Do you like Jazz music and want to learn more about how it works? Do you want to learn how to improvise? Are you preparing for an audition for a university jazz program?

My name is Nick Maclean, I'm a multi award-winning jazz musician and composer and I can give you the instruction you need to delve into the world of jazz improvisation. I take students of all ages and skill levels, so whether you're a beginner looking for an alternative to the Royal Conservatory or an experienced improvisor preparing for a university jazz audition, you're in the right place!

Here's what parents/students are saying about my teaching:

“Nick is a fantastic piano teacher with a keen eye for flexibility. He works with spontaneity and intuition, these are assets we look for in a jazz instructor.”
- Delilah Russel (Parent)

"Nick's instruction combines a deep musical knowledge with some very effective pedagogy. As a teacher, he is great at quickly identifying the student's core areas that need improvement and finding the effective methods for addressing those needs. In just a few classes he has already helped me address musical issues I've carried with me for years and has also answered theoretical questions I've always had trouble understanding. Whatever your musical goals may be, Nick will do an amazing job helping you to achieve them!"
- Stephen Keller (Student)

“Nick’s lessons have been great! I have improved far faster than ever before and his willingness to tailor lesson plans to my needs has made the experience all that much better!”
- Daniel Tabet (Student)

"Nick is a phenomenal teacher. He is able to accurately asses his students' wants and needs. He also has the unique talent to deliver lessons and exercises which push the boundaries of the students' abilities and knowledge without being overwhelming. For me, the result of taking lessons with Nick has been a steady and palpable increase in my piano playing proficiency. I've greatly enjoyed my lessons with Nick and look forward to continuing working with him."
- Justin Tanas (Student)

“Nick is a very good piano teacher. Over the years I've had three others before him, and he is by far the most helpful. He is knowledgable, supportive, and has a great sense of humour. Learning piano as an adult, I recommend him!”
- John Montague (Student)


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Nick Maclean Quartet performs the Herbie Hancock classic 'One Finger Snap'

Nick Maclean Quartet performs 'Elasticity of Time and Space'

Currently Accepting Beginner and Advanced Level Students
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