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Nicholas M.
New York, New York
Learn Piano, Composition and Production from an expert teacher with 17+ years experience
I’m a pianist, composer and educator with over 17 years experience teaching piano, composition, production 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. Lessons are driven by building solid foundations for long-term progress and success, while having fun. 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 17 years as well as scoring for films. I work both in person and remotely, offering a free introductory lesson. Price includes all materials, lesson summaries and musical analysis.
About Nicholas M.

Nick Marks (b 1988, Melbourne, Australia) is a uniquely modern pianist, composer and educator. He has worked extensively on film, television and multimedia scores, while also helping aspiring musicians, professional artists and hobbyists achieve their career / musical goals. He is passionate about helping people understand the foundations of music, and helping develop their own artistic voices through improvisation, composing and performance. Nick’s musical voice artistically and skillfully moves between styles, meaning he is well versed to unpack, analyze and share knowledge across a variety of genres in helping students to (a) build their foundational technique and musical knowledge and (b) use those this vocabulary to learn pieces, perform or create their own music. Nick is passionate about understanding, analyzing, and telling a stories through music in every context: whether listened to on its own, or as part of a greater visual media. This is something he strives to impart to his students: learning essential skills, and realizing one’s own musical voice. Nick's understanding of how to present complex ideas in a musically accessible way can be traced to his eclectic musical background, and deep study of the piano and scores since the age of 9. Trained as a conservatory level classical and jazz pianist at Monash University, Marks honed his compositional craft through deep study of traditional and cutting edge styles. With each student, Marks takes a unique approach to fit the individual, in line with their objectives.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2004

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Bachelor of Music

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Teaches ages 5+

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Nicholas M.
New York, New York
Learn Piano, Composition and Production from an expert teacher with 17+ years experience
I’m a pianist, composer and educator with over 17 years experience teaching piano, composition, production 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. Lessons are driven by building solid foundations for long-term progress and success, while having fun. 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 17 years as well as scoring for films. I work both in person and remotely, offering a free introductory lesson. Price includes all materials, lesson summaries and musical analysis.
About Nicholas M.

Nick Marks (b 1988, Melbourne, Australia) is a uniquely modern pianist, composer and educator. He has worked extensively on film, television and multimedia scores, while also helping aspiring musicians, professional artists and hobbyists achieve their career / musical goals. He is passionate about helping people understand the foundations of music, and helping develop their own artistic voices through improvisation, composing and performance. Nick’s musical voice artistically and skillfully moves between styles, meaning he is well versed to unpack, analyze and share knowledge across a variety of genres in helping students to (a) build their foundational technique and musical knowledge and (b) use those this vocabulary to learn pieces, perform or create their own music. Nick is passionate about understanding, analyzing, and telling a stories through music in every context: whether listened to on its own, or as part of a greater visual media. This is something he strives to impart to his students: learning essential skills, and realizing one’s own musical voice. Nick's understanding of how to present complex ideas in a musically accessible way can be traced to his eclectic musical background, and deep study of the piano and scores since the age of 9. Trained as a conservatory level classical and jazz pianist at Monash University, Marks honed his compositional craft through deep study of traditional and cutting edge styles. With each student, Marks takes a unique approach to fit the individual, in line with their objectives.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2004

Education

Bachelor of Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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Classical Piano
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Bachelor of Music
Feb 2007 - May 2010
Monash University
French
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
Society of Composers and Lyricists
Nov 2016
The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.

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