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Dr. Nick S.
Albemarle, North Carolina
Fun and practical flute lessons from an experienced flutist
As a woodwind specialist, I have developed my flute technique at the college level. Beginner students will learn the basic foundational skills (such as embouchure, air, posture, hand position, tonguing, and fingerings) in a fun and encouraging atmosphere where the student's needs always come first. Intermediate students can expect to be challenged with more demanding work with scales, arpeggios, etudes, and selected flute repertoire. But don't fear! I will guide you through interactive duets and listening exercises to hone your talent.
About Dr. Nick S.

Hello! If you would like to learn music, challenge your abilities, and express yourself by connecting with your inner artist, I can be your guide. If you want to get over the anxiety of playing music in front of others, I can help you transform that tension into confidence. Dr. Nick S. is a native of Landrum, SC and has earned music degrees from Clemson University, Appalachian State University, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nick is a student of Dr. John Bleuel, Dr. Stephen Fischer, Dr. Scott Kallestad, and Dr. Paul Haar. Nick promotes the pedagogy of Joe Allard which focuses on embellishing one’s unique sound through a reduction of tension. Nick began his career at East Tennessee State University in 2015 where he taught applied saxophone and directed the saxophone chamber ensemble. Nick also served as professor of saxophone on the faculty of Creighton University in 2017. As a woodwind specialist, Nick has performed with the Newton-Conover Community Band, Johnny Manhattan Orchestra, Lonny Lynn Orchestra, and has appeared in the pit orchestra for Guys & Dolls, Far From Heaven, Bonnie & Clyde, and Lewis & Clark Part One: Manifest Destiny musical productions. Nick collaborates with pianist Zoey Brouthers in the chamber ensemble The Uwharrie Duo which formed in 2020 to offer a blend of traditional and contemporary chamber music performances and educational artistic-development workshops to residents of Stanly County and surrounding communities through recitals, lectures, and masterclasses. Currently on the faculty of Pfeiffer University and Mitchell Community College, Nick teaches applied saxophone and other music courses, and actively works with the Stanly County Concert Band, the Rowan Big Band All Stars, and conducts chamber ensembles in the Stanly County community as both performer and clinician. Nick also teaches music courses at South Piedmont Community College. In addition to his college teaching, Nick has experience working with young students ages 11-14, teaching them the basics of saxophone and reading music.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2015

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English, Spanish

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Avatar of the tutor
Dr. Nick S.
Albemarle, North Carolina
Fun and practical flute lessons from an experienced flutist
As a woodwind specialist, I have developed my flute technique at the college level. Beginner students will learn the basic foundational skills (such as embouchure, air, posture, hand position, tonguing, and fingerings) in a fun and encouraging atmosphere where the student's needs always come first. Intermediate students can expect to be challenged with more demanding work with scales, arpeggios, etudes, and selected flute repertoire. But don't fear! I will guide you through interactive duets and listening exercises to hone your talent.
About Dr. Nick S.

Hello! If you would like to learn music, challenge your abilities, and express yourself by connecting with your inner artist, I can be your guide. If you want to get over the anxiety of playing music in front of others, I can help you transform that tension into confidence. Dr. Nick S. is a native of Landrum, SC and has earned music degrees from Clemson University, Appalachian State University, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nick is a student of Dr. John Bleuel, Dr. Stephen Fischer, Dr. Scott Kallestad, and Dr. Paul Haar. Nick promotes the pedagogy of Joe Allard which focuses on embellishing one’s unique sound through a reduction of tension. Nick began his career at East Tennessee State University in 2015 where he taught applied saxophone and directed the saxophone chamber ensemble. Nick also served as professor of saxophone on the faculty of Creighton University in 2017. As a woodwind specialist, Nick has performed with the Newton-Conover Community Band, Johnny Manhattan Orchestra, Lonny Lynn Orchestra, and has appeared in the pit orchestra for Guys & Dolls, Far From Heaven, Bonnie & Clyde, and Lewis & Clark Part One: Manifest Destiny musical productions. Nick collaborates with pianist Zoey Brouthers in the chamber ensemble The Uwharrie Duo which formed in 2020 to offer a blend of traditional and contemporary chamber music performances and educational artistic-development workshops to residents of Stanly County and surrounding communities through recitals, lectures, and masterclasses. Currently on the faculty of Pfeiffer University and Mitchell Community College, Nick teaches applied saxophone and other music courses, and actively works with the Stanly County Concert Band, the Rowan Big Band All Stars, and conducts chamber ensembles in the Stanly County community as both performer and clinician. Nick also teaches music courses at South Piedmont Community College. In addition to his college teaching, Nick has experience working with young students ages 11-14, teaching them the basics of saxophone and reading music.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2015

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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Dr Nick seemed very patient and attentive. I am happy with the price and service.

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Nick is very methodical with lots of patience!

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Adjunct Faculty
Aug 2021 - Present
Mitchell Community College
Teach applied saxophone to students in the Fine Arts - Music program.
Adjunct Faculty
Oct 2020 - Present
South Piedmont Community College
Teach music courses such as Music Appreciation and History of Rock.
Musician/Proprieter
Jan 2020 - Present
Uwharrie Duo
The Uwharrie Duo formed in 2020 to offer a blend of traditional and contemporary chamber music performances and educational artistic-development workshops to residents of Stanly County and surrounding communities through recitals, lectures, and masterclasses. Its members include saxophonist Nick and pianist Zoey Brouthers. Nick and Zoey both currently serve on the faculty of Pfeiffer University located in Misenheimer, North Carolina.
Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone
Aug 2019 - Present
Pfeiffer University
Teaching applied saxophone to undergraduate music majors, music minors, and non-majors. Topics range from foundational skills, scales and technique, etudes and duets, selected classical repertoire, jazz improvisation, and pedagogy.
Musician
Mar 2019 - Present
Rowan Big Band All Stars
Playing saxophone in a big band ensemble. Description courtesy of the Rowan Big Band website: "The Rowan Big Band All Stars is an 18-piece community big band in the tradition of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and other early twentieth-century great bandleaders, home-based in Landis, North Carolina and specializing in Great American Songbook favorites and big band swing."
Musician/Chamber Ensemble Director
Feb 2019 - Present
Stanly County Concert Band
Playing saxophone in a concert band ensemble of local musicians volunteering their time and talent. Also contributes as the Director of Chamber Ensembles for the organization. Description courtesy of the SCCB website: "The mission of the Stanly County Concert Band is to provide lifelong participation in music and to enhance the cultural life of Stanly County and the region through free or low cost performances."
Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone
Aug 2017 - Dec 2018
Creighton University
Teaching applied saxophone to music majors, music minors, and non-majors. Topics range from foundational skills, scales and technique, etudes and duets, selected classical repertoire, jazz improvisation, and pedagogy.
Musician
Aug 2017 - May 2018
Johnny Manhattan Orchestra
Playing saxophone in a dance band ensemble. Description courtesy of the Johnny Manhattan Facebook page: "The Johnny Manhattan Orchestra is the premier BIG BAND orchestra in Lincoln, Nebraska. We are a 19 piece professional band with unmatched vocalists performing the BEST of the swing era tunes you know and love!"
Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone
Aug 2015 - May 2016
East Tennessee State University
Teaching applied saxophone to music majors, music minors, and non-majors. Topics range from foundational skills, scales and technique, etudes and duets, selected classical repertoire, jazz improvisation, and pedagogy. Also coordinated the saxophone quartet chamber ensemble and taught the saxophone portion of the woodwind methods course for music education majors.
Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2016 - Dec 2019
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Master of Music
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Appalachian State University
Bachelor of Arts
Aug 2008 - Aug 2013
Clemson University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
College Music Society, The
Aug 2016
The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.
North American Saxophone Alliance
Aug 2016
The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.
Pi Kappa Lambda
Dec 2015
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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Instructor details
Flute
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Long St Albemarle, NC
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30