Regan Nikol
Eastchester, NY
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Regan Nikol

Regan N.

Eastchester, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I feel that in order for students to have a well-rounded music education they need an excellent role model and an open-minded educator to present their musical learning in a caring and thoughtful manner. Lessons should be taught by someone who is interested in the well-being of their students, has a love of music, is encouraging, and wants to communicate their passion for music.

I teach students ranging in age from 8 through adult. Clarinet lessons begin with breathing exercises using proper posture and scales. Students are free to bring music that they would like to learn as well as method books that I would suggest based on the students level. Some areas that I focus on are correct playing position for holding the instrument, embouchure (the way you shape your mouth around the mouthpiece), sound quality, relaxation, breathing, air support, finger placement, theory, ear training and reading music.

Students should feel comfortable in their lessons and feel free to express themselves. I am flexible to any concerns that you may have and committed to making the lessons an enjoyable experience.

About Regan N.

Regan Nikol has experience in solo, orchestral and chamber ensembles with numerous music groups and festivals including Bronxville Women’s Club Midland Music Series, Westchester Band, Lehman Band, Collegium Westchester Orchestra, Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble, Sarah Lawrence Orchestra, Purchase Symphonic Winds, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Texas Music Festival and College Light Opera Company.

She has performed in Europe and the United States in venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. Her teachers from Juilliard include: Donald Pirone – piano and piano pedagogy, David Krakauer, Alan Kay and Daniel Gilbert – clarinet.

Regan has been teaching students of various ages and levels for over 10 years. She has taught at the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music, Great Neck Arts Center, Bayside Music Studio, Cambria Center School for the gifted child, Lakeville Elementary School, and her own private music studio consisting of adult, teenage and elementary students. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.


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I began taking piano lessons with Regan this past fall at the age of 45. Despite having almost no musical background, she welcomed me in and made me comfortable from the start.

My lessons so far have moved at a pace specific to my ability and learning style. They have focused on the basics (reading music, music theory, becoming comfortable at the keyboard...etc.) while also incorporating songs that I know and love.

Now with Covid, my weekly lessons are on FaceTime. I could not be happier that I began taking lessons with Regan. I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking to further their musical knowledge – Regardless of age, experience or skill level.

Posted May 14, 2020

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Bachelor and Masters in Education and Performance
Sep 1996 - Sep 2007

Aaron Copland School of Music

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