Nick Stoubis is a musician, producer, composer, session-player, author, and educator. He is a professor of practice at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA where he has taught since 1997 and is the Chair of the prestigious Studio Guitar Program in the Division of Contemporary Music. Nick is a leading educator and his teaching skills and consulting have been sought out by leading musicians, actors, and companies throughout Hollywood and the world. He has co-authored four books with Mel Bay Publications, including GUITAR FOR STUDENTS: A Method for the Classroom and Private Student (by Rick Schmunk and Nick Stoubis), PLAYING THE BLUES: Blues Rhythm Guitar (by Nick Stoubis and Steve Trovato), FINGERBOARD MASTERY: Scales and Arpeggios, Book One (by Frank Potenza and Nick Stoubis) and FINGERBOARD MASTERY: Scales and Arpeggios, Book Two (by Frank Potenza and Nick Stoubis). Nick has worked with Fender as a consultant for Fender Play and was instrumental in developing the curriculum for the learning platform along with writing numerous articles for www.fender.com. As a solo recording artist, he released MOSAIC: The Music of Greece and The Burbank Tapes EP for Aegis Infinity Records. He also composes and records music for television which can be heard on networks such as HBO, NBC, CBS, Fox, Univision, HGTV, Showtime, TVland, Lifetime, GSN, SyFy, Oxygen, Animal Planet, History, TLC, OWN, SPIKE, Nat Geo WILD, Reelz, National Geographic, and TBS among others (click here for a list of television work). He has written and recorded with numerous artists and is an in-demand producer and session musician. Nick has worked extensively with Jaden Smith and his playing and writing are featured on multiple releases with the platinum-selling artist. He also has taught Willow Smith and Jaden Smith among a number of other high profile students.