To me, teaching music is about spreading joy.
As a teacher, I am committed to working in partnership with you, the student, as we explore your own innate creativity. Together, we build an atmosphere of patience, trust, and empathy so you feel comfortable to take risks and learn to celebrate the process as you acquire skills of music making. I incorporate pillars of the great traditions of flute pedagogy into "New School" approaches such as improvisation and mind-body awareness so that you build a solid foundation of classical technique that enables you to fluently communicate in the language of music.
In addition to my performance training, I earned a specialized teaching diploma (LRAM) from the Royal Academy of Music in London. I have taught extensively in both the US and UK and have held faculty appointments at City of London Academy, Concord Conservatory, Tufts University Community Music Programs, and in private lesson programs of Ipswich and Arlington Schools (Massachusetts). I am currently accepting students at all experience levels in my private studio in the greater Boston area. I love to hear from prospective students! Get in touch to inquire about joining my studio.
Why Join my Studio
Create. You will explore your creativity, develop critical thinking skills as an artist, and learn how to engage with and serve your communities as a musician.
Support. You will receive weekly individualized attention in a kind, supportive atmosphere (with lots of laughter and energy along our journey!). Whether you are a beginner learning your first notes, or an advanced student preparing for conservatory auditions, my lessons are tailored to achieve your goals and to accommodate diverse learning styles.
Perform. You can participate in regular performance opportunities, including annual recitals to celebrate progress and build community with peers.
Lead. Students lead their school's band and orchestra flute sections and earn top spots in the youth ensemble programs of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras.
Achieve. Students have earned acceptances to study music performance at the following institutions: Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Hartt School of Music, McGill University Schulich School of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Invest. Students have credited dedication to their flute studies as integral to their acceptances to pursue study in liberal arts disciplines at institutions such as Columbia University, New York University, College of the Holy Cross, Bentley University, and many more.
Working on Bach at the Institut de Musique 'Cemuchca' in Cap Haitian, Haiti
Nicholas’ teaching centers around the philosophy that character, expression, and musicality come first, and the technique required will follow the dictates of the music. He’s helped me to cultivate my musical intuition and taught me to trust in my musicianship. Nicholas has taught me more than just musical technique – he’s helped me develop a positive and productive approach to practice and music-making.
Former student, current undergraduate at
McGill University Schulich School of Music