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Nicole DeMaio

Nicole D.

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Hello, I'm Nicole and I am currently looking to expand my teaching studio! I recently moved to Jersey City from Boston and I’m excited to expand my teaching studio!

While in Boston, I taught at music at Boston College High School and The Boston Woodwind Studio. I am now pursuing a degree at NJCU in Multi-Woodwind Performance. I received my MM from The Boston Conservatory in Composition, and my BMs from Montclair State University with degrees in Music Education and Music Composition with a concentration in clarinet. I hold a New Jersey Education Certification in Music K-12 with Advanced Standing.

I have more than 10 years of experience as a woodwind teacher, and I have been quoted as being “Outstanding!” “A total professional in all aspects of her teaching,” and “A class act, to say the least” by students.

I am a woodwind doubler with proficiency on clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and flute. I also teach piano and music theory and composition. I have experience performing in orchestras, jazz bands, chamber ensembles, and as a soloist. I can help with preparing for auditions, learning a new instrument, or writing your own music.

I am a founding member of Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, a group focused on performing new music and collaboration. I have also won numerous composition contests and have been commissioned by schools in the Greater Boston Area.

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Reviews (4)

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Evia C. Jul 11, 2017
Piano · In home

Nicole is very patient and communicative.

Sarah B. Mar 2, 2017
Piano · In studio

Very professional and knowledgeable; good at determining student's level and assigning appropriate music.

Sarah Feb 7, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Nicole is always prepared and professional. She has a good understanding of students' skill level and assigns appropriate exercises and pieces.

Robert H. Jan 31, 2017
Saxophone · In home

OUTSTANDING! I find Nicole to be a total professional in all aspects of her teaching. Everything including my initial conversation with her before my first sax lesson, having a productive lesson plan prepared in advance, a genuine polite welcome to her immaculate and impressive music studio and her unquestionable passion to teach with commitment and patience. I have tried several teachers before, but pretty much ended up fending for myself. Nicole has certainly used her knowledge and experience (and patience) to convince me that I will reach my goal to become an accomplished saxophone player if I am willing to put in the time and practice. I am convinced that Nicole is one of the best teachers that I will ever study under. I would gladly refer her to any family member, friend or coworker. Nicole is a "class act" to say the least and definitely deserves top rating!!!

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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I have been playing flute and piccolo for 6 years. I have been teaching for over 8 years to students of all levels.

As a beginner I will work with you on instrument assembly and care, acquiring good practice habits, and learning the basics. I am also comfortable working with you to buy or rent an instrument if you do not already own one.

If you've been playing for a while I will work with you on assigned ensemble music, audition repertoire, and anything else you'd like!



Woodwind Instructor
Sep 2017 - Present

Boston Woodwind Studio

Owner and teacher.

Music Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present

Boston College High School

I teach General Music to 7th and 8th grade students. We utilize boomwhackers and body percussion to learn the fundamentals of music!

Artistic Director
Sep 2014 - Present

Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble

A new music ensemble that commissions and performs new works and creates interdisciplinary collaborations.

Principal Multiple Woodwind Player
May 2013 - Present

Surflight Theatre

Principal woodwind player on clarinet, saxophone, flute, and bassoon. Performing in all shows for the summer season (The Boyfriend, South Pacific, A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Les Mis, etc.)

Freelance Musician
Sep 2006 - Present


Performing music in orchestras, bands, musical theatre pits, jazz bands, and much more!

Woodwind Teacher
Oct 2016 - Dec 2018

Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Teaching private lessons on flute, bassoon, oboe, clarinet and saxophone.

Operations Manager
Sep 2016 - Aug 2018

Boston Civic Symphony

Managing ticket sales and finances.

Music Teacher
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018

Brookline Public Schools

Teaching private woodwind lessons.

Operations Assistant
Mar 2017 - Jun 2017

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras

Music Librarian, Attendance for 7 orchestras, Concert Management.

Woodwind Teacher
Jan 2017 - Mar 2017

Bach to Rock

Teaching private lessons on flute, bassoon, oboe, clarinet and saxophone.

Student Teacher
Sep 2013 - May 2014

Bloomfield School District

Student teacher for elementary general music, middle school band, piano and guitar classes, and high school choir.

General Music Teacher
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Menconi Music School

Teaching general music lessons to students K-3.


Music Composition - Masters
Sep 2014 - May 2016

The Boston Conservatory

Music Education
Sep 2009 - May 2014

Montclair State University

Music Theory/Composition
Sep 2009 - May 2014

Montclair State University

High School Diploma
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

Toms River High School North



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Education K-12 Certification with Advanced Standing
May 2014

Montclair State University


Dean's List
May 2014

Montclair State University

"15 Minutes of Fame" Composition Contest Winner
Apr 2014

Vox Novux

John J. Cali School of Music Service Award
May 2013

John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University

Grand Prize Winner - Pictures Composition Contest
May 2013

Montclair Art Museum


International Clarinet Association
Sep 2015
The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.
American Choral Directors Association
Sep 2013
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Apr 2010
Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.
National Association for Music Education
Sep 2009
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.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Sep 2009
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.

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