Nik is a graduate of the Jazz course at Leeds College of Music and is a very in demand session player and performer working throughout the UK.

In his role as an educator Nik has taught at the British Academy Of New Music in London,where he taught Ed Sherran,and currently teaches at Hull University on the Jazz and Popular Music course as a guitar Instructor, and Leeds College Of Music as a Post Graduate professional Mentor,on the MMus Course,he also teachers in some of Leeds and London’s most outstanding schools.

He has taught many current and past students privately from Leeds College Of Music studying on either the BA (Hons) Jazz or Popular Music courses. Many of Nik’s students have gone on to become professional musicians working in the music industry.

Experienced in teaching all ages and abilities from beginners to advanced, lesson plans are focused on the individuals personal goals and needs. Nik also specialises in Jazz, Blues,Funk,Pop and Improvisation to advanced level and runs his teaching service from his fully equipped home studio.


Areas of focus:


Time Feel, Note choice, Fingerboard Knowledge, Theory, Composition, Improvisation, Reading, Harmonic vocabulary and Stylistic awareness as well as much more.

Lessons are available at my home studio or via Skype at £30 P/H, home Visits Also Available.

Discounts for Group and Block Booked Lessons, CRB Checked, Grades Taught-1-8, ABRSM, Rock School, Trinity, All Styles

Contact  Nik directly on 07554336051

Email: Nicksvarc@Yahoo.com



‘Nik is a fantastic teacher. His knowledge and repertoire is seemingly endless and he has picked apart my playing and got me on the right track after a break from the guitar!’-Christo Pasiou

‘I can recommend Nik highly. I’m a bassist branching out into guitar and working on studying theory and expanding my musicality, Nik is helping me out a great deal. He gets right to the point and has helped me figure out the most effective approach – especially applying theory and making it a musical endeavour. I’ll definitely be continuing my lessons.’-Tim Loudon

‘I highly recommend Nik Svarc’s tuition. Whether he’s teaching a complete beginner, or helping a more advanced player reach the next level, he knows exactly how to communicate the knowledge he has to share. The lessons are conveyed so clearly and concisely with focus on your needs and goals. Nik, as a professional musician/teacher will build your confidence and increase your skills, allowing you to become the guitarist you always wanted to be. A truly great teacher will make you fall in love with the process of discovery so that you can unlock the best within you.’- Marios Adamopoulos (Hull University )


‘I highly recommend Nik Svarc’s guitar tuition to all beginners and advanced players.

I have previously learned a lot in the music college and achieved a jazz degree. But after taking 4 lessons from Nik, I feel that I’m still a fresher to the guitar world. Nik, as a highly professional performer and teacher, is extremely knowledgeable and skilful in presenting ideas. He can quickly recognise what I need to and want to work on after seeing my playing, and he has been very patient but continuing to push me out of my comfort zone.

If you are serious about guitar learning, give yourself a chance to be taught by Nik. It’s not only fun and enjoyable, but you will also be inspired!’-Fabien Wong



Had a few lessons with Nik so far. Really chilled vibe, combines great technical ability and knowledge and works at a comfortable pace. Lessons don’t feel contrived and evolve to suit your needs. Being self taught I felt there were gaps in my knowledge that lead my playing to stagnate. After only a few lessons I’ve gained a renewed sense of enthusiasm for playing and drive to advance further. All I need now is practice!-Shaun Williams