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Nicole P.

Minneapolis, MN

$45/hour

Enthusiatic Jazz Vocal Instructor/ Songwriter/ Composer

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/13/15
5.0 average from 4 ratings
Wonderful Teacher!
— Melody, Minneapolis, MN on 3/8/17

$45/Hour


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University of Miami- Frost School of Music
Studio Musis Jazz Vo

Education

University of Miami- Frost School of Music (Studio Musis Jazz Vo)

About Nicole

I am a singer/songwriter/composer. I am not new to directing and collaborating, but I am new to giving private lessons. So I am really excited to begin gaining that experience. I have a background in all musical genres and I especially love to write and perform contemporary, pop, R&B, and theater. Even though I'm open to teaching whatever you're interested in learning, my focus would mostly be jazz voice and songwriting because that is what I have a degree in!

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 just recently learned an 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!
I am a singer/songwriter/composer. I am not new to directing and collaborating, but I am new to giving private lessons. So I am really excited to begin gaining that experience. I have a background in all musical genres and I especially love to write and perform contemporary, pop, R&B, and theater. Even though I'm open to teaching whatever you're Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55443
Background Check: Passed

"Wonderful Teacher!"

- Melody, Minneapolis, MN on 3/8/17

"very cool teacher"

- Kiara, Andover, MN on 7/12/17

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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.

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.

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)

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.

University of Miami- Frost School of Music
Studio Musis Jazz Vo

Education

University of Miami- Frost School of Music (Studio Musis Jazz Vo)

Wonderful Teacher!

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Nicole. She is high energy from start to finish. She is patient and kind with my daughter. This is my eight year old's first experience with music lessons. Nicole does a great job balancing music theory with learning the songs, and learning how to breath properly. They are singing songs my daughter loves. I am so glad that we found Nicole to share he

— Melody, Minneapolis, MN on 3/8/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nicole will travel within 20 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55443.