About Nicholas

Located in Central New Jersey.  Nicholas began violin and piano lessons at the age of 5. Originally studying violin, Nicholas studied under Irina Kovalsky until age 10. That's when he decided that piano was his true passion. He studied Classical Piano under Vladislav Kovalsky and Felix Molzer.  At age 11, he began studying Piano under Dusty Micale of Music University who introduced him to jazz.  Nicholas went on to attend Rutgers Jazz Program at Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he earned his Bachelor's in Jazz Performance. At Mason Gross he studied personally with Jazz Legends; including Stanley Cowell, Eddie Parlmieri, Bill O'Connell, and Fred Hersch. Nicholas has also received 2 Golden Key Festival Awards for 2nd and 3rd place in classical piano. Nicholas now performs locally and teaches private beginner - advanced piano lessons at Victory Music School Staten Island NY.  Nicholas also teaches at Rock'n Music Academy in Red Bank, where he teaches beginner-advanced level keyboard and also instructs the Jazz portion of their Jazz & Blues master class.