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Nick Maclean

Toronto ON | M4X 1G7

About me

I'm Nick Maclean and I am a piano teacher, composer, performer and band leader. I teach students of all ages and levels of proficiency. I've been teaching privately for many years. I also teach at several lesson studios around the city and hold jazz improvisation masterclasses in various high schools around the GTA and in the wider Ontario region. I obtained my Bachelors of Music at Humber college as well as my Masters in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto. I perform frequently in and around Toronto in a freelance capacity as well as with the jazz fusion band that I lead, Snaggle.

www.nicholasmaclean.com

Specialties

I specialize in jazz performance, improvisation and composition but I routinely teach all genres including RCM exam prep.

Lesson details

Each of my students gets a personally tailored curriculum designed to target their weaknesses and allow them to pursue music that they find fun and interesting. I teach all styles and genres although I personally specialize in jazz.

Here's a little of what I bring to the table as a teacher:

* extensive experience and knowledge in performance, teaching, band leading, theory, composition and arranging

* Structured learning based off of the fundamentals of music and designed to promote critical thinking skills as well as strong and smart practice habits

* Theory, improvisation, technique and how to apply these concepts in the every day playing environment

* Understand the jazz tradition and develop strong listening habits

* Composition: learn to develop your ideas, create new ones and arrange them for various ensembles in an effective manner

Education and Accreditation

Bachelors of Music - Humber College

Masters of Jazz Performance - University of Toronto

Member of SOCAN and the American Federation of Musicians

Testimonials

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Monday 9am - 2pm
Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am - 9pm

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Childrens Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Improvisation
Jazz
Latin Rhythm
Lounge
Modern
Performance
Pop
Rhythm and Blues
Rock

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English