Nick Petty is a Musician, Producer, and all around art enthusiast. Born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah, Nick currently lives and teaches in Millcreek Utah, and performs around the United States.
Starting his music education at the School of Rock, Nick quickly found a deep interest in guitar, studying classic rock, metal, and grunge. A few years at SOR led him to join the elite School of Rock All Stars, giving him the opportunity to tour with musicians from the west coast. It was on this tour Nick decided he wanted to play music professionally.
Nick attended The University of Utah where he was first introduced to Jazz, and Snow College where he was able to study with Julliard faculty including Rodney Jones, Carl Allen, Ron Blake, and several others before finding his place at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
At Berklee, Nick was exposed too many musical styles and playing concepts. Here, he played settings including Soul Jazz and Neo-soul, Drum and Guitar hip-hop duo at bars and clubs, Flamenco and Middle Eastern music and Silver Arrow wedding band gigs. During this time, Nick produced and led 6 performances including a CAF show which has footage available on YouTube. While at Berklee, he was able to study with guitarists David Tronzo, Mick Goodrick, Julian Lage and Dave Fiuczynski, as well as pianist Kenny Werner. Dedicated to taking his experience further, he spent a semester abroad at Berklee Valencia in Spain, where he studied Spanish/Flamenco Guitar, Electronic Dance Music, and Video Production. He graduated in 2017 with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production, and a minor in Music Technology and Innovation. Currently, Nick is pursuing a Masters in Contemporary Music Performance from University of West London.
As a professional guitarist, Nick has toured with internationally acclaimed artists including David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco, and has shared the stage with artists including Awol Nation, Collin Raye, and Lonestar. He also plays internationally with the party/event band Groove Merchants.
As an educator, Nick heads the guitar department at the Salt Lake School for Performing Arts teaching Guitar, Theory, Songwriting, and Ensembles, as well as adjunct faculty teaching at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.