Nicholas was born May 13 1992 in Hazlet, New Jersey. He 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 30-10 and Maras Continental Cuisine Every Friday 6-9 South Amboy NJ, and teaches private piano lessons at Victory Music School Staten Island NY, Rock'n Music Academy in Red Bank. Nicholas has also received 2 Golden Key Festival Awards for 2nd and 3rd place in classical piano.