Yamaha Class Instructor
Private Piano Instructor
Private Guitar Instructor
John Nuckols is a full time musician and educator and has been teaching at Lacefield Music since he graduated from college in 2012. He holds a degree in Music Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis where he intensely studied both piano and guitar. During his time at UMSL, he was selected to compose and perform music for MADCO (Modern American Dance Company). John was one of four piano students selected to go to Russia where he performed Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin as well as pieces by Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.
John is also one of Lacefield's Yamaha certified teachers, specially trained to teach the Yamaha Junior Music Course, Young Musician’s Course and Music Wonderland. John’s unique background in both piano and guitar has given him in-depth experience with many genres of music, from classical and jazz to pop and rock. He has prepared students for JazzU and college auditions, to join their first band, or even to become educators themselves. John is passionate about sharing his love of music with his students and loves helping his students reach their musical goals - be it performance, technique, composition, theory, or ear training.