Nick is the type of person who likes to have his hands in many different cookie jars; notably, that of the guitarist, composer, music producer and stringed instrument maker. He works professionally somewhere within the crossroads of these disciplines.
Nick holds an Honours Degree in Music and comprehensively studied classical harmony privately. He has also studied the art of guitar-making with Master Luthier Sergei De Jonge, having designed and constructed a concert classical guitar under his tutelage.
His musical style and knowledge spans genres, but his current exploration as a guitarist lie at the intersection of acoustic music, classic and contemporary jazz, and progressive rock.
In recent years Nick has expanded his freelancing to include work as a composer (Dusk Dances Dance Festival, Arts Bournemouth University) and as a studio musician (Metalworks Studios, Escarpment Sound, Deschamps Studio). Numerous projects he has worked on have aired on national radio (CBC, Jazz FM, CFRU) and international television.
Nick can often be found at Folkway Music in Waterloo, On, spending time with some of the finest stringed instruments in the country.
He lives with his wife Steph and baby Inga in Guelph, ON.
2016 / Recorded live at The Common, Guelph ON
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2016 / Recorded at my home in Guelph
So you'd like to play guitar?...
I’m happy to offer lessons from my home studio downtown Guelph. I teach both acoustic and electric guitar in a variety of styles. I also like teaching harmony, theory and songwriting. I have a modest but high quality audio production suite which I often use for workshopping composition ideas and recording performances.
I teach students of all ages.
My philosophy is to find joy in both the practice and performance of music. I try to imbue this attitude into the study of guitar. My goal is for a lesson to be relaxed, fun and informative. You'll always have something to work on!
I also do lessons over Skype.
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