Perry Brooks Nichols is the fifth generation of a family of Dallas artists. At 10 years old, he was Inspired by the sounds of 90’s alternative grunge and classic rock to dust off his mother’s classical guitar. His educational journey began when his Middle School’s music teacher allowed him to accompany the recorder ensemble by strumming chords.
As a young teenage he studied the electric guitar with Brad McLemore, he developed a fascination with fingerpicking and sight reading music for the Spanish Guitar. A year later he was accepted to Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts to study jazz with Chuck Pangburn and supplemented his studies by attending classical guitar masterclasses taught by Robert Guthrie, Enric Madriguera, and others. He was granted a full scholarship to SMU’s classical guitar program where he completed a BFA in 2005.
As a musical artist, Perry has collaborated w/ various artists on recording sessions and released solo albums under the alias Crowyote. He performs annually at local festivals such as the Clove Hill School Lantern Walk Festival. His students have placed in UIL competitions, and have been accepted to prestigious institutions such as the Berklee School of Music Master’s degree program in Valencia, Spain.