- Teaches students:
- and Ages 5+
- 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. Currently I have availability everyday of the week and weekends as I am still growing my studio. As I am currently living in an apartment and am looking to finding a studio to rent, I drive to all my students' homes. 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! 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 $5 or a plastic shoulder rest can be about $25) and the proper books I assign that will be determined at the first lesson.
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.
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 7 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!
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.+ Read More
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.