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Nick Knirk joined our staff in 2011 right as we opened The Performance Academy. We were fortunate to secure an instructor of his caliber. He has been molding the minds of tomorrow’s guitarist through private instruction and live performance for many years. Nick earned his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from the prestigious University of North Texas.

Nick works well with ages 12 and up. He has an easy to understand and motivating approach to his teaching methods that quickly help students reach their goals. Nick teaches beginning to advanced Rock, Pop, Jazz, R&B, and Country guitar. His specialties are intermediate to advance music theory, improvisation, and chord & melody.

Nick is recognized as one of the best live performance artist in the region and regularly performs in the McKinney and Frisco areas. His current instrumental album “Nick Pickin” received a raving review in Vintage Guitar magazine where they touted “His tastes are broad (and impeccable), and he has mostly “old ears” for a 37-year old.”

Nick is available for lessons on Tuesdays.