Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Im a guitarist originally from Richmond Virginia who has lived and played guitar in Tampa, Miami and Sarasota Fl, and now I teach guitar techniques to musicians in Nashville, Tennessee. And have a teaching studio on N. Market St. in Chattanooga!
As a young guitarist (8 yrs to 12) I was learning Beatle songs, but soon heard Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and was taken by storm, I wanted to play like those guys! So I did. But no longer than i seemed to plateau, along came Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie VanHalen, Paul Gilbert and the whole technical approach to guitar became my infatuation, I wanted to play like those guys now! Here I am over 45 years of guitar techniques later teaching other young guitarist how to become GUITAR GODS.
My Musical Education Background
45 years on guitar
Two hand tapping
Multitude of seasoned blues riffs
Advanced modern shred techniques
Advanced Pentatonic Concepts
Beginner Techniques and how to practice.
FASTEST POSSIBLE BUILDING TECHNIQUES FOR GUITAR.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I teach all styles and techniques.
I charge several ways: First lesson free with demonstration. (with purchase of a lesson pack)
$50.00 per hour (one on one)
$175 4hrs. (4 weeks)
Free Skype refresher tutorials with all package plans.
Discount for referrals. Refer three students and u can attend all group lessons free.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
All ages, all levels.
My Certifications and Awards
Voted best guitar player in Tampa Florida, 1991, and 92.
Was awarded a Vintage Ovation Acoustic guitar (signed by Jon Bonjovi) for winning the 98 Rock guitar contest, and a Vintage Gibson Hummingbird (signed by Warren DiMartini), for winning the 98 Rock guitar contest the second year running.
My Musical Influences
The Beatles, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Eddie VanHalen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert. Rick Graham. Guthrie Govan. Many many more..
Nic is undeniably one of the most impressive guitar players I've seen in Nashville. I would highly recommend him to anyone! JB
Nic is showing me how to play blues and rock. He can play any song on the radio. Im learning how to sing harmonies and playing leads. Nic has a great band and I got to come over and see them practice. It was awsome too.
Nic has been teaching my 14 year old son Paul for 12 wks now and I've seen a dramatic improvement in his playing. I really appreciate the one on one attention he gives Paul. I can see how my son admires Nic and he is anxious every week to show off what he can do from the week prior. My son's overall focus has gone from video games to singing and performing for anyone who'll listen. I would recommend him to any parent who has a child interested in guitar. Dana Peacotte
I had been playing guitar for 6 years before I decided to try guitar lesson because I was in a plateau with my playing. Nic showed me some simple fretboard concepts that totally expanded my way of visualizing things and my soloing skills have skyrocketed! I am so stoked and how nimble I have become and this new approach has helped my overall knowlege of the pentatonic phrases for blues. Im have much more fun playing now and my friends admire my playing finally.
Nic is an awesome player! His guitar playing is awesome to watch. I have learned some really cool things. I can play a few songs and am learning how to do fingerpicking styles now.