I believe in the development of the whole artist. This requires a customized approach to teaching for each guitarist. As a result, each of my students are unique and have a personal approach to artistry and virtuosity. I make every effort to draw out each person’s gifts. There is no substitute for smart, purposeful practicing.
The root word of virtuoso is virtue. You can always tell how someone lives their life when you hear them play.
A beautiful, colorful, rich guitar tone is a paramount priority. The quality of the sound is both a “signature” and an interpretative tool. In addition, a thorough knowledge of performance practice, whatever the period of repertoire, is essential for the present day artist. We strive to perform music from each style period with a depth of understanding, to ideally recreate the composer’s vision of beauty.
My students have won competitions and professorships throughout the world. They are teachers and recording artists. Each one is an original. It’s been my honor to help them reach the highest levels of virtuosity, as well and the goals they have for their careers.
-Nicholas Goluses 2018