- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hi there! I am a singer, actor, songwriter, collaborator, and redhead based in Brooklyn. Currently in an Off-Broadway show at New World Stages, I have kept busy performing since graduating from NYU Tisch in 2009 with a BFA in Drama.
I have worked as a resident artist at various music programs, including Willie May Rock Camp and Abron Arts Center, and have been teaching private voice with NYU theatre students and professional actors for the last few years, specializing in freeing and finding your individual voice through exploration of music you LOVE to sing.
I love working with kids who want to learn to sing, those who have a ton of creative energy but nowhere to focus it (yet!), folks who have never sung before but have always wanted to, actors who would like to improve their singing technique and repertoire, and more! If you play an instrument and want to work on singing while accompanying yourself, or if you want to work on songwriting, we can incorporate those things into lessons as well. Truly everything is fair game if it is going to make you feel awesome. I especially love working with pop/folk/rock/contemporary musical theatre genres.
I believe in building confidence through singing, no matter your experience level, and I am here to lend guidance, support, and an empathic ear. Singing should be fun, not anxiety-producing, and we can work on dropping bad habits, loosening up, and freeing your natural gifts!
I cannot say enough positive things about Nicole. We started working together only a few months ago, but the difference in my performance is already apparent. Nicole’s exercises and approach are both simple and easy to follow: I always feel like I understand the feedback I’m given, and I always feel like I’m being put into a position to succeed.
The result is that I feel more relaxed and have more fun than I have with any other coach. I’m ripping out songs I haven’t ever been able to handle; my range and stamina have both greatly improved! I’m so glad I started working with her. I just left, and I’m already looking forward to our next session!
I was blessed with the experience of working with Nicole. I took voice lessons and training back in high school and had done chorale/jazz choir in college, but really hadn't spent any time on flexing my voice in 5+ years. I was anxious, nervous, and honestly very embarrassed going into lesson 1.
After properly warming up each lesson, Nicole provided concise and clear instruction on how to immediately improve my voice and singing quality. Her overarching methods are consistent with industry standards, but her flexibility and personable approach really made each session feel custom made to my voice!
She is not only a vocal coach, but a personal coach of sorts as well. If you're a self-conscious solo singer like me, Nicole will put you at ease and push you out of your comfort zone. She encouraged me to try all of the variations of my voice in many different styles to see what I am capable of.
Her positive feedback is concrete, as well as her constructive notes. You always know exactly what she is talking about because she makes sure you understand before moving on. Every time I left a lesson with her, my heart was full of joy, and I am finally starting to feel pride in my voice again. She is a fun, hilarious, and engaging instructor and I highly suggest her for singing or vocal training lessons of any sort.
I have been taking lessons with Nicole since February of this year and she has already made so many improvements to my singing as well as to my general morale. It's always so fun to spend time with Nicole! She clearly makes an effort to make sure she understands each student's learning style in order to help us reach our goals. Like i said, she is fun but also driven and will motivate you to work hard! The results will start appearing sooner than you think.+ Read More
Nicole is an absolutely wonderful teacher. I came to Nicole as an actor, not necessarily to learn to be a broadway singer, but rather to learn more technical tools to strengthen my vocal abilities as a performer, as well as boost my confidence in my singing voice. In a very short time she has been able to help me learn to use my body and breath in an effective, healthy manner when I sing; tools that I have also been able to translate to my work on stage. I am constantly surprised by her ability to help me find new approaches to vocal challenges, allowing me to take on music I would not otherwise have felt confident with. Plus she is just a delight to work with, and makes you feel absolutely supported. I would highly recommend her to actors and singers at any level looking to strengthen their skill set.+ Read More