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:
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:
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
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)
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)
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.
has performed a total of over 3000 professional engagements as a
soloist, lead guitarist, and sideman in venues of all sizes across the
Nick's lesson rate is $25 per half hour
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