Having recently moved to NYC from the Boston area, Nicole has over 20 years of experience teaching piano privately to adults and children. She is equally comfortable working with beginning students to the most advanced and prides herself on her ability to cater to individual needs and learning styles. Her teaching methodology emphasizes listening and musicality in order to cultivate expressive playing and enjoyment. While based in classical music, Nicole also insists that students explore other genres to round out their training and increase versatility. Music Theory and Composition are taught through the playing of music rather than through pedantic exercises, however music theory may become a major part of study if the student wishes. Nicole believes that’s it’s never too late to start. www.egoartinc.com
“She seems to intuit exactly what it takes to motivate each child. Her pupils have different temperaments and abilities and, yet, she keeps them happy, motivated and moving forward. She isn’t just interested in having them master the next piece in the book (though they do) it is about teaching them to love music. “
- Rebecca, Parent
“Nicole seems to know exactly how to encourage and push Emilia, while still making the experience enjoyable. Emilia has made wonderful progress, and her interests have expanded to cello. She tells us that Nicole is an excellent teacher because she is ‘energetic and experienced.’”
- Virginia, Parent
“Nicole’s calm and easygoing demeanor made our children feel comfortable with her from the very first lesson, but at the same time, she always expected them to work hard and put in the required effort in practicing the piano. Nicole also has a great sense for how to teach children of all ages, knowing when to push, coax, or encourage, and she never made our children feel overburdened.”
- Adelina, Parent
In addition to teaching piano, Nicole also has a dance background and has runs her own contemporary dance company!