MusiQwest Education

MusiQwest Education

5.0 (6)
9 hires on
6 years in business

About this pro

Begin the journey of music with MusiQwest!
In-Home Lessons with international educator Nolan McFadden in
- Guitar
- Vocals
- Ukulele
- Mandolin
- Musical ABC's & 1,2,3's
- Improvisation
A world of music and fun, open to everyone of all ages! 🎶😊✌️
MusiQwest was founded in 2013 by professional singer, guitarist, educator, and performer Nolan McFadden for people of all ages to start their own journeys into the delight of Music!
Now back home in the USA, Nolan invites you to join in the learning adventure with MusiQwest, where he is excited to bring his international teaching experience and passion for music to the Coachella Valley of beautiful Southern California!

Music is universally fun and enriching for everyone's lives, and IT is an honor to share ITs learning and joy with others! i have had such fun playing music and singing, over the past thirty years, that i can't help but share this wonderful experience....

i have taught vocals and guitar in USA, Thailand, India, and the EU, and am a two-time winner of the Advanced Mandolin competition for the Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest in the Los Angeles area.... All because i have always had so much fun with music! 🎶😊

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Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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6 Reviews


  • Diane Mathias

    Nolan is an excellent teacher, a fabulous communicator and a great human being. I look forward to learning!

  • Kurt Mclachlan

    We were able to reconnect with Nolan once again post Covid and he remembered our children. Great person!

  • Mark Evans

    Very open and helpful. He knows what he's talking about.

  • Cindy Thompson

    I am very HAPPY with Nolan's teaching and style as my Voice Coach. He is the absolute right person for my musical needs at this time. He listens to my needs, can explain things so I can understand, is punctual, and is helping me focus on my goals. Also...he is full of joy and loves music!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Learn what the student loves, and what their main interests may be! Then dive right in to those topics 😊

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Fifteen years working in private and classroom education with kids; many years of public music performance 🎶

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$50/hour, within local radius - Gas & travel time extra outside of local radius

How did you get started teaching?

Private academic tutoring in NYC, leading to high school classroom teaching in Boulder, Colorado, leading to Western music education in Delhi, India

What types of students have you worked with?

From the very young to the very old! 😊

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Winning the "Advanced Mandolin" competition at the 58th Annual Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest, 2018

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Music is fun! IT needs some dedication and discipline to really get going, but even that part is fun! A good teacher should emphasize and really bring out the fun in learning music.... And then keep that ball rolling with the student! 😊

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What is IT that you want to do with music? What kind of fun do you want to have? 😊