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Nicole C.
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Able to teach everything from hand percussion (Congas, Bongos, Djembe, etc.) to full drum kit. Also will cover music theory and teach drum notation. All genres. Online students are expected to have equipment prior to lessons. If you do not want to begin with a full set, please have at least a practice pad and drumsticks.
About Nicole C.

Nicole grew up in a small town on Long Island, New York. She had an active young mind with a love for music and rhythm. Luckily, she began her musical journey with private piano lessons at age five. Having lessons this young certainly helped her understand the student experience of learning how to use your skills and discipline to be successful as a musician. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of reading music. As a fourth grader, Nicole would go on to conduct and tune every instrument in her orchestra during rehearsal. She always competed and won many NYSMA competitions for violin while attending music seminars and workshops. It was then that her teacher realized she had a gift. Nicole continued with piano lessons and began teaching herself guitar. Later, after college, she bought herself a drum set and began to teach herself drums. As an adult, Nicole studied to become an elementary teacher and worked in the New York State School Districts for over five years. Shortly after receiving her master's degree for Literacy Education, Nicole decided to attempt to share her passion for music. In 2007, Nicole opened a music studio in Holbrook, New York. Here, she refined her music teaching skills while establishing Nicolex Inc. Music Island as a leading source of quality music education. Her summer traveling music program allowed her students to experience live performances as well as create music groups with peers with the same passion for music. Nicole now resides in Tampa, Florida with hopes to spread her business as well as the joy of music to children and adults across the country. When she is not teaching, she is the drummer and band leader for a local Rock band. Needless to say, she understands the importance that music has had in her life and wishes to ignite that passion in other music lovers. *** Lesson Details *** My teaching style is best labeled as kind but firm. I take my job very seriously and want wholeheartedly for my students to have music as a part of their life, not just a part of their day. I love to laugh and have fun but I will definitely expect my students to practice and complete any homework I assign and be prepared for the following lesson. Simply stated, music is fun and the love of my life, but if I still practice, you will as well. Otherwise, I always believe in teaching songs my students are interested in and will expand their musical skills. My experience as a public school teacher had enhanced my sense of finding individual needs of every student. Therefore, I always differentiate lessons to suit my students interest while teaching them the foundations every musician needs in order to be successful. My specialty is teaching a variety of instruments. I play Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Ukulele, and I can sing as well. So, if one instrument is not for you, I can teach you something different without a problem. Long story short, friends, you are in good hands. **Note: There is a strict 24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY. If you choose to cancel a lesson, on the day of the lesson, you will be charged. *** Specialties *** Rock, Blues, and Classical genres for Piano, Guitar, Drums. Vocally, I specialize in R&B, Soul, Motown, Broadway, Pop, Top 100 and alternative/Hard Rock. I will adapt to your needs.

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Nicole is great! She's very patient

Posted Oct 3, 2021
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Had so much fun. She is a 'rock star'!!

Posted Apr 1, 2021
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I have learned so much

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Experience
Music Instructor
Jan 2009 - Present
TakeLessons
Providing music instruction for Piano, Drums, Guitar, and Vocal lessons for ages 5-99. All levels in-studio and traveling to students homes.
Music Instructor
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
Tampa Veterans Recovery Center
Provided group music Instruction for piano, guitar, and percussion.
Owner/Music Instructor
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
Private Business
"Nicolex Music Island" began as a retail Music Store in Holbrook, NY. The company was a comfortable and engaging music education facility. We provided music lessons for piano, drums, guitar, and vocal lessons as well as after school care and summer music programs.
Education
Master's
Sep 2003 - Jan 2007
Dowling College
Bachelor's
Sep 2000 - May 2003
SUNY Old Westbury
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certifications
Infant and Adult CPR Certified
Nov 2014
Largo Fire Rescue/LifeTech
Successfully completed the objectives and skills evaluations in accordance with the curriculum of the AHA Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Program.
Affiliations
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2021
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.
Early Childhood Music and Movement Association
Jan 2016
The non-profit Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA) believes appropriate, purposeful music and movement experiences enhance early childhood development and seeks to support early childhood music and movement practitioners by providing resources, advocacy, professional development, and collaboration opportunities.
American Federation of Teachers
Sep 2010
The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.
National Association for Music Education
Jan 2010
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.

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