Nick Medlock has had a love of music since his first rainbow xylophone at the age of 3. When his parents got a piano in his house at age 6, he couldn’t stop playing it. Both of his parents were naturally gifted in music, and, as a child, Nick took every opportunity to make as much music as he could on many different instruments.

His first paying performance came when his middle school jazz band director hired him on trombone to perform in the youth band. There he learned many skills about performing and improvising, and he even met some of his future high school music teachers. Nick attended North High School for 3 and a half years taking group guitar, and he performed in marching, symphonic, and jazz bands. He transferred to Arizona School for the Arts and was awarded scholarships for private Guitar from ASU professor Charles Houlihan and private trombone from Kim Ohlemeyer of the Phoenix Symphony. Arizona School for the Arts also awarded him with the honored John Philips Sousa Award in 1998.

Nick’s teaching career started immediately after graduating from high school in 1998, and he has been a full-time teacher since 2001. Nick also served as the head of worship and youth minister of Living Stones Christian Church for over 10 years. Nick has never lost the desire to perform; he continues to play bands in various styles of music to stay active and is currently the lead guitarist of the band New Wave Order.


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