October 3, 2017 [email protected] No comments exist

5 Ways Music Changes At-Risk Youth (And the One Way You Can Help) “Music can change the world because it can change people” – Bono With more than 30.7 million American children in low-income families, there’s no doubt that we need to help. That’s 43 percent of the children in our country! Research is clear…

October 11, 2016 [email protected] No comments exist

Piano is such a great starter instrument, which is why it’s the #1 choice for parents to start exposing their kids to music at Spark. I think it’s so important to give kids the ability to discover and express their creative side through music, but I’ve heard so many horror stories about parents taking their…

January 5, 2016 [email protected] No comments exist

As a working musician, I am quickly realizing how important it is to use technology to stay relevant. So many songwriters are using electronic samples and sounds that are vital to the song. For a drummer, this may mean using a sample pad to replicate different sounds. For a keyboardist, it may mean building synth…

December 21, 2015 [email protected] No comments exist

Why Is Music So Important? I started thinking about how important music is to our children and society. As I read articles understanding the importance, I realize how music is worked into many of the school subjects that kids are learning in school today. Science The science of music and sound is something that we…

April 27, 2015 [email protected] 1 comment

“Help! I need to buy a drum kit and have no idea where to start.”
There are so many options out there, so what is the best for you? Things that will factor in what the best option for you is going to be size/age of the students, noise tolerance, budget, needs, and features.

March 25, 2015 [email protected] 2 comments

Recently, I received a letter from a student reminding me how important my role is as a teacher.  Let’s start by reading this. “Hi, Nick Thank you for being my teacher these past 2 1/2 years.  I really appreciate you teaching me how to play.  I hope that your teaching career goes well and you…

March 18, 2015 [email protected] No comments exist

Well, here it is.  My first official blog post.  I can’t believe I am doing this, but here it goes anyways.  I am going to try to post once a week about different things I’ve learned as a teacher, performer, and student. Ever since I was a child, I’ve been obsessed with taking things apart…