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Lessons By Nicole

Howell, NJ 07731 (map)


Lessons Offered

Composition, Keyboard, Music, Music Theory, Piano, Singing

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Online via Webcam


About Me

Nicole is a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. in Music with a Theater Minor. She began singing at the age of 7 and began classical vocal training at the age of 13 at the Atlantic Music Academy with Cherie Carl. At the Atlantic Music Academy she participated in the Atlantic Music Faire where she won multiple medals and awards and was invited to the Honors Recital multiple times. She has performed in numerous shows, concerts and recitals. She has been involved with choir since she was in the fourth grade, some of which include Honors Choir, Jackson Civic Choir, New Jersey All State Women's Chorus, and the Rutgers University Kirkpatrick Choir, which she served as the president for the 2012-2013 season. Nicole began singing opera at the age of 16. She was a soloist in the New Jersey All State Opera Festival in 2009, singing Black Swan from the Medium. She has appeared in the ensemble of Flora, The Magic Flute, Mrs. Coaxer in The Beggar's Opera, and most recently one of the six spirits in Cendrillon at Mason Gross School of The Arts. In the process of receiving her bachelors degree in music she has also been expanding her education in the arts of ballet and acting. Nicole is a cantor at the St. Aloysius church in Jackson, NJ and is available to sing Weddings, Funerals, and Baptisms. Nicole now owns a private music studio in Howell, NJ where she teaches piano and vocal lessons to students of all ages.

My Musical Education Background

Education Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Bachelor of Arts Music Major, Theater Minor Principal Teacher include Christina Castaldi, Eduardo Chama, Judith Nicosia Conductor includes Patrick Gardner Dance Instruction includes Sherry Alban Acting Instruction includes Pamela Berlin Opera Coach includes Pamela Gilmore Alexander Technique instructor includes Sally McMahon Atlantic Music Academy 2004 - 2009 Principal Teacher Cherie Carl McFarland Artists Management International 2013-present Principal Teacher Robert McFarland

Genres and Subjects Taught

Piano: I believe it is important for students to learn proper piano techniques such as reading music, warming up, fingering skills, and technique secrets. Learning how to play the piano is a gateway to learning how to play any other musical instrument and it is a skill that can be taken with you throughout your life! All lessons are individualized for the specific student's piano playing goals and needs and can be structured on a weekly basis. Voice: I believe it is important for students to learn proper singing techniques such as breath control, warming up, vocal health, and diction. Students will also learn how to treat the singing voice as an instrument by learning skills such as sight reading & rhythm. All lessons are individualized for the specific student's singing goals and needs and can be structured on a weekly basis. Wunderkeys: New Piano for Preschoolers Program! Preschoolers will learn math and music through fun games and musical activities!

Lesson Rates

Group Lesson Rates: Piano or Voice $25 per week, paid monthly Singing Lesson Rates: $35/ 30 minute weekly lesson $55/ 45 minute weekly lesson $70/ 1 hour weekly lesson Piano Lesson Rates: $30/ 30 minute weekly lesson $50/ 45 minute weekly lesson $60/ 1 hour weekly lesson Combo Voice/Piano Lessons: $35/ 30 minute lesson split half piano half voice $50/ 45 minute lesson split 30 minutes piano 15 minutes voice $65/ 1 hour lesson split 30 minutes each piano and voice Wunderkeys Piano for Preschoolers Costs: $25/per lesson + books (there are 3 books in the series and each book will be paid for individually as needed)

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Preschool - Adults

My Certifications and Awards

Bachelor of Arts Music/Theater Member of NATS National Association of Teachers of Singing In the process of gaining a NJ CE Teacher Certification

My Musical Influences

All Music is Influential!


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