Lessons take place at a studio in downtown Portland. Please click on the CONTACT tab to inquire about lessons.
Nicholas' approach depends on each individual student. 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.
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.
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.