Nicholas began Violin and Piano lessons at the age of 5. He studied Classical Piano under Vladislav Kovalsky and Felix Molzer and Violin under Irina Kovalsky until age 10. At age 11 he began studying Piano under Dusty Micale of Music University who introduced him to jazz leading Nicholas to attend Rutgers Jazz Program. Nicholas has a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. At Mason Gross he studied personally with Jazz Legends including Stanley Cowell, Eddie Parlmieri, Bill O'Connell, and Fred Hersch. Nicholas currently performs weekly Solo Piano at the King George INN in Bristol PA every Saturday 6:30-10pm and Maras Continental Cuisine Every Friday 6-9pm South Amboy NJ. Nicholas has also received 2 Golden Key Festival Awards for 2nd and 3rd place in classical piano!