Nikolaus Flickinger

Nikolaus F.

Phoenix, AZ

About Nikolaus F.

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Nikolaus teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 2004
Last sign in: 6 days ago

Overview

I am a professional free lance musician in the Metro Phoenix area. I play regularly with the Phoenix Symphony and Opera. I play in several orchestras around town and play in two chamber ensembles, Mill Ave Chamber Players and Paradise winds. I teach at two of the Maricopa Community College campuses and have a private studio of students. I also own my own online reed making business where people can purchase hand made oboe and English Horn reeds. I love what I do, and am excited to help other out as well!

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Experience

Oboist

Jan 2012 - Present
Paradise Winds

Owner

Jun 2009 - Present
obonik

My online store for purchasing oboe and English horn reeds.

Oboist

Sep 2008 - Present
West Valley Symphony

Adjunct Faculty

Aug 2008 - Present
Maricopa Community Colleges

I teach at two campuses in the Maricopa Community Colleges. I teach at Mesa and Glendale campuses.

Substitute Oboist

Sep 2007 - Present
Flagstaff Symphony

Principal Oboist

Sep 2007 - Present
Musica Nova Orchestra

Substitute Oboist

Sep 2007 - Present
Tucson Symphony

Oboist

Aug 2007 - Present
Paradise Winds Chamber group

Principal Oboist

Aug 2007 - Present
Phoenix Opera

Substitute Oboist

Sep 2005 - Present
Phoenix Symphony

Oboist

Aug 2005 - Present
Mill Ave Chamber Players

Education

MM

Aug 2005 - May 2007
Arizona State University

BM

Aug 2001 - Jun 2005
CCM College Conservatory of Music - University of Cincinnati

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

International Double Reed Society

Jan 2001
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The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December of 1971 and is a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. The society has over 4,400 members from 56 countries. Within the United States, 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.

American Federation of Musicians

Jan 2001
AFM

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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16 Reviews on Nikolaus F.

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Jeanette Jan 19, 2016
Oboe · In studio
Nik is an amazing teacher! He has an amazing ability to build a comfortable rappor with his students. He is patient, kind and able to inspire his students in their musical journey. I would recommend Nik highly for anyone looking to take oboe lessons.
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Larry Jan 5, 2016
Oboe · In studio
Nik is a superb teacher. Our son has made tremendous strides while studying with Nik. He is great at motivating our son and easy to work with.
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Laura Jan 3, 2016
Oboe · In home
Nik is an excellent oboe instructor as he always pushes his students to do better. It was a pleasure having Nik come into our home & give our son oboe lessons.
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Kristilyn W. Dec 21, 2015
Oboe · In studio
I highly recommend Nik as an oboe teacher! He's a talented musician, always very positive and encouraging to work with, and his knowledge of reeds and the instrument are a valuable resource to students at any level.
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Ruby Dec 20, 2015
Oboe · In home
Nik is fantastic at making reeds and that is a big part of playing the oboe. A poor reed causes a frustrating experience. I know him to be patient and kind as well as knowledgable.
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Gaye Dec 19, 2015
Oboe · In studio
Nik is not only an extremely talented oboist, but he's also an exceptional teacher and has a great personality. He is able to take a difficult instrument and make it fun. My daughter took lessons with him for five years starting as a young child and I always enjoyed visiting with him and watching his teaching techniques and methods to motivate. We miss him now that she is no longer taking lessons with him.
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Tami Dec 18, 2015
Oboe · In studio
Nik is an excellent oboe teacher. My son has been taking lessons with Nik since fall 2013. He knows exactly what you need to become a better oboe player. Nik helped us find the right instrument (we started with a rental before purchasing). I trust Nik's judgement. He makes awesome reeds too.
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Molly Dec 18, 2015
Oboe · In studio
Nik was an amazing teacher for my son. He is very knowledgable and clearly has a love of the oboe and a desire to teach.
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Eric Dec 18, 2015
Oboe · In studio
Nik was an exceptional teacher and mentor to my daughter, who studied with him for about eight years. She was able to become an accomplished young oboist under his tutelage. We will always be grateful for Nik.
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Rose Dec 18, 2015
Oboe · In studio
Nik is an amazing teaching and musician!