Nikolas Bauchat
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Nikolas Bauchat

Nikolas B.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
More than simply helping students "play the correct notes", I help students understand music as a type of language; I endevear to teach students how to be expressive and communicative. This perspective stems from my educational background. Not only do I have a master's degree in piano performance but also a PhD in music theory, an area of study that seeks to understand the grammar of music, how it "works".

About Nikolas B.

I have a doctorate in music theory that I earned from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While there, I taught a majority of the undergraduate music theory courses. I also have a master's degree in piano performance that I earned at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

I have been teaching private piano lessons off and on since 2005. Beginning fall 2019 I have been teaching piano full-time at various music studios in Gwinnett, Georgia. In addition to piano, I enjoy painting, computer programming, and working on DIY electronic projects. I consider myself a patient and easy-going Individual.

Although I want my students to work hard and grow as musicians, I ultimately want them to enjoy the journey and be proud of the accomplishments they achieve. I believe strongly that the skills students cultivate as they learn piano will benefit them throughout their lives.

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Sidney
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Amazing teacher, teaches music theories and great at understanding your mistakes. If you have a question about anything he would take time to chat with you to explain!

Posted Apr 19, 2020
Kate
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Nik has been teaching my younger brother and I for a while now, and I believe that he is a great teacher to work with. He helped my brother, who had no prior experience at playing piano, learn at a surprisingly rapid pace. Nik is a very patient person but definitely does not waste time. I can also see that he is very passionate in this field and likes to teach us more than just reading and playing. He slips in some music theory here and there and also tries to help us understand music at a deeper level, which is very interesting. He always keeps the mood up at every lesson, and I could see that he would be great with younger kids as well. We are about to try online lessons with him for the first time this week, so we’ll see how that goes.

Posted Mar 22, 2020
Alex
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My son was hesitant about taking lessons, but once he met Nik he couldn't wat to go back. Nik worked with the knowledge he already had and as expanded it exponentially. Nik's calming and encouraging nature made him feel at home. I couldn't imagine taking lessons from anyone else.

Posted Mar 21, 2020
Sean
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Nikolas is great to work with. He is very patient and he has a lot of knowledge to share. He's very open to hearing different types of genres outside of what he normally teaches and does his very best to make sure the student is enjoying what they are learning. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn at any skill level.

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Debra
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My grandson has been taking studio lessons from Nik for a few months now. He had his first online lesson this week and it was excellent. Nik gives lots of positive feedback and is very knowledgeable about piano techniques. He knows how to balance positive and constructive feedback. And he started the lesson early to make sure there were no technical issues. Love this guy!

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Sinclair
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Nikolas is a great instructor. The online experience felt like we were in the same room. He was able to correct my hand placement. He even shared a metronome app with me to help me keep the tempo of the music. I would recommend Nik to anyone. He’s a great instructor and is flexible with online vs. in-person lessons.

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Julian
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Nikolas is a very endearing teacher, he makes the lessons enjoyable even of they are difficult, I for one am glad that he is teaching me

Posted Mar 20, 2020

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Education

PhD Music Theory
Aug 2013 - Dec 2019

Indiana University

MM music theory
Aug 2011 - May 2013

Indiana University

MM piano performance
Aug 2009 - May 2011

University of Georgia

BM piano performance
Aug 2005 - May 2009

Florida State University

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