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Nicole P.

Enthusiatic Jazz Vocal Instructor/ Songwriter/ Composer

Enthusiatic Jazz Vocal Instructor/ Songwriter/ Composer

$60/hour

  • 319 hours tutoring

About Nicole


Bio

I am a singer/songwriter/composer. I have a background in all musical genres and I especially love to write and perform contemporary, pop, rock, R&B, and theater. But I'm open to teaching whatever you're interested in learning! My focus here started with Jazz vocal students, but I have been fortunate enough to have students who all want to share and better their songwriting skills!

Jazz is America's very first musical art form and it has not only inspired many genres globally but it has...

I am a singer/songwriter/composer. I have a background in all musical genres and I especially love to write and perform contemporary, pop, rock, R&B, and theater. But I'm open to teaching whatever you're interested in learning! My focus here started with Jazz vocal students, but I have been fortunate enough to have students who all want to share and better their songwriting skills!

Jazz is America's very first musical art form and it has not only inspired many genres globally but it has influenced many popular genres we listen to today. I recommend studying jazz to any student who is interested in immersing themselves into understanding the knowledge and beauty that goes into creating music, or any student who wants to one day become a professional musician. Nothing could prepare you better for the future music world than having grasped the jazz idiom. I learned my immense amount of knowledge while studying Studio Music and Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of Miami.

From my time there I have developed an even greater passion for music than I had before I went to college (whether I'm singing or writing the music and/or lyrics or a song). More so, I have gained a passion for making music with others (collaboratively and as a director). Now that I have finished school I think it would be truly rewarding to have the opportunity to show others what I know and potentially inspire them to further pursue a long lasting career in the world of music.

Composition (Music), General Music, Lyric Writing, Music Theory, Songwriting, Voice (Music), Piano

I want to help fuel your musical drive in anyway that I can!


Education

University of Miami- Frost School of Music
Studio Music and Jazz Voice

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Encino, CA 91316
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/13/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I am a composer myself. I have written charts for big bands, jazz vocal ensembles and for myself as a vocalist with a rhythm section. When writing lyrical tunes I always try to create a sense of musical prosody so the music matches whatever message I'm trying to invoke in my lyrics.

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

I took two years of Spanish in school. Since then I have continued to live and work in environments (Miami and the restaurant industry respectively) where Spanish is heavily spoken.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have a passion for reading and writing, and I love learning new vocabulary words! Reading always expands one's imagination and creative skills. I enjoyed and excelled in all the 13 years of English courses I took.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I minored in Anthropology while in college. I excelled in all 5 of my courses: 2 of which were core Anthropological subfields (Cultural and Physical). I think those are the most important subfields to know because they directly relate to our human/primate evolutionary past (physical), and they relate to our present times as human beings; teaching us how to look at other cultures without an ethnocentric gaze (cultural). Additionally, both other those courses naturally involve some teachings in archaeology and linguistics respectively. The other 3 courses I took were specific cultural studies (Anthropology of food, Caribbean cultures, Drugs and Culture) and involved applied anthropology to our work.
Geography

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a passion for reading and writing, and I love learning new vocabulary words! Reading always expands one's imagination and creative skills. I enjoyed and excelled in all the 13 years of English courses I took.
Piano,

Piano

I was professionally trained in Piano at Frost School of Music. My degree required me to take a total of 2 Piano Course. I also completed 10 additional music courses that had a large part of the grade focused on piano (Skills Ensembles). My final semester I added Jazz Piano lessons just for kicks!
Spanish,

Spanish

I took two years of Spanish in school. Since then I have continued to live and work in environments (Miami and the restaurant industry respectively) where Spanish is heavily spoken.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I took two years of Spanish in school. Since then I have continued to live and work in environments (Miami and the restaurant industry respectively) where Spanish is heavily spoken.

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a passion for reading and writing, and I love learning new vocabulary words! Reading always expands one's imagination and creative skills. I enjoyed and excelled in all the 13 years of English courses I took.
Piano,

Piano

I was professionally trained in Piano at Frost School of Music. My degree required me to take a total of 2 Piano Course. I also completed 10 additional music courses that had a large part of the grade focused on piano (Skills Ensembles). My final semester I added Jazz Piano lessons just for kicks!
Spanish,

Spanish

I took two years of Spanish in school. Since then I have continued to live and work in environments (Miami and the restaurant industry respectively) where Spanish is heavily spoken.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I am a composer myself. I have written charts for big bands, jazz vocal ensembles and for myself as a vocalist with a rhythm section. When writing lyrical tunes I always try to create a sense of musical prosody so the music matches whatever message I'm trying to invoke in my lyrics.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I was professionally taught Ear Training at Frost School of Music. My degree required me to take 4 skills courses that focused solely on ear training as well as 14 additional courses that made ear training 1/3 to 1/2 of the curriculum and grade. I am proficient in aurally identifying all notes, intervals, and chords; and most common voicings, and chord progressions.
General Music,

General Music

I have been studying music for 17 years now. Music is my passion and I have gained so much of knowledge whether it pertains to theory, composition, lyric writing, solo performing or group performing. I have the tools needed to teach anyone the basics of music.
Piano,

Piano

I was professionally trained in Piano at Frost School of Music. My degree required me to take a total of 2 Piano Course. I also completed 10 additional music courses that had a large part of the grade focused on piano (Skills Ensembles). My final semester I added Jazz Piano lessons just for kicks!
Songwriting,

Songwriting

I am a songwriter myself. I have written many songs of my own and have showcased them during performances I have had. During college I took several classes on songwriting which enhanced my abilities to create a good lyric. With the advanced lyric writing classes I have had, I learned many methods of how to begin writing a lyric, editing a lyric, and even tricks to get passed writers block.
Voice (Music),

Voice (Music)

I have a singing background in Jazz, Theater, Opera, and R&B, and contemporary music so I am prepared to teach whichever is requested. I have also learned a lot from the voice lessons I've had over the years (such as proper breathing techniques, and air support) so I have many ways to help a young singer develop a more mature singing voice.
Music Theory

Other

Geography

Science

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I minored in Anthropology while in college. I excelled in all 5 of my courses: 2 of which were core Anthropological subfields (Cultural and Physical). I think those are the most important subfields to know because they directly relate to our human/primate evolutionary past (physical), and they relate to our present times as human beings; teaching us how to look at other cultures without an ethnocentric gaze (cultural). Additionally, both other those courses naturally involve some teachings in archaeology and linguistics respectively. The other 3 courses I took were specific cultural studies (Anthropology of food, Caribbean cultures, Drugs and Culture) and involved applied anthropology to our work.
Astronomy

Summer

Piano,

Piano

I was professionally trained in Piano at Frost School of Music. My degree required me to take a total of 2 Piano Course. I also completed 10 additional music courses that had a large part of the grade focused on piano (Skills Ensembles). My final semester I added Jazz Piano lessons just for kicks!
Spanish,

Spanish

I took two years of Spanish in school. Since then I have continued to live and work in environments (Miami and the restaurant industry respectively) where Spanish is heavily spoken.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Reading, Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very Knowledge and Caring Tutor

Nicole is a great tutor. She was able to simplify aspects of Anthropology and was able to have me see the connection between theories. She made the subject for me to enjoy instead of dreading it. Highly recommend! Her personality is charming.

Juliet, 1 lesson with Nicole

Great tutor

Great tutor!!...gives great feedback and really likes her job. Lots of creative ideas. Excellent songwriter. very educated and intuitive...I definitely was satisfied and I recommend!!!

Cecil, 1 lesson with Nicole

Amazing tutor!

She is doing an outstanding job getting my 13 yo ready for a big musical theater production. His directors are already impressed! He is more confident and less anxious about the show.

Jennifer , 29 lessons with Nicole

Amazing anthropology tutor!

I needed up in my college anthropology class and Nicole helped me so much! Outside of tutoring she made detailed quizlets and study guides that would have taken me so long to do! So thank you! She made learning super easy and fun for me. Lastly she is so nice and she was so fun to work with! Overall really great tutor!

Kylie, 3 lessons with Nicole

Knowledgeable, patient, prepared AND enthusiastic!

Nicole works with my daughter in her AP Music Theory class. Amazing energy and patience. Very thoughtful. Brings materials to help with the schoolwork. Very kind and intelligent.

Kerry, 19 lessons with Nicole

What a Gem! Patient and Well Informed

Nicole is a blessing. A ray of love and light. She was extremely patient and her passion and love reflects in how she teaches. My daughter was truly happy and excited for her next lesson with Nicole.

Vetty, 98 lessons with Nicole

Amazing Voice Teacher

She taught me breath control, how to bring emotion to a song, phrasing, We worked on "Summertime". She helped me improve my performance greatly! She is very encouraging

Scott, 3 lessons with Nicole

An awsome teacher

I always have fun with Nicole writing and singing songs and she a patient and I can't wait to work with her again!!!

Kiara, 14 lessons with Nicole

Great teacher

Nicole is enthusiastic, energetic and an encouraging teacher. She is very knowledgeable and has a beautiful voice and our daughter loved her on line class We can already see the effects of her strategies taking shape in our daughters voice and making a difference. Thank you Nicole!

Julie , 11 lessons with Nicole
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$60/hour

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Response time: 26 minutes