Nicole began studying the violin at the age of eight with her father while homeschooled. She played with the Lynchburg Symphony Youth Orchestra for two years while living in Lynchburg, Virginia in middle school and the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra for five years in high school. Nicole is classically trained on the violin and began playing piano and guitar in college.
Nicole is finishing her undergraduate degrees at the University of Georgia, pursuing Violin Performance and Music Therapy. She has studied with Dr. Michael Heald and played with the UGA Symphony Orchestra for over four years. While at UGA, Nicole has played in many string quartets, trios, and small chamber music ensembles which have shaped her musical character.
Singing has become an integral part of learning the violin, guitar, and serving her community in Music Therapy, so students will learn the value of the voice when they begin private lessons on any instrument Nicole offers.
Nicole plans to work as a music therapist and loves working with children and adults of all ages and abilities. She strongly believes that no child should be denied the opportunity to learn, regardless of any disability they may have. In addition to the violin, Nicole offers musical training in guitar, piano, and ukulele.