St. George Piano Lessons

Suzuki Piano Basics in St. George, Utah is piano training that uses a step-by-step disciplined approach and teaches a high level of performance ability taught by Paul Nickels, a Suzuki specialist for over 35 years.

The spirit of Shinichi Suzuki lives on in Mr. Nickels. He embodies Shinichi Suzuki's ideals and philosophies. Shinichi Suzuki once said, ""My dream is for the happiness of all children. I feel respect and friendly feelings for everyone. In particular, I cannot help but feel respect and warm feelings for young children. And my heart brims over with a desire to help make all the children born upon t

09/08/2021

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Seven-year-old learning to play, not just notes, but the technique of HOW to play the notes: lifting, dropping, finger tip action, moving across the keyboard.

09/05/2021

Another First Day at the piano, learning posture, body balance and tone. Note the adjustable seat, foot support and The Smile!

Another First Day at the piano, learning posture, body balance and tone. Note the adjustable seat, foot support and The Smile!

08/25/2021

She’s learned a Bach Minuet - she turned four three months ago. Little kids can learn! Notice the footrest and adjusted seat.

08/23/2021

Suzuki student playing with two hands after 8 months of study.

06/30/2021

Can you keep up?

Fun angle to watch fingers! “Red” by Kevin Olson.

06/03/2021

Gigue in Bb, second section.

06/02/2021

When I see ads for selling pianos there is usually a person at a piano who is so obviously incompetent I have to grit my teeth! Floppy fingers, sagging wrist and posture that sucks... THIS is what playing piano should look like - poise, balance, focus and ease of motion! Should I start loaning my students out for photo shoots?

When I see ads for selling pianos there is usually a person at a piano who is so obviously incompetent I have to grit my teeth! Floppy fingers, sagging wrist and posture that sucks... THIS is what playing piano should look like - poise, balance, focus and ease of motion! Should I start loaning my students out for photo shoots?

05/20/2021

Claude Debussy’s “Le Petit Negre”

Here’s a bouncy, happy bit of Debussy!

05/14/2021

Justin playing the Color Blue by Kevin Olson

05/14/2021

May 13, 2021

Justin plays the Color Red by Kevin Olson

[05/12/21]   Twelve year-old student playing Mozart’s 12Variations on Twinkle

05/05/2021

Justin playing “the Color Yellow” by Kevin Olson

04/26/2021

Arvind’s full concert starts tonight at 7:30 (4-26-21)

Sonatina In A Minor Georg Anton Bend by Wells Robertson age 11 03/22/2021

Sonatina In A Minor Georg Anton Bend by Wells Robertson age 11

https://youtu.be/CeB3nP0Lk1c

My student Wells playing Sonatina in a minor by Georg Benda Feb 6, 2021

Sonatina In A Minor Georg Anton Bend by Wells Robertson age 11

03/15/2021

11 year old student playing Chopin Mazurka Op. 67 no. 1

03/11/2021

Chopin Waltz

11 year old student plays Chopin waltz

02/05/2021

Dance from Jolster By Edvard Grieg

My student Justin with a Norwegian dance by Grieg. Sort of a miniature concerto - short, but virtuosic!

12/13/2020

St. George Piano Lessons

Just sharing what some students have prepared for next week. Nice work trading melodic elements in a complexly textured overlay. Rhythmically solid.

Duets are great! It’s a real test of maturity in playing to blend your skill with another. Here’s a pair of students with a Christmas medley all ready for next week!

12/12/2020

This little three-year-old is really getting it together with both hands - and loving it!

12/12/2020

Away in a manger for four hands

Duets are great! It’s a real test of maturity in playing to blend your skill with another. Here’s a pair of students with a Christmas medley all ready for next week!

[11/12/20]   Justin nailed this Bach Invention today! No. 8 in F Major.

11/02/2020

Here’s the old Alfred Hitchcock TV theme played by 11year-old student.

11/02/2020

They’re never too young!

3 year old Anna is developing a fine legato touch with excellent balance and finger strength.

stgeorgepianolessons.com 10/22/2020

ST. GEORGE PIANO LESSONS

Check out the new website, recently refurbished! Share it with your friends and family or anyone you know looking for piano lessons in the area!
http://www.stgeorgepianolessons.com

stgeorgepianolessons.com Paul's 6th child, Amy, playing at 19 months old. Mastering posture, balance and focus

04/16/2020

Okaaay, a new post here as of old tax day, April 15th. This is to announce that I have joined the digital revolution and can now carry on lessons via the Internet. At the moment I am getting comfortable with FaceTime, accommodating Apple iOS devices, so if you would like to try a FaceTime contact or schedule a "distance learning" lesson, reach out to me at my cell (702-313-8425) or message me here to get started!

04/01/2020

Student wins 1st place playing Kabelevsky Sonatina Op.13 No. 1 Presto

My student Justin, performing Kabalevsky Op.13 No.1 3rd movement for SUPAF, March 7, 2020. He won first place. (This is only the second half.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLIMP-Ld62w

My Suzuki piano student won 1st place with this piece at SUPAF March 2020

[03/17/20]   My student Mia, age 14, playing Minuet 1 from the Bb Partita of J S Bach, at SUPAF, March 7.

[03/17/20]   Attention all students! In keeping with the times the new piano lesson protocol will require, BEFORE the ritual piano bow, the ritual student hand washing and keyboard wipe! And of course, take the usual precaution of covering sneezes in elbows should they arise. AND, maybe you can double your daily practice!

[03/15/20]   My student Arvind R practicing Clementi Op. 36 no.1, 3rd movt. He was requested to play at the SUPAF honors recital.

03/15/2020

My student Justin G performing at SUPAF, ending of Kabalevski's opus 13, no. 1, 3rd movt, March 7. Fireworks! Earned him an Honors Recital. Way to go Justin!

[03/14/20]   SHOUTOUT to Justin Gulbranson and Arvind Ramesh for being selected to SUPAF's Honors Recital, March 26th. Congratulations on your fine performances!

[12/31/19]   New activity underway with the Piano Band, a piano ensemble for young teen players. Play unison pieces, play ensembles for four or more parts. Open to any READING student. Call me for details. 435 652-1959

11/27/2019

My student Courtney performing Arabesque of Burgmuller. Notice the articulate finger work and free - weight balance in the arms. Bravo!

11/27/2019

Nutcracker Sugar Plum Fairy Paul Nickles Piano Band 2019

11/27/2019

Sonatina by Clementi

My student Seva R. performing her Clementi Sonatina Op. 36 #3, summer of 2019

://youtu.be/TuSkgDV4hZY

Seva Robertson age 13 DSU Castle Rock Honors Concert

Our Story

Hi, My name is Britni West. I am a Suzuki Mom. My child is a student of Paul Nickels from Suzuki Piano Basics in St. George, Ut.
I started this page as a favor to Mr. Nickels because I appreciate him so much. The spirit of Shinichi Suzuki lives on in Mr. Nickels. He embodies Shinichi Suzuki's ideals and philosophies. Shinichi Suzuki once said, ""My dream is for the happiness of all children. I feel respect and friendly feelings for everyone. In particular, I cannot help but feel respect and warm feelings for young children. And my heart brims over with a desire to help make all the children born upon the earth fine human beings, happy people, people of superior ability. My whole life energies are devoted to this end." As a Suzuki Mom, whose child has been in the tutelage of Mr. Nickels, I have seen this beautiful outlook portrayed by Mr. Nickels.
This page is devoted to Mr. Nickels and his studio, Suzuki Piano Basics in St. George, Ut, for the purpose of creating more awareness of the valuable resource he is to the children and parents of our community in St. George, Utah. As well as building a community among Suzuki parents and teachers to help share ideas and give support to one another.

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Can you keep up?
Claude Debussy’s “Le Petit Negre”
Justin playing the Color Blue by Kevin Olson
May 13, 2021
Chopin Waltz

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