Nicole C.

Nicole C.

★★★★★
★★★★★
12 Reviews
Clearwater, FL

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught: Beginner - Intermediate

About Nicole C.

Background Check: Last verified 06/03/2013
Nicole passed a background check on 06/03/2013 that included the following:
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

Nicole began her musical journey in Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of reading music. As a fourth grader, Nicole would go on to conduct and tune every instrument in her orchestra during rehearsal. She always competed and won many NYSMA competitions for violin while attending music seminars and workshops. It was then that her teacher realized she had a gift. Nicole continued with piano lessons and began teaching herself guitar. Later, after college, she bought herself a drum set and began to teach herself drums.
As an adult, Nicole studied to become an elementary teacher and worked in the New York State School Districts for over five years. Shortly after receiving her master’s degree for Literacy Education, Nicole decided to attempt to share her passion for music. In 2007, Nicole opened a music studio in Holbrook, New York. Here, she refined her music teaching skills while establishing Nicolex Inc. Music Island as a leading source of quality music education. Her summer traveling music program allowed her students to experience live performances as well as create music groups with peers with the same passion for music.
Nicole now resides in Clearwater, Florida with hopes to spread her business as well as the joy of music to children and adults. She currently is the drummer for a local original rock band. In this band, Nicole writes songs, sings, plays piano, and drums (not all at the same time). Needless to say, she understands the importance that music has had in her life and wishes to ignite that passion in other music lovers.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is best labeled as kind but firm. I take my job very seriously and want wholeheartedly for my students to have music as a part of their life, not just a part of their day. I love to laugh and have fun but I will definitely expect my students to practice and complete any homework I assign and be prepared for the following lesson. Simply stated, music is fun and the love of my life, but if I still practice, you will as well. Otherwise, I always believe in teaching songs my students are interested in and will expand their musical skills. My experience as a public school teacher had enhanced my sense of finding individual needs of every student. Therefore, I always differentiate lessons to suit my students interest while teaching them the foundations every musician needs in order to be successful. My specialty is teaching a variety of instruments. I play drums, guitar, bass, piano, and sing as well. So, if one instrument is not for you, I can teach you something different without a problem. Long story short, friends, you are in good hands.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full Service music room: Keyboard, drum kit, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Electric Guitar with 30 watts Amp and Microphone/ vocal monitor.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring a 61 key Casio Keyboard for household to use for lessons for a small monthly rental fee. I have an acoustic/electric Spectrum Guitar with 30w amplifier. Can also bring microphone and monitor for vocal lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I have taught mostly Rock, Blues, and Classical genres for Piano, Guitar, Drums. Vocally, I specialize in R&B, Broadway, Pop, Top 100 and alternative/Hard Rock. I will adapt to your needs.

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NICOLE PLAYING BLINDFOLDED WHILE REHEARSING AT NICOLEX MUSIC ISLAND

Student Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has great features Nicole is fun to work with. She is flexible and professional. Anyone looking to improve upon their vocal instrument would be wise to give her a try. May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Talented and fun teacher Nicole is by far the most fun I have had learning vocals from. She is extremely talented and helpful in explaining how to be the best at vocals I can. She makes you feel comfortable and relaxed at each lesson. Nicole is always on time and very flexible with helping me book lessons that best fit my schedule. April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by good teacher Nicole starts lessons on time. She promotes at home practice and praises when skills are acomplished. I have had recent health issues, TAKE LESSONS was able to work with me. Nicole kept my time open and I will resume lessons.very soon. April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicole is very sweet and my daughter loves her. We are only into our 3rd week but so far all is good. My daughter is happy to go, enjoying her time with Nicole and learning quickly. January 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful Teacher!!!! My daughter is 9 years old and has always had a passion for singing, so we let her try singing lessons and she was so nervous at first but Nicole made her feel right at home her 1st lesson and was so good with her, that she looks forward to it every week now. When she started her lessons she would sing in front of me but was really shy about performing in front of anyone else, now she loves performing in front of anyone that will let her. Nicole has given her confidence in herself. She was great with her as a beginner and is still great with her now that she has a little more experience. My daughter even added guitar lessons with her now too and is just an all around amazing teacher. I would highly reccommend her to anyone. September 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's worth it! Nicole is amazing! She is very talented, knows what she is talking about, and will push you out of your comfort zone! You will definitely get your moneys worth with Nicole!A++ Two thumbs up! April 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Personalized Lessons Great teacher!!! She really pays attention to the time of voice and range you have a picks a songs that fits it but also challenges you so you can become a better singer!! She also makes you feel very comfortable and listens to what you have to say!! I would reccomend to everybody!! January 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicole is great. She listened to what my needs were, what I was trying to accomplish as a musician and adjusted her approach to meet those needs. She didn't just jam "her program" down my throat...she was more like a collaborator. Highly recommended! December 17, 2011