I offer private music lessons in Philadelphia, specializing in guitar and bass, music theory, improvisation, and songwriting and composition.While my lessons can cover a broad range of student interests, my students all gain a strong foundation in the fundamentals of music theory and are encouraged to explore their own creativity. My students are of a wide variety of skill levels and ages, from beginners and hobbyists to dedicated and experienced musicians, from kids to adults.
Lessons are available at my home in West Philadelphia/University City or at a student's home for affordable rates. I am also available for lessons via the internet, through Skype or Google Hangouts.
I am a full-time private lesson teacher and performer, and also write about the guitar for sites like Flypaper, the blog for online music education site Soundfly (check out my articles here: http://flypaper.soundfly.com/author/nickmillevoi/). With 15 years of teaching experience, I also have wide-ranging experience as a performer and composer in all styles, including rock, jazz, R&B, country, classical, and experimental music, gained through countless gigs throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.
Student references are available upon request. For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's my student, Benny, who's 16 yrs old, playing a shred-guitar version of etude no. 1 from Wohlfahrt's book of violin etudes:
Here's my student, eighth-grader Ruby, playing the melody to "Hallelujah," which she learned by ear:
Here's my student, Alexei, who's 16 years old, playing an acoustic version of "12th St. Rag" as played by Roy Clark:
Here's an interview with Maria and Laura from Philly-based rock band No Other where they mention our lessons together:
Nick Millevoi is a consummate master of the guitar. Whether you want to play ZZ Top, avant garde atonal styles, or even jazz standards, Nick has a huge range of experience and can provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to sound like a pro. I took lessons with Nick for over three years, and he jam packed each lesson with a wealth of information that not only helped me with what I had been working on that week, but that also encouraged me to explore other areas of music and become a better musician overall. He is kind, patient and professional, and strives to build friendships with each of his students. I’d recommend him to anyone from the beginner just starting out, to the advanced guitarist who wants to increase their knowledge and jump off into new areas of musical capability.
-William Fewer Reed
My daughter took weekly lessons with Nick for over a year. Nick is a wonderful and patient teacher and my daughter improved greatly while working with him. More importantly, Nick made it guitar lessons and playing the guitar fun and he was willing to incorporate music my daughter loves (like Taylor Swift) into the lessons. The best endorsement for Nick is that we recently moved to Seattle and my daughter's new teacher voluntarily told me that Nick had done a "great job" teaching my daughter. Nick was also considerate enough to help us find a guitar teacher out here in Seattle. I wish we could still work Nick. We miss him a lot!
Nick is the best! He taught both my boys how to play. He's patient and engaging, and the kids loved him. And good news for the parents: he comes to the house, is reliable and responsive. We all recommend Nick highly!
There are some things in life that I had always assumed I could never do: knowing how to solo on a guitar was one of them. I had played rhythm guitar here and there for over 15 years, but I had always just kept to the rhythm section, leaving the lead to others. And then I met Nick. I asked him, somewhat incredulously, whether he could teach me how to solo, and I didn't really believe him when he said he could. But, sure enough, through a series of increasingly addictive lessons, I actually learned how to do it. It was a journey into the landscape of sound, and I couldn't have asked for a better guide than Nick. He's not only an excellent guitar player, he's an excellent teacher, and that makes all the difference in the world. I highly recommend!