There’s no substitute for private one-on-one instruction. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or an old pro, it always helps to have personalized instruction.
High school bands, summer camps, community bands, etc. Nicholas can teach and direct a variety of genres and musical instruments.
Nicholas is a faculty member of the Carleton University Jazz Camp and occasionally runs his own Trumpet Bootcamp.
Nicholas is available to delivery master classes on request and occasionally organizes master classes with visiting musicians for his students.
Hi! I’m Nick Dyson.
I have loved music all my life and for the last 25 years I have been lucky enough to make a career out of my passion. I believe that anyone can learn how to play a musical instrument. All it takes is the drive to learn, a solid routine, and the persistence to keep going when things get difficult. Of course, having a good teacher to help guide you also helps.
When working with students one-on-one, I tailor each lesson to the student’s needs. I try hard to accommodate their interests while going at a pace that is comfortable for them, only pushing my students out of their comfort zone when I know they are ready.
I love sharing the joy of music with others. Nothing makes me prouder than seeing a student achieve their goals and reach levels they never imagined possible.
If you think you are ready for one-on-one lessons then I would love to meet you. Send me a message in the contact form below and let’s get started.
“I started off as an anxious third trumpet who always doubted her skills, but in the 2-3 years I worked with Nick I improved immensely.
The most valuable aspect of Nick’s teaching was his patience. Nick would break things down in a way that was easier.
The drills, exercises, tips and tricks on how to hit the right notes helped me develop the confidence I needed to sign up for band, orchestra and jazz band all the way until graduation.
Nick taught me to tackle the hard licks in fast songs and to improvise, and as a result, I was well-prepared for my final recital. Nick is patient and knowledgeable, and I certainly would not have been successful in concert band, orchestra, or jazz band without him.”
What Students Are Saying
I’ve grown so much as a musician in the four years that I’ve studied with Nick. Not only have I gained valuable knowledge, but he also showed me how to translate that knowledge into my playing.
Nick is an incredible teacher!
Note that private lesson spaces are limited. I will do my best to accommodate your scheduling needs.
how it works
Once you review the lesson options listed above, send me a message and let me know a little bit about you and what you would like to accomplish. Lessons are scheduled on an individual basis and take place online using Zoom videoconferencing. I will send you information on how to get started.
While my schedule can get pretty full, I will do my best to accommodate you. If we can’t for any reason make it work, or if you decide that I am not the right fit for you, I’ll be happy to refer you to another suitable teacher.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your lesson cancelation policy
Please provide 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel a lesson. Lessons cancelled at the last minute, or no shows, will be charged.
What are your payment methods?
Prices are in Canadian dollars and payments can be made by cash, check or e-transfer. If you wish to use a different method please let me know and we can discuss the options.