Who is Nikk?
Nikk has been teaching professionally for over 15 years as a multi-instrumentalist and experienced instructor in voice, piano, and guitar, and works exclusively with over 100 students each week both in private and group classes. He has travelled across the U.S. performing on countless stages and in front of media networks including MTV and Disney. Nikk has held private
audiences with a variety of record producers and platinum selling artists with affiliations including Rascal Flatts, Colbie Caillat, Carrie Underwood, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Chris Brown, Michael W. Smith, Hillsong United, Mark Schultz, and Third Day. His songwriting and production work has made its way into the hands of such record companies/distribution reps including Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Studios Production Company, Indasoul Entertainment, CSM Words and Music, Upscale Records, Centricity Records, and others. He's received radio mention, as well as newspaper interviews (Lansing State Journal, Noise). His original work has received critique and positive acclaim from well recognized writers and artist development teams such as Marc Williams, Shele Sondheim, Don Poythress, James Tealy, and he's shaken hands with those that write and produce much of what's on radio today. Outside of the limelight, Nikk has trained students internationally and shared students with celebrity vocal coaches Brett Manning and Seth Riggs. Nikk has had the pleasure of watching his students sign record contracts, shoot music videos, perform live on television, and mature into their own musical successes. Nikk has also been a privately contracted piano accompanist for theatre programs in the Lansing, MI area, as well as having served on staff as a music director for various churches.
Blurb from Nikk:
I was fortunate enough to have been born into a family chock-full of professional singers and musicians on both sides. Needless to say, I always saw music as an inevitable part of my future. Recognizing many teachers, band mates producers, managers, and songwriters who've poured into me their knowledge and love of music, I consider myself extremely blessed. Taking what these mentors have helped me to achieve, and sharing that with students of my own is far more rewarding than any other credit. The one thing I love about teaching is being able to hear potential in someone even if that person can't hear it in themselves. Whether it be supplementing an awareness and knowledge of vocal mechanics with an already skillful singer, or talking new technique to discover untapped potential, what I love most is imparting inspiration into my students and hearing them say, "I didn't know I could do that!" The more you love something, the more you want to share it with others. Music carries so much passion. To nurture that in a student is awesome. Helping them grow and develop their abilities, and watching them succeed is one of the greatest experiences in the world.