Guitar Lessons Branford, CTNicky Nasko

Teaching Method:

Do you want to learn how to read music?
Do you need an emphasis on music theory?
Do you want to learn popular rock songs through ear training and transcriptions?
Do you need to improve your rhythm playing?
Do you want to learn how to solo in an array of styles?

All of this is achieved in a modern and relaxed studio environment with everything students need to reach their goals.

Students have access to a vast library of transcriptions collected over 25 years of teaching. Copies can be made for students to take home with them and lessons can be recorded and taken home for later reference. Nick also has quick access to any transcription he may not have on hand.

Add to all this one of the great personalities in music in this region for nearly 40 years and you have the perfect formula to make strides toward anything you want to achieve with your guitar playing.

Education and Experience:

Napi BrowneMore than 25 years teaching the Nicky Nasko Rock Guitar System.

University of New Haven Special Lecturer, Guitar Instruction (1986-1993 and 2004-present).

Studied privately with a concentration on theory and practice with some of the following legendary instructors (1960-1975):

Frank D'Amato
Sal Salvador
Joe Bianco
Tony Lombardozzi

University of Bridgeport with concentration in Music Education (1970-1973).

American Guild of Authors and Composers, New York (1981).

As a performer, played, jammed with or opened for the following acts (1972-present)

Rick Derringer
Michael Bolton
Reba McIntire, Martina McBride and Sarah Evans
Jay and The Americans
David Johanssen
Frankie Valli
Dan Hartman
Lucy Simon
G.E. Smith, Saturday Night Live Band
Steve Buslowe, bassist and musical director for Meatloaf
Craig MacGregor bassist for Foghat
Jack Sonni, guitarist for Dire Straits and Jayne Olderman Band
Pat Rush , guitarist with Johnny Winter and James Cotton
Bobby Torello, drummer with Johnny Winter and Michael Bolton
Mickey Curry, drummer for Hall & Oates and Bryan Adams

Worked with Thom Lowery (tour manager of Crosby, Stills and Nash) of Anam Cara Music in the Rose Coppola Project on a new artist development collaboration with:

Joe Vitale of the James Gang/Eagles
Glenn Jordan, noted Nashville songwriter, acclaimed for his work on The X-Files.

Studio session work at:

Bearsville Studios, Woodstock, N.Y.
Connecticut Recording Studios
Presence Studio
Horizons Studio Long Hill Recording
Trod Nossel Studios for jingle/corporate clients Stone School of Business, CIGNA, Yale Co-Op, Nicotra Wiler, Hood Ice Cream.

Master and demo projects with producers, including John Titta, vice president of Warner Chapel Music.
Performed with top regional acts in New England, including rock group Napi Browne (1976-82) -- which played at WPLR's 1978 People's Choice concert at the Waterbury Palace and had the opening track on WHCN's 1980 Homespun album -- and the innovative rock duo Kid Gloves (1982-83).

Toured nationally as lead guitarist for rock group Strawbed, which had several regional release Top Ten records (1972-75).

Other achievements:

Honorable Mention Winner, American Song Festival

Compositions "signed" by New York and Philadelphia Music Publishers

Writer member BMI