to the way Nick teaches. He is highly intelligent, straightforward with his teaching, and just an all around great person. Whether you sing competitively or in the shower, I could not suggest Nick more.

Posted Dec 17, 2021
Choral Scholar
Jan 2021 - Present
First Christian Church
As a choral section leader, my job is to show up to rehearsals and services with my music learned and to be prepared to lead the choir in music making. It is my duty to set a good example for the other members of the section, and to provide a strong vocal foundation for the choral sound.
Student
Aug 2020 - Present
Indiana University
In training for my master's degree in vocal performance, I have the opportunity to take part in many choral and operatic performances. At IU, I have learned skills and taken classes that have both broadened my knowledge as a singer and made me into a better teacher.
Staff Singer
Sep 2018 - Jul 2020
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR
Singing under the tutelage of choral director and famed organist Bruce Neswick, I acquired a variety of skills as both a soloist and an ensemble singer. Having the high standards of this cathedral position imposed upon me, I was forced to grow and mature in many ways, both musical and personal. During my time at Trinity, we performed multiple large-scale works including Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Handel's Messiah.
Auxiliary Chorus Member
May 2019 - Nov 2019
Portland Opera
I was asked to sing in both the Big Night chorus concert in May, and later to sing in the chorus in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. This was my first opportunity to sing in an opera chorus outside of a university, and it was an absolutely enriching experience. I was asked to become a contract member of the chorus, but unfortunately declined due to my move to Indiana for graduate school.
Chorus Member
Dec 2018 - Dec 2019
Portland Baroque Orchestra
Two years in a row I was asked to sing in the Portland Baroque Orchestra's and Cappella Romana's collaborative production of Handel's Messiah. Being one of the most exhilarating and famous oratorios to have ever been written, I am beyond grateful to have had the opportunity not once, but twice to sing in this production. In the 2018, the director was Desmond Earley, and it 2019 it was PBO's director Monica Huggett.
Choral Scholar
Jan 2016 - May 2018
St. John's Episcopal Church, Gig Harbor, WA
I sang for two and a half years at this wonderful church in Gig Harbor, WA under the direction of both Joseph Pettit and Christopher Hampson. I was in charge of leading the tenor section and singing any solos when needed. During my time at St. John's, I was tasked with learning an eclectic variety of repertoire, and this experience was absolutely foundation for my development as a musician.
Master's of Music- Vocal Performance
Aug 2020
Indiana University
Bachelor's of Music- Vocal Performance
Sep 2014 - May 2018
Pacific Lutheran University
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

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