Nick is a full-time student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2017 – present), completing a bachelor of Jazz Performance. Nick grew up on the Central Coast and in Newcastle. He has been playing guitar since an early age and teaching for 11yrs. In 2016, Nick achieved a band 6 in HSC music, was nominated for Encore, and was a Youth in Performing Arts (YIPA) scholarship recipient. Since being at the Conservatorium, Nick has studied alongside distinguished guitars such as Mark Johns, Steve Brien and Carl Dewhurst. He has carved a place for himself in the Sydney Jazz scene, regularly performing for both corporate functions and in original ventures. Nick is passionate about sharing his love of music through teaching and is particularly interested in Jazz, improvised music and emerging techniques of sound creation. Nick is proficient in a vast range of genres, as well as being skilled in teaching music theory, and notation. Nick’s key musical influences include Ry Cooder, Bill Frisell, Howlin’ Wolf, Ted Greene and Wes Montgomery.