Nicole K.

Nicole K.

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Dania, FL

About Nicole K.

Nicole teaches: Males 18 and up
Females 18 and up
Teaching since: April 2009
Last sign in: Today
Average response time: 5 hours

Overview

My name is Nicole but you can call me Nikki! Here's a little about me and what I've accomplished.

My Background:
I have been singing since the age of four! I am a native of Miami Beach Florida. I started performing in church and school where my passion for performing were developed. Having come from such a background I was privileged with a well rounded musical tastes, from Gospel in church Classical in school, and Reggae, Pop, Rock, and R&B from her parents. In performing in contests and local shows I learned a lot about stage presence and can share that with my students as well. I earned my bachelor's in Studio Music and Jazz Voice at the University of Miami and Minored in Music Business. At UM I had the opportunity to study with critically acclaimed Jazz musicians and artists such as Kevin Mahogany, Kurt Elling and John Secada. Since earning my degree I've worked with the Florida Grand Opera in their production of Aida, also sang background vocals for Gloria Estefan and Michael Buble. I currently perform around South Florida at various hot spots with my self titled band! So those who teach can do too!

My main objective as a performer is to effectively and skillfully entertain a variety of audiences to the best of my ability using the knowledge that I have attained from my experiences as a student and as an entertainer, and in turn work for an established business in the music industry and become a successful artist.

My objective as an educator is to not only teach my students about music but allowing them to grow and flourish as performers and as musicians, with proper technique the skies the limit!


*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is pretty laid back and fun, it will take work and dedication on the part of my students to work on the new skills and techniques they will be learning under my direction. In the first 2 months we will focus on technique, meaning breathing exercises, vowel placements, warm ups, and execution of a song of the students choice, by the third month these exercises would have improved your vocals ability tremendously we can then work on stylizing for the particular genre your interested in singing in. Each student will have a personally tailored lesson plan to better help them in their goals to be a better singer and performer. I do prefer students in the age ranges 12 and up, only because the voice hasn't fully developed yet to do extensive vocalizing but with younger students we can focus on breathing, warming up properly and theory, which is so important at a young age and will better assist you especially when it comes to developing your ears. If you're wanting to learn to sing in different styles without losing your voice or hurting yourself I'm the teacher for you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard in living Room: couches and chairs, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard should be provided by student, I will provide mic and amp

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz Styles are my specialties.

Photos and Videos

Nikk performing live with Nicole McCloud's band at Oceans 10!

Experience

Professional Singing Dec 2005 - Present
Nikki K. Entertainment Group LLC

I run my own band as well as freelance singing around South Florida as well as studio work for Emilio Estefan, and various local artists.

Education

Bachelors in Studio Music and Jazz Voice Aug 2003 - Dec 2005
University of Miami

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelors in Studio Music & Jazz Dec 2005
University of Miami

Studio Singing and Performance Major as well as a Music Business minor

Awards

Superior Ratings in performance and theory Mar 2000
Solo and Ensembles from 1999-2000

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education Aug 2013
NAFME

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Shania O. July 16, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Very skilled, patient, engaging and my 9 year old enjoys her lessons. She is conveniently located and provides competitive instruction and vocal activities!
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Mercedes S. June 29, 2014
Singing · In home
Nicole is a great singer and musician! She has an amazing voice and really knows how to sing which truly stands out from the crowd. She is the best vocal coach that anyone can have. My daughter and son love her and completely enjoy every single class. Since they have been taking lessons with Nicole, both of them have increased their vocal range, developed confidence in performance, as well as learning a lot about theory. She has a vast knowledge about music and can really get the best out of the student. I definitely highly recommend her to anyone, from beginner to advanced, pursuing a career in the music field.
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JANICEM February 21, 2012
Nicole is a great teacher. She has a lot of patience and fantastic ideas for different approaches to help me understand the lesson. She is also very encouraging.
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ElinaT February 19, 2012
G-mom

My granddaughter clicked as student and vocal coach.Very pleasant to work with.Knows her music.Knows how to bring out in her what she needs to improve.Would highly recommend her.
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YeleidyM December 17, 2011
best teacher ever

nicole is a very Fun teacher and an awesome singer.She makes me feel confident and true to myself.
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MarianthV October 26, 2011
A teacher to recommend.

Nicole is a very patient person with a great knowledge and an splendid attitude that makes you feel confident at all times, she has excellent teaching skills and an awesome voice!
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DamarisM June 22, 2011
Great teacher! My daughter loves her! Nicole makes her feel comfortable and herself.