Nicholas Oliver
Nicholas Oliver

Nicholas Oliver

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
starting cost

Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: I'm a pianist, composer and educator with over 15 years experience teaching piano, composition and ear training. I have worked with students of all ages, from complete beginner to conservatory level and professional artists. My pedagogy is based on the premise that music is a language. As such, my teaching focuses on (1) helping students to hear, identify and understand musical elements in real time (from individual notes, to harmony and chord progressions, ear training and sight reading); and (2) connect this understanding to becoming a proficient pianist, sight reader and improviser. I cater lessons to the goals of the individual, curating a step by step process aimed at achieving their objectives. My principles are universally applicable across all styles, including Jazz, Classical, Pop, Funk, Blues and more, whether improvising or performing. I graduated from the Jazz and Improvisation program at Monash University (Melbourne) as well as attended Jazz Programs at NYU and in Italy. I studied classical repertoire with acclaimed pianist Dr Donna Coleman. I've been a professional performing artist and composer, playing everywhere from small clubs to concert halls for the past 15 years as well as scoring for films. I work both in person and remotely, offering a free introductory lesson. Less price includes all materials, lesson summaries and musical analysis.

Serves New York, NY

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1 employee

15 years in business

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Cash, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Wear masks during the job

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Prices are all inclusive of lesson materials, detailed lesson plans and practice guides.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First, I get to know the student: their interests, likes (dislikes), and musical goals. Second, I explain my process and how I will set the course to achieve the student's goals. Third, once our goals are set and I map out the path, I begin working with my approach with students. After 15 years of experience teaching, I have helped many students advance beyond their initial objectives.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Law degrees (Monash University), graduating in 2014. 15 years teaching experience with students from all levels: from total beginner (first lesson), to intermediate/advanced, to conservatory level musicians and seasoned professionals. 15 years professional experience working as a performing artists, touring, recording.

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