Nicole Cognato
Tampa, FL
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Nicole Cognato

Nicole C.

Tampa, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
We will cover vocal warm-ups, all necessary music theory for the genre that interests you, and any music performance needed. For students auditioning, we can have intensive rehearsal to prepare you before your audition date.

About Nicole C.

Nicole began her musical journey on 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 Tampa, Florida with hopes to spread her business as well as the joy of music to children and adults. Currently, she is the drummer for two local Soul/Rock bands. 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, Ukulele, and I can 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.

**Note: There is a strict 24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY. If you choose to cancel a lesson, on the day of the lesson, you will be charged.

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


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121 Reviews
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Had so much fun. She is a 'rock star'!!

Posted Mar 31, 2021
Andrea B.
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I have learned so much

Posted Mar 23, 2021
Melissa B.
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best instructor ever!!!!

Posted Mar 11, 2021
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so much fun and so very challenging
Nichole is so helpful and supportive. highly recommended

Posted Feb 2, 2021
Christina H.
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Nicole is an amazing teacher. She is so encouraging and very good at what she does. I would recommend her to anyone of any age who would like to learn to play an instrument. She makes the lessons so much fun! Do yourself a favor and book with Nicole!

Posted Feb 1, 2021
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so very happy with my drum lessons
Nicole is a fun and friendly teacher

Posted Jan 12, 2021
Brena D.
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Nicole is great with teaching goals I take piano from her but she does other instruments. She helps you accomplish your goals you have whether you starting out or close to being professional Brena

Posted Jan 9, 2021
Brena D.
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You learned a lot from Nicole she helps you conquer your goals. like one of my goals is to play with tohers but you have to keep to the beat and not get lost.
she starts out with very simple songs at first and if they are to easy she will find harder music for her students Brena

Posted Jan 2, 2021
Annick D.
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Nicole is sweet and has a LOT of patience with my old brain!

Posted Dec 1, 2020
Izumi and Feira B.
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🎶 Nicole rocks!!!

Posted Nov 16, 2020
Anish Koshy Oommen O.
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Our experience with Nicole was very good. She was very effective in getting our son to start singing and continue his interest in singing. Thanks Nicole !

Posted Nov 8, 2020
lehua ota
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Great Enthusiasm and spunk.

Posted Nov 2, 2020
Brena D.
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HI Nicole is great she helps you accomplish some goals but not all at once which is great about that. I am wanting to play with some songs that tend to go on the fast side so she is helping a few fingers like to treat a few quarter notes as 8th notes but not the same at all. Sometimes when you get ahead of tempo or to slow she says something, to make sure you are on the correct tempo. Brena

Posted Oct 24, 2020
Brena D.
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Hi she is good to warm up is simple but she does her best to follow the goals you have for example playing with rythym and music to a song. Both of those are challenging but worth it in playing with a song. She says it’s ok to make mistakes. She will tell you if you are going faster or slower than the metronome the 2nd lesson my fingers were speedy and I was shocked she said 40 or higher. I thought I was at 102

Posted Oct 17, 2020
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She is really funny and great to work with. mahalo

Posted Oct 3, 2020
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Posted Oct 2, 2020
Kelli M.
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Nicole was very friendly, knowledgeable, well organized and worked at a pace that was comfortable for me!

Posted Oct 1, 2020
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Posted Sep 29, 2020
Jonquille B.
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Easy and S0 fun!

Posted Sep 26, 2020
Olivia B.
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Had a blast! Nicole is so very personable, funny and very helpful. Can't wait to become a rockstar!

Posted Sep 23, 2020
Andrea B.
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Our son LOVED his first lesson. He came out with a huge smile on his face which just made our day! Finding an amazing teacher to help fuel a passion like this is and not only keeps him creative but also helps boost self-esteem.

Posted Sep 22, 2020
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Nicole was great and our first lesson was very fun!

Posted Sep 7, 2020
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Nicole was the perfect mixture of funny but task-oriented. My son really liked her and was engaged throughout.

Posted Aug 31, 2020
Srishti S.
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Nicole has taught me a lot about singing in just about a month. I love her teaching style and enjoying my singing lessons with her :)

Posted Aug 9, 2020
Amelia S.
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Nicole is very good at interacting with my super shy 12 year old.

Posted Aug 3, 2020
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My daughter is having a blast with her drum class!

Posted Jul 29, 2020
Alexis H.
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My daughter enjoys learning from Nicole.

Posted Jul 21, 2020
Karen C.
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Nicole is great to work with. Patient, thorough, explains everything well for a beginner. Love working with her.

Posted Jul 19, 2020
Ava B.
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Nicole was very professional, with a warm personality and friendly attitude. She was able to nicely relate to my very shy daughter. We’re looking forward to the next lesson!

Posted Jun 30, 2020
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Nicole was fun and encouraging! I had a great time!

Posted Jun 25, 2020
Todd Koudelka
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My goodness... I was skeptical about how well virtual lessons could work in lieu of in-person sessions. After all, there's only so much an instructor can see through a camera and they can't physically move the students' hands. Nicole's experience as a musician as well as an educator allayed these concerns as she masterfully verbalized instruction and engaged my 7 and 10 year old in lessons. The kids have been eager to practice between sessions and look forward to their next lessons. I highly recommend Nicole!

Posted Jun 17, 2020
Karen C.
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Nicole went at a speed that was so comfortable for me. Learning piano all over again with her, has made me more excited than ever. She is pleasant, thorough and made it easy for me to follow. Awesome first lesson. Thank you!

Posted Jun 13, 2020
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i love the lessons

Posted Jun 11, 2020
Stan R.
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We are working in keyboard, guitar and voice and I am learning and having fun.

Posted Jun 4, 2020
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Posted May 27, 2020
Leslie A.
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Great teacher! Would recommend. Very nice and professional.

Posted May 25, 2020
Cory H.
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Nicole was awesome, She's really knowledgeable and worked with me at a pace that was good for me. I would recommend her to anyone.

Posted Mar 2, 2020
Emilio T.
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Our son is new to the bass guitar. Nicole has been so patient and kind. He is learning a lot. We couldn't be more appreciative of her services.

Posted Mar 1, 2020
Kenneth C.
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Nicole was very patient for a new and beginner, took her time and explained everything in detail outstanding job Nicole looking forward to my next lesson. KC/ USMC Retired.

Posted Feb 20, 2020
Danielle A.
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Nicole is very sweet and good with young children. We are excited to go back!

Posted Jan 20, 2020
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Nicole is a great teacher! Very patient, fun and easy to get along with. Highly recommend!

Posted Jan 5, 2020
Christina H.
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Fantastic! Nicole is extremely thorough and tons of fun. Can’t wait for the next lesson!

Posted Nov 18, 2019
Doug B.
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I appreciated the information and trying to push me to learning a new song, warmups and questions i had about positioning.

Posted Nov 3, 2019
Craig P.
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Nicole is very patient and encouraging. Looking forward to contouring my lessons with her.

Posted Oct 17, 2019
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Posted Jul 23, 2019
Alyssa A.
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Aly LOVED her lesson

Posted Jun 4, 2019
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Awesome first lesson! I'm excited to go for more, Nicole is a great teacher!!

Posted Mar 28, 2019
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Although this review was directed to me, it is actually my granddaughter who is taking the violin lessons. I asked her to provide some words that I could use for this review. She said, "Miss Nicole is awesome and very funny. Give her five stars."

Posted Jan 26, 2019
Veronica M.
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Nicole is amazing! My daughter looks forward to her vocal lessons and feels ver comfortable with Nicole. She’s very welcoming and professional. We always leave with a big smile. Highly recommend her!!

Posted Dec 2, 2018
Jennifer C.
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1st lesson was great! The kids had fun learning and actually caught on right away!!!

Posted Oct 19, 2018
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Nicole made me feel comfortable and gave me good exercises to help me develop my singing voice. I look forward to making progress.

Posted Oct 1, 2018
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I completed 5 lessons with Nicole and I am very pleased with her approach and everything that I have learned over the last 5 weeks. I love the fact that she is straight to the point and honest. She’s great!

Posted Jul 8, 2018
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Nicole is very patient, fun and a pleasure to work with. I felt comfortable right away with her. Id highly recommend her after just one lesson. Al Gavin.

Posted Jul 6, 2018
Joy T.
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Our 1st lessons was a disappointment my iPad and laptop are in perfect condition she kept telling us she couldn’t hear us we were like crazy trying to figure out what was wrong on our end but there is nothing wrong with my set up. We wasted a good 20minutes out of the 30 minutes.we used FaceTime on my cellphone instead for approximately 10mins.Before the lesson I told Nicoele that my daughter wants to learn a part of the song Havana she is having trouble with. Nicoele said to just omit that part instead and said that’s easy fix! Really? She didn’t teach her how to learn the part.then she asked my daughter what other songs she is working on and my child she said A million dreams. She let her play for about 2minutes and then said try learning this strumming pattern and jumped to the song You are my sunshine! What the !!! My daughter said Miss Nicoele I really want to learn the Havana song .Nicoele said play you are my sunshine!!!! Really? We lost $27.00 plus the $12.00 placement fee which Frank said he will wave that fee when I enrolled! Very disappointed student. She has a show to attend to on April 10 and never was taught the part of the song Havana that she planned for the day! Waste of money and time! After she hanged up she texted and she said she figured out what was wrong with her computer or set up! She should have credited me a few minutes of what we lost. She told us to find a live teacher or another teacher too before she hanged up the FaceTime!

Posted Apr 2, 2018
Caden F.
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Nicole was very patient and encouraging with my son. Great lesson!

Posted Mar 18, 2018
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Great 1st lesson for my 6 year old daughter. She was great at explaining concepts and steps to my daughter. And she kept my daughter engaged and interested.

Posted Jan 14, 2018
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My first lesson was awesome, she eased me out of my nervousness quickly made me feel a little more comfortable to sing in front of her. Can't wait for my second lesson!!!!

Posted Nov 9, 2017
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I loved her energy and how she jumped right in. Already in the first I learned something new!

Posted Oct 6, 2017
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She was teaching my mother with disability. Very good teacher

Posted Jul 31, 2017
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Nicole is a fabulous instructor! We have been with her for over a year now and she is ALWAYS on time and wonderful with my daughter. Nicole comes in and gets straight to work. My daughter loves her and also knows there is an expectation to work and practice. Nicole even engages my younger daughter and allows her to join in at times.

Posted Jul 30, 2017
Heather W.
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Nicole was patient but not a real positive attitude. We had a hard time warming up to her. She also always seem to cut our 30 minute lesson 5 minutes short which over the 5 weeks cost us 25 minutes of lost lesson time and I don't feel like my son is any further ahead than when he first started.

Posted Jan 12, 2017
Perry B.
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Nicole is fantastic. She helped me increase my range and control. She tailors your lessons based on what you want to work on and your skill level. She's very professional and I highly recommend her. 4 Horns Up! \m/ \m/

Posted Dec 17, 2016
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Nicole is a great teacher, profession, patient and positive"

Posted Nov 1, 2016
Vicky B.
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Nicole rocks! (Literally) Awesome teacher, makes learning fun and inspires confidence. Knows how to introduce new concepts really well and makes sure you are progressing. So glad to be taking lessons with her!

Posted Sep 28, 2016
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My daughter is 13 and recently started taking Ukulele lessons with Nicole. She just LOVES her. Nicole has a terrific connection with kids and is very patient, but at the same time is able to keep pushing them ahead and doesn't allow them to stagnate. We couldn't be more pleased with the training and guidance that she has provided. Also, she has been very flexible with us when we have had to change practice times due to hectic schedules and she has NEVER been late.

Posted Sep 15, 2016
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She was very welcoming and my daughter really enjoyed the class.

Posted Sep 12, 2016
Angel W.
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Angel enjoyed her first lesson. Is excited for more

Posted Jul 27, 2016
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Nicole is absolutely amazing! My voice and my confidence has improved. Very knowledgeable and she will get you to your goal! I will continue to have her as my vocal instructor.

Posted Jun 16, 2016
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Very professional, got right into it.

Posted Jun 12, 2016
Monica Jenniges
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My daughter looks forward to her lessons with Nicole all week! She loves her and has gained so much confidence with her singing!

Posted Mar 2, 2016
Lori Ludick
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So far I have had a handful of lessons and I think Nicole is excellent. Before we started I told her that I have no vocal training or skills. After a handful of lessons I was signing without the lyrics to carry me.

She makes it fun and relaxing with good pointers for improvement.

I highly recommend her to anyone - especially a novice like myself.

Posted Feb 29, 2016
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very patient and knows a great deal about music in general. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn or expand their knowledge of music theory and playing abilities.

Posted Feb 29, 2016
Jenna F.
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Great instructor !!!! So patient!

Posted Jan 5, 2016

Nicole has had 4 lessons with my 7 yr old daughter. I am amazed how much my daughter has learned in these few lessons. Nicole makes the lessons fun for her. My daughter waits by the door on her lesson days. I am even picking up a few things by listening in on lesson. Great teacher with a fun personality.

Posted Sep 11, 2015
Conchita K.
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She is very down to earth, you don't get pressure into the lessons. Great method of teaching. Recommend!

Posted Aug 18, 2015
Conchita K.
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Nicole is very down to earth friendly and not intimidating teacher. Her method of teaching is basic and easy to understand. I am looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted Jul 22, 2015
Pasey M.
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Better than we expected. Looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted Jun 5, 2015
Martin R.
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Nicole is a very good teacher. She is encouraging and patient. I am thankful to be learning from her and really feel that my skill level will grow leaps and bounds.

Posted Mar 19, 2015
Gabrielle C.
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BEST TEACHER EVER! So far i've had two classes and I regret nothing! Nicole is so knowledgeable,patient,fun, and encouraging. I knew from reading all of the wonderful reviews that I would be in good hands but actually experiencing it just validated that to the next level. Give Nicole a chance and you will be happy you did. The passion is there and she is very accommodating to many styles of music. Thanks Nicole!

Posted Feb 17, 2015
Kenny T.
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Nicole is a very helpful and knowledgeable teacher. Nicole always makes sure that I understand the material and takes her time to explain anything I am unsure about. Her energetic and bubbly personality help add to the atmosphere of the lesson and I have learned a lot with her! Thank you Nicole!

Posted Feb 13, 2015
Marty D.
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Working with Nicole is a breath of fresh air. Great teacher and fun to work with . Knows what she is talking about and she makes me work hard and want to excel. She is awesome.

Posted Nov 25, 2014
Paul L.
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I like Nicole because she teaches me nice and slow and she lets me do something again if i did it wrong she is perfect :)
from: Christine Le, age 8

Posted Oct 29, 2014
Amber C.
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I have now had three lessons with Nicole and I couldn't be happier. She's very open to talking to me about my goals and how I can accomplish them with her! She pushes me but no harder than I can handle!

Posted Sep 11, 2014
Amber C.
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I haven't even had my first lesson and I've in touch with Nicole twice. She is so sweet and charming already that she has me anxiously looking forward to my first lesson. I am so happy I found her!!

Posted Aug 29, 2014
Brian J.

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.

Posted May 6, 2013
Chrissy R.

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.

Posted Apr 25, 2013
Penny M.

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.

Posted Apr 17, 2013
Lori A.

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.

Posted Jan 21, 2013
Sheri L.

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.

Posted Sep 25, 2012

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!

Posted Apr 4, 2012

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!!

Posted Jan 18, 2012

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!

Posted Dec 17, 2011

My Daughter didn't want to anywhere else

Just after seeing Nicole's profile, my girl refused to go c another instructor. She has been so helpful, caring & ever so patient with my girl & ME! I also like the fact that she is so talented in so many things. Right now my girl is doing the drums, but there r other things she is interesed in as well. Most of them Nicole does! Oh my girls favorite part is that she makes it fun!

Posted Jul 30, 2011

I really like Nicole. She is easy to understand, and she makes my lessons fun. She is an excellent teacher. She also critiques in a respectful way....helps you not be defensive and keeps your confidence up. Thanks Nicole!!!!

Posted Jun 24, 2011

Great teacher, great fun

Nicole has a very fluid teaching style focusing on students' problem areas while keeping it fun. She allows students to set attainable goals and then gently prods the student towards them. I would highly recommend Nicole for anyone seeking vocal instruction.

Posted Apr 9, 2011

I selected Nicole to give my granddaughter lessons. She is only 13 and feels very comfortable with Nicole and is enjoying her lessons very much.

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Music Instructor
Jan 2009 - Present


Providing music instruction for Piano, Drums, Guitar, and Vocal lessons for ages 5-99. All levels in-studio and traveling to students homes.

Music Instructor
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

Tampa Veterans Recovery Center

Provided group music Instruction for piano, guitar, and percussion.

Owner/Music Instructor
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009

Private Business

"Nicolex Music Island" began as a retail Music Store in Holbrook, NY. The company was a comfortable and engaging music education facility. We provided music lessons for piano, drums, guitar, and vocal lessons as well as after school care and summer music programs.


Sep 2003 - Jan 2007

Dowling College

Sep 2000 - May 2003

SUNY Old Westbury



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Infant and Adult CPR Certified
Nov 2014

Largo Fire Rescue/LifeTech

Successfully completed the objectives and skills evaluations in accordance with the curriculum of the AHA Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Program.


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2021
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Early Childhood Music and Movement Association
Jan 2016
The non-profit Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA) believes appropriate, purposeful music and movement experiences enhance early childhood development and seeks to support early childhood music and movement practitioners by providing resources, advocacy, professional development, and collaboration opportunities.
American Federation of Teachers
Sep 2010
The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.
National Association for Music Education
Jan 2010
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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