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Lewis Nitikman

Name: Lewis Nitikman
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Location: Sheffield
United Kingdom S6
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An experienced and award winning musician, producer and songwriter with over 30 years experience in the music industry. Skilled at enabling others to fulfill their musical potential. Excellent organisational skills and interpersonal skills at all levels. Possesses a strong can-do attitude and commitment to high standards of achievement combined with a great ability to develop projects and musicians by using my knowledge, energy and enthusiasm to benefit the task at hand.


Piano Teacher – Harmony Music School, June 2012 to December 2012
46 Stocks hill, Sheffield S35 9
Teaching piano and theory to students from age 7 to 40 years.

Creative Director – Art Music Ltd (Independent Record Label), DATE – Present
1 Birley Lane, Sheffield
Liasing with regional, national and international radio and record labels for the purposes of securing air play and distribution for Art Music Ltd. Writing press releases and liasing with industry personnel. Organising pressing and art for c.d release. Booking venues for live performances. Musical Director. Booking studios and studio personnel. Co-producing music. Marketing co-ordination. Business development.

Entertainment Co-ordinator - CW Enterprises Ltd march 15th 2010 to December 2012 Booking events and entertainment. Accompanying musicians, scoring charts. Looking for new bands.

Staff Songwriter 2008 - Cordova Bay Entertainment Group Inc, 2008 - 2010
2750 Quadra Street, Suite 209, Victoria BC, V8 4EB Canada
Signed to publishing contract. Song writing. Scored short film called ‘Lovin Loretta’ which was shown at 5 of the major film festivals including the San Francisco Film Festival.

Music Theory & Production Teacher - Pacific Audio Visual Institute, 2009
34 West, 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1M7, Canada
Taught 90 students music production and theory. Created own courses.

Self Employed Musician & Producer - 1988 to Present
Signed by Virgin Records. Released, produced and wrote 2 Canadian Gold winning albums. ‘Diamond in the Rough’ spawned 3 hit singles. “Where Is Love” was the 14th most played song in Canada in 1989-1990, and The ballad “I Wish There Was A Way” was number 6 for 10 weeks.
Performed and recorded with best songwriters in LA, Nashville ad Toronto. Commissioned by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to record a commercial. Produced various national and regional commercials. Scored original music for TELUS, for four major promotional videos, one of which already won a production award for TELUS.
Performed with the Catherine St. Germaine band in a successful Canada Week concert appearance in Taipei, Taiwan, after which he was invited back to Asia to produce a single on an album for one of Asia’s top recording artists. The artist is Jo Wahl Jin and the single is Separate Lives which is being played throughout Asia. Other projects have included fundraising for a special needs school including working with the children to produce original songs.

Keyboard Player for Grammy nominated RCA recording artists ‘Stonebolt’ 1984-1992
Toured around the Japan, United states, Canada and recorded 1 of 4 albums. Performed on television. Toured with the Beach Boys and Burton Cummings. During this time I took a two year sabbatical and went to Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts. In order to pay way I taught piano privately.

Experienced user of Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook Express. Musical sequencing software.


Berklee College of Music - 1984-1986
Won 2 scholarships to learn composition - straight A average, 4 semesters.

Langara College, Vancouver - 1979-1980
Studied one year of Psychology, Philosophy, English - grade B average (left to be professional musician).

Prince of Wales High School, Vancouver - 1997
High School Diploma

References available on request
Additional Specialisms: Session Work, Contemporary Music
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