Nicolette Maas

Nicolette M.

Aurora, IL
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Lesson Details

Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a voice and piano teacher that has been teaching in the Naperville area since 2014. I am different from other voice teachers in that I don't just teach notes on a page to my students, I want my students to be well-rounded artists. I love watching the musical transformation in each student and also the smile on a student's face when they achieve a goal. I also specialize in healthy and effective vocal technique for all students!
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About

Nicolette delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 4 to 30 and males 4 to 16

Teaching since:
2014

Nicolette, B.F.A, is a young vocalist/pianist from the Chicago suburbs, who both performs and teaches locally. Her teaching experience includes teaching at Naperville Music Academy, School of Rock, and also teaching privately for years.

She has studied classical piano for over a decade with experienced and talented teachers, but is competent and enjoys teaching in many styles including pop, rock, and blues piano. Nicolette’s deep knowledge and love of music theory as well as her ability to translate it to young ears, helps her students to be well-rounded and able musicians from the start, no matter the instrument. She believes learning the piano should not be forced, but it should be nurtured and grown in musically inspired students. She customizes her curriculum for each student based on their needs as well as their musical desires.

Nicolette’s vocal experience began in choirs, in which she sang in top touring choirs. She then began singing in competitions in the area as well as being a featured soloist. She studied under renowned Chicago-area soprano, Michelle Areyzaga at Aurora University. Nicolette has sung the roles of Galinda from Wicked, Desiree Armfeldt from A Little Night Music, as well as multiple operatic roles. She also has a joy and talent of singing pop and rock music that was first inspired by her love of The Beatles. She considers herself a true crossover artist and considers it part of her teaching philosophy to be a versatile singer. Nicolette is a passionate vocal pedagogue and has a talent for teaching healthy technique in singers while establishing a love and appreciation for the art of singing.

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Experience

Voice & Piano Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present
Naperville Music Academy

Private Teacher
Jul 2015 - Present
Self-Employed

Voice/Piano/Toddler Music Class Instructor
Jun 2014 - Aug 2016
School of Rock

Volunteer Piano Teacher
Feb 2014 - May 2014
People's Resource Center

Education

Bachelor of Arts - Music
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Aurora University
Associate of Arts - Music
Aug 2013 - May 2015
College of DuPage

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Classical Singer Competition Semi-Finalist
Jun 2016
Classical Singer Competition
Presidential Scholarship
Aug 2015
Aurora University

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2016

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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American Choral Directors Association
Aug 2014

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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2 Reviews

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Cheryl Sep 22, 2017
Vocal Training · In home

Nicolette is a fantastic vocal teacher and just a totally great person to be around.
She has extensive knowledge of music and singing.

Sue Sep 20, 2017
Musical Theater · In studio

Nicolette was great! My daughter needed help getting her bearings for a couple show specific songs. Nicolette was a huge help; my daughter's singing and confidence were boosted!
Thanks, Nicolette!

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