Nicole Fassold

Nicole F.

Baton Rouge, LA
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Nicole delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2014


I have just moved to the Baton Rouge area to pursue my Doctorate in Music in violin performance and am looking for students interested in violin or viola. I recently finished my Masters in violin performance while being a private teacher at Bender School of Music in Elkton Maryland where I taught violin and viola. I received my bachelor degree from Colorado State University with a concentration in violin performance and violin/viola pedagogy (the art of private teaching). What is unique to my training is my pedagogy degree, where professors analyzed my teaching to help me perfect it while also studying and analyzing many pedagogues and private teachers.

Currently I have availability every day of the week and weekends as I am still growing my studio. I drive to all my students' homes and do not have a set studio location yet. If you are not sure whether you live too far away from me, don't hesitate to ask and we will come up with a solution! Normally I will drive to any home within a 20 minute drive of the LSU area.

I ask that all my students own a stand of some sort (a wire stand can run $10-12), a shoulder-rest (which can be in the form of a violin sponge at about $4 or a plastic shoulder rest can be about $25) and the proper books I assign that will be determined at the first lesson. My practice requirement for each student depends on the age and goals of each student but are set in place in the lessons.

I am accepting students who are looking for a permanent teacher OR who are looking to advance during the summer for the next school year. I teach from age 5 to adult. I mainly teach classical violin, but if you express an interest in fiddling music we can certainly look at fiddle material though my main concentration is in classical music.

Looking forward to meeting you!

-Ms. Nikki

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Violin/viola teacher at Bender School of Music
Jul 2015 - Aug 2017
Bender Music Store

Taught private violin/viola lessons at Bender School of Music located in Elkton Maryland. My students ranged from beginner to late intermediate ages 5-72.


DMA in violin performance
Sep 2017 - Present
Louisiana State University
Masters in Music- violin performance
Sep 2015 - May 2017
University of Delaware
Bachelor in Music- Violin Performance and performance pedagogy
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Colorado State University


Violin/viola pedagogy Certificate
May 2015
Colorado State University

A year and a half long certification in the art of teaching violin and viola. Part of the requirements were analysing other pedagogs and method books, teaching under supervision of professors, and taking extra courses in child psychology,


Full scholarship for violin performance masters
Apr 2015
The University of Delaware
Violin performace partial scholarship
Aug 2011
Colorado State University


Phi Kappa Lambda
May 2017

The purpose of this Society is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, which offer music degree programs in one or more fields.

The primary objective of the Society is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.

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University of Delaware Symphony Orchestra Concert (I'm sitting assistant concertmaster)


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Lauren Jul 15, 2016
Violin · In studio

My granddaughter really enjoys taking lessons from Nicole. Nicole will walk Lauren through pieces with great patience to make sure she gets it right. Nicole is very good at explaining technique and rhythm. Nicole is also a very good motivator and encourages Lauren to do her best.

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Alan E. Apr 9, 2016
Violin · In home

My first lesson was very nice experience. Nicole seemed just as excited to teach as I was to learn. The lesson was paced well and was enjoyable. I am looking forward to the next one.

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