Nicole Brancato

Nicole B.

Astoria, NY

About Nicole B.

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Nicole teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: July 2006
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Nicole B has been featured in The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and Time Out New York for her project “The Titanics,” a big band in which she acted as pianist and lead arranger. As an emerging artist, she has placed in several piano competitions and performed at such venues as the prestigious 92Y in New York City and the Rialto Theater in Atlanta, GA. Recently, she was a winner of Hunter Symphony’s Concerto Competition, for which she performed Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G.

Nicole B holds a B.M. in piano performance from Georgia State University in Atlanta and an M.A. in piano performance from Hunter College in New York City. She graduated summa cum laude from both institutions and was awarded the Benno Lee Prize at Hunter for an outstanding Master’s Recital. She has over 8 years of teaching experience, specializing in piano, composing and arranging, and music theory.

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Education

M.A.

Aug 2013 - May 2015
Hunter College of CUNY

B.M.

Aug 2007 - May 2011
Georgia State University

Awards

Benno Lee Prize

May 2015
Hunter College

Hunter Symphony Concerto Competition Winner

Mar 2014
Hunter Symphony

Affiliations

National Guild of Piano Teachers/American College of Musicians, The

Oct 2015
PianoGuild

Our primary function is to establish definite goals and awards--in noncompetitive auditions--for students of all levels, from the earliest beginner to the gifted prodigy.

Golden Key International Honor Society

Aug 2008
GoldenKey

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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5 Reviews on Nicole B.

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STEVEN DESIENA Nov 3, 2015
Piano · In studio
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Nicole is awesome. She adapts lessons to match your skill level, nurtures proper and useful technique (while pinpointing and discouraging bad habits early on), and encourages you the whole way through. She teaches with enthusiasm and knowledge above expectations, and gets you excited for the work, incorporating theory and composition into her lessons. Highly recommended.
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Susan K. Oct 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Nicole is delightful to learn from. She is patient, knowledgeable and very upbeat.
I am learning not only to play better but some theory alongside.
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Susan K. Jul 2, 2015
In studio
Verified Student
Nicole is very pleasant and understood what kind of teacher I need
She is talented and explains things very clearly
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Agnes F. Aug 13, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Nicole is a very patient,caring and understanding teacher. She recognizes the student's strong points while working to correct and strengthen the student's weaker points. All this is done with a smiling and cheerful disposition.I am very lucky to have found Nicole as a piano teacher for my 8 year old granddaughter. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a talented yet patient and caring teacher.
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Gregory H. Jul 31, 2014
Music Performance · In studio
Nicole is an excellent teacher. She is very caring and patient with students and always uses the appropriate curriculum. As a fellow teacher, I often consult with her about students. She always is looking for the best in every student.
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