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Nicolas

B.Mus

English

Electric Guitar - Guitar

'It's very important that the student enjoys or has a connection to the pieces they play.'

Teaching Philosophy

For me, Music focuses the mind, it fosters imagination and connects ideas which otherwise may seem unrelated. I believe in teaching in ways that asks the student to explore sound and the culture of sound or music in ways that it relates to them. I strive to connect the physically of playing music with what music is to them. I like to teach ear training encourage listening practice, so that students can connect with what they are playing. It's very important that the student enjoys or has a connection to the pieces they play. I have found that it is much harder to learn if the end goal is not something relatable or enjoyable.

Education

I have a Bachelor in applied music from Vancouver Community College (VCC) where I studied jazz guitar and classical composition.

Teaching & Skills

I have played in venues around Vancouver in bands with styles ranging from rock and metal to free jazz and noise.

Awards, Honors & Experiences