What Dr. Nick Miguel's students at

Grinnell College are saying:

"Nick is a phenomenal instructor and a wonderful person. He is a great listener and conveyor of complex ideas" 

"Nick is the best teacher/coach I have had in any subject ever"

"He is very attentive and creates a course according to my specific needs"

"He truly cares about the development of his students"

"Nick is truly one of the most amazing teachers I've ever had, musical or otherwise"

"He is very good at choosing repertoire based on his students' strengths and weaknesses and teaching multiple genres of music"

"Nick is very open and kind, which creates an environment that feels safe to ask questions and make mistakes"

"The best teacher I have had at Grinnell, hands down"

"He is able to communicate the sound he is looking for in a way few others can"

"My lessons were always fun, yet challenging"

"It's tough to think how this experience could be better"

"He is very patient and can hear and isolate any issues very well. In addition, he's extremely knowledgeable"

"His ear always catches what my voice is doing"

"Nick has a vast array of tools, knowledge, and anecdotes"

"I can't say how much I have enjoyed taking lessons with him"

"The exercises we do in class help me a lot. He is tough to get details right, but it's rewarding"

"He taught me to see the problem from different ways and solve them effectively and efficiently"

"He's just an amazing teacher"

"Nick gives incredibly honest and constructive feedback and creates a very comfortable environment"

"Nick is very good at identifying problems just by listening to my singing. He gives useful and immediate feedback before giving me exercises to work on"

"Enthusiasm, passion, and dedication are his greatest strengths"

"He is an extremely personable, great communicating, empathetic teacher: a consummate professional"

"Even I, myself, am amazed at how much progress I made over the course of two semesters"

"He has a knack for communicating difficult anatomical concepts around the throat and mouth"