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Nick Antonaccio:

Nick has been performing and teaching guitar professionally for more than 27 years. He earned a masters degree in guitar studies from Indiana University (BA 1993, MM 1995), and has taught more than 2000 private guitar students including more than 200 professional performers and instructors. His book Guitar Study was used as required curriculum for all guitar courses at Indiana University music school, he created several K-12 programs including the local Newtown Friends School, and his video series "Guitar Techniques" has helped numerous students learn a unique approach to playing guitar. Nick can be heard on many recordings and media publications including film music, commercials, and performances with Grammy award winning performers. Nick is an endorsed artist with Kaman Music Corp. The following are just a few highlights of his performance career:

American Cabaret Theater - ACT has been recognized by major publications includingTime Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, NBC TV, The Associated Press, and The Indianapolis Star. Indianapolis' Nuvo magazine called ACT "The best musical entertainment in town". Nick was the principal guitarist for ACT from January, 1998 to July, 2004, and played more than 600 commercial performances at this venue. Other artists and groups with whom Nick has performed include:
Patti Labelle - national recording artist (in recordings at the Indianapolis Speedway 2002)
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, with Leonard Slatkin conducting (Bloomington, 1990)
Jimmy Guilford - original Motown recording artist and legendary performer with the Ink Spots (1998-2004)
Peter Baltes - heavy metal artist with the band Accept (see below)
Jes Richmond - guitarist for Jackson Browne's band (2003-2004)
Sean Baker - national composer, recording artist, and writer for Natalie Cole (1991-2000)
X-Factor with Phil Hampton (2001-2002) - original jazz recording artists
The Singing Hoosiers - Grammy nominated choral group - principal guitarist and touring musician with this group for 5 years (1991-1995)
Shannon Forsell - national recording artist for Hal Leonard and the Bob & Tom band (1998-2004)
Lindsey Ridener - country music artist (2003-2004)
The HouseMarys (1996-7) - original alternative rock group
Marcos Cavalcante’s Brazilian Choro Group (1993-4)
Local Newtown/Philly/Princeton area musicians including Lisa Bouchelle, Maryanne Fiedler, Sandy Zio, Ed Wall, Larry Tamanini, Sherry St. John, Jennifer Logue, Wendy Zoffer, and many others.
World Premiere of Ammal and the Night Visitors, by Juan Orego-Salas (Bloomington, 1991)
Taste of Chicago - FOX stage, televised nationally w/ the Housemarys (1996)
Duet tour of NJ and PA with Igor Kukavica, 10 shows, televised on the NJN Network (1992)
Movie Sound Track for "Blessings From the Food Court" (1998)
Soundtracks for off Broadway productions of "The Best Little Whore House in Texas", "Footloose", "Man o La Mancha", and numerous others.
Judge's panel for 2007 and 2009 Guitar Center King of the Blues competitions.
Nick has performed a total of over 3000 professional engagements as a soloist, lead guitarist, and sideman in venues of all sizes across the country.

Nick's lesson rate is $25 per half hour

If you have questions, email nick@rockfactory.us , or call 215-860-625 (860-ROCK).

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