Lessons take place at a studio in downtown Portland as well as a home studio in inner SE. To inquire about lessons, email Nicholas at:
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60 minute lesson: $75
45 minute lesson: $60
30 minute Lesson: $42
Nicholas has taught thousands of lessons, working with professional singers, hip-hop artists, public speakers, treble and teenage voices, karaoke enthusiasts and everyone in between. Through experience Nicholas has learned to cater his approach to each student as an individual. He uses vocal exercises to strengthen and free the voice of tension, all the while creating a fun and relaxing environment. Lessons include breath support, ear training, musicianship skills, body engagement/awareness, reading music, and more. Nicholas works with students to achieve their individual goals, however small or large they may be.
Lessons in Classical Voice - The Swedish-Italian School
Since 2015, Nicholas has been mentored by world-renowned voice teacher David Jones in New York City, and is trained in the teaching of the Swedish/Italian School of Singing (which produced such singers as Kirsten Flagstad and Jussi Björling). The Swedish/Italian singing technique has a long tradition, beginning in the 19th century. The principles of this method are a free voice with efficient resonance and carrying capacity, flexibility, a large vocal range, a pleasant individual timbre, and a well-balanced vibrato combined with clear diction. These fundamental principles can be applied to all musical styles and enable the singer to communicate freely with the audience.
Nicholas strives to make sure all his piano students are playing music they love. He utilizes a combination of sight reading exercises, long-term challenging pieces, and occasionally learning from memory while focusing on posture, musicality, and technique. Nicholas is well-versed in all styles of music, with a forte in classical and jazz.
Combination Voice + Piano Lessons
Nicholas has helped several singer/songwriters improve their technique and become more comfortable at playing and singing at the same time. Nicholas has also worked with many performers who play guitar. While not a guitarist himself, he is well-equipped to support guitarists to maximize their singing and guitar skills.
Nicholas is also available to teach lessons right in your home! Contact Nicholas for more information, and be sure to include your location. Minimum lesson time must be 1 hour and a piano or keyboard is required.