Born in 1999 in Toronto, Ontario, Nicholas began taking piano lessons at a very young age with his grandmother, Arden Broadhurst. He started to sing in the Bach Children’s Chorus during grade school, and this sparked his passion for choral music. In Grade 7 Nicholas began his studies at St. Michael’s Choir School in downtown Toronto where he developed a love for and knowledge of sacred choral repertoire. During his time at the Choir School, Nicholas also learned to play the pipe organ under the direction of his first organ teacher, Peter Daly.
Having completed his A.R.C.T. in piano by Grade 12, Nicholas’ then theory teacher, David Stone, encouraged him to take some composition lessons to continue his development as a musician. Not only did these lessons promote an increase in overall musicianship, but they also caused a lasting fascination for composing and arranging.
After high school, Nicholas continued his studies at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Organ Performance with a minor in Composition. He studied organ with John Tuttle and composition with Roger Bergs, two fantastic musicians and educators. Nicholas now works professionally as an organist, pianist, singer, conductor, composer, arranger, and most recently as an audio and video editor for virtual choral productions.