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Nick Rousseau

Nick Rousseau is a Brooklyn based guitarist and composer He likes to share thought provoking and emotionally compelling music with whomever he can. He’s greatly influenced by musicians across many genres, and whenever he plays he brings all of his influences to the table and creates music that's honest, while bringing out the parts he loves. He enjoys harmonic complexities and polyrhythmic feels, but also lyrical melodies and simple ideas.

In May 2017, he acquired a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He also graduated from New York University in May 2021, where he acquired his Masters of Music degree in Jazz Studies. In addition to studying at NYU, he was a Graduate Adjunct Instructor of non-degree jazz guitar lessons. He has studied privately with musicians such as Alvaro Bermudez, Tom Lippincott, Gary Campbell, Eric Hofbauer, Ben Schwendener, Ari Hoenig, Alex Sipiagin, Alan Ferber, Chris Potter, and Wayne Krantz.


Primary Instrument



New York City

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


I'm a guitarist, composer, and educator who is currently based out of Brooklyn, NY. In my life I've had many opportunities to play with, study with, and get to know many fantastic musicians who have been so generous to share their precious knowledge with me. Most of the reason that I teach is to give back to the community that has helped me so much and helped me build into the person I am today. As a teacher, I believe that we all have our unique gifts to give to the world, and it's my job to be able to identify that and encourage it, delivering materials to help the student grow while developing their unique musical and personal voice

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