Berklee Alum

Ron Nicolai

Berklee Alum
Singer, guitarist, songwriter, musician, teacher, performer, writer, actor, recording artist, screen writer 
Port St. Lucie, FL
Member since 2013

About Me

LIBRA ENTERPRISES

I have over forty years experience as an entertainer and do my own promotion with newspaper club notices, posters, flyers and internet calendars. I have reliable transportation, a current passport and a current, clean drivers’ license.

Presently I’m performing solo, doing hit songs of the 60’s and 70’s. I have performed on television, in concerts, at country clubs and yacht clubs, night clubs, lounges, restaurants and coffee houses to a 25-60 age group. My play lists also includes Pop, Soft Jazz, Rock, Country, and Standards and can be tailored to fit any type of crowd.

I use an Ovation acoustic/electric 6 string guitar as my main instrument and use a Yamaha 250 Watt sound system with two, 4 speaker cabinets with Shure microphones, also have Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster 6 strings, a Fender Precision bass guitar, a Crate 50 Watt bass amp, a Fender 160 Watt amplifier, a Korg Keyboard, and a Fender 90 Watt amp; all professional equipment.

I play the standard four 45 minute sets for $200 – $175 depending on how many consecutive nights booked, steady rotating booking, etc. Hours and fees are always negotiable. Thank you for your time and consideration. Please feel free to contact me any time.

E-mail – ronnicolai@outlook.com

Experience & Education

Current

  • Vocalist and Guitarist for Performed solo
    October 1980 to Present (over 37 years)

    From 1980 to 2012, I also performed solo, just voice and guitar, in concerts, lounges, coffee houses, clubs, casinos, yacht clubs, country clubs, restaurants and televised and video performances, playing Rock, Pop, Country, Blues, Jazz and standards.

Past

  • Guitar/Bass Teacher for Jam Music
    January 2012 to January 2014 (over 2 years)

    Taught beginner to intermediate guitar and bass guitar, music theory, taught beginner drums, also did minor guitar repairs and set-ups on guitars and bass guitars

  • Guitarist, Singer for Libra Enterprises
    1987 to 2007 (over 20 years)

    6 concerts, Hubbard Park MPTF Summer Music Concert Series, Meriden, Ct. Performed at New Haven, Ct. Country Clubs' annual summer barbecue party. 2 concerts for the Hartford Institute of Living, Hartford, Ct. Performed at The Tavern on the Green, New Haven, Ct.

  • Guitarist, Singer for Libra Enterprises
    1987 to 2007 (over 20 years)

    4 concerts, for C.S.A. Songwriters’ Showcase, soloist & w/my band "PEGASUS". Performed at Southington Pine Valley Country Club, Ct. 3 Band performances at Palisades Park, N.J. summer music concerts. Performed at the Province Town Yacht Club, Cape Cod, Ma.

  • Guitarist, singer for Libra Enterprises
    1987 to 2007 (over 20 years)

    Played w/Country Connections' band of the year at San Dimas Holiday Inn, Ca. Performed for Chevy Chase Country Clubs' annual summer award dinner, Ca. 2 Private parties at Malibu Racquet Club & stars' homes in Malibu, Ca. 1 Concert with Rosalind Grahams' Gospel group for an L.A. charity.

  • Guitarist, Singer for Libra Enterprises
    1987 to 2007 (over 20 years)

    Solo performance, Horseshoe Casino lounge, Bell Gardens, Ca. Performed w/Viva Fresh Cantina lounge house band Burbank, Ca. Performed at Highland Grounds, Stageleft & Know Where coffee houses Ca. Performed W/Hubbard Orchestra, at the New Haven, Ct. Yacht Club Party for the Americas Cup Winners

  • Guitarist, Singer for Libra Enterprises
    1987 to 2007 (over 20 years)

    Televised on PBS Ch. 58, "Coffeehouse" program, Marina Del Rey, Ca. Televised w/PEGASUS Ch.3 Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, E. Hartford, Ct. Televised on Ch. 22 “STARSTRUCK" talent program, Springfield, Ma. Performed at New London Holiday Inn lounge & the Mystic Steak Loft, Ct.

  • Songwriter, Lyricist, Composer for Libra Enterprises
    1987 to 2007 (over 20 years)

    Semifinalist American Song Festival Lyric Competition 7 professional category Top 10% Merit Award UNISONG International Song Contest professional category Top 10% Honorable Mention Music City Song Festival professional category. 3 Honorable Mentions World Music Song Contest professional level

  • Composer, Musician for Libra Enterprises
    2002 to 2003 (about a year)

    Two of my instrumental Jazz compositions; "Honeymoon Suite" and "Lennys' Tune" were featured in the American Film Institutes' 2003 AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival and pre-event television commercials for ten days.

  • Guitarist, Vocalist, Bass guitar for Various Bands
    1964 to October 1998 (over 34 years)

    Played Guitar, bass guitar and sang lead and background vocals with various Rock, Jazz, Country, Blues, Pop, Dance, Wedding and showcase bands from 1964 to 1998 in New Jersey, New York, Florida, Connecticut, Bermuda, Massachusetts and California.

  • Guitar Instruction Manual Author for Libra Music Enterprises
    February 1996 to November 1997 (about a year and a half)

    I authored both a beginners' and Intermediate guitar instruction manuals, with accompanying tapes.

  • Songwriter, Lyricist, Instructor for Libra Enterprises
    1983 to 1987 (over 4 years)

    1 poem (song lyric) was published in the “America at the Millennium” Poetry book. Had 1 song lyric published in the “On the Road” Lyricists' Anthology book. I had 6 songs and lyrics published in the “Ct. Songwriters Association Songbook”.

  • Guitar/bass Teacher for The Music Box
    May 1986 to June 1987 (about a year)

    Taught beginner to intermediate guitar and bass guitar, music theory, taught beginner drums, also did minor guitar repairs and set-ups on guitars and bass guitars

  • Guitar/bass Teacher for Betterini Music
    April 1985 to June 1987 (over 2 years)

    Taught beginner to intermediate guitar and bass guitar, music theory, taught beginner drums, also did minor guitar repairs and set-ups on guitars and bass guitars

  • Teacher for Libra Enterprises
    1985 to 1986 (about a year)

    I taught an advanced poetry ( song lyric ) writing seminar at the University of Hartford, Ct. for Professor Paul S. Stacy of the English Department.

  • Showcase Concert Production for Connecticut Songwriters Association
    March 1984 to October 1986 (over 2 years)

    I served on the Connecticut Songwriters Association Showcase Concert Production Committee, co-authored the songwriters showcase concert production procedures manual and produced showcase concerts around the state.

  • Song screening and evaluation for Connecticut Songwriters Association
    April 1982 to September 1984 (over 2 years)

    I served on the Connecticut Songwriters Association song screening and evaluation committee for members' songs, giving feed-back, tips and critiques on original songs; lyrics, composition, melodies, structure, etc..

  • Guitar teacher for The Meriden Music Studio
    January 1967 to June 1968 (about a year and a half)

    Taught beginner to intermediate guitar and bass guitar also did minor guitar repairs

Education

  • Associate Degree in Music at Almeda University
    2002 to 2004 (2 years)
  • in at Al Stewart - Private Guitar Instruction
    1986 to 1987 (1 years)
  • in at Terry Higgins - Private Guitar Instruction
    1978 to 1980 (2 years)
  • in at Bill Leavitt - Berklee Guitar Instructor
    1968 to 1969 (1 years)
  • in Arranging and Composing and Instrumental Peformance at Berklee College of Music
    1968 to 1969 (1 years)
  • in at Al Faraldi - Private guitar instruction
    1965 to 1966 (1 years)
  • in at Lenny Pugliese - Private guitar instruction
    1964 to 1965 (1 years)
  • in at Emil DeCosmo - Private guitar instruction
    1962 to 1964 (2 years)