Hello! My name is Nicole, and it's lovely to meet you. I teach English, voice, piano, and music for young children from my home in Minnesota, USA. I live with my husband and our two cats. I love to cook, read, travel, and play ukulele. I am currently studying for my TESOL certificate.
I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in choral and music education. I am a licensed K-12 music teacher in the State of Minnesota.
I have been teaching English online for over 2 years and also have a year of experience as a teacher's aide in an ESL classroom. I'm very happy to speak with children or adults so they may practice their spoken English. I am a performer, and place extra emphasis on pronouncing words correctly. I think it is very important to speak clearly and with confidence.
I also worked for two years as a professional proofreader. I am happy to bring this expertise to Cafetalk as well as my teaching experience.
I have over 14 years of experience teaching music to children and adults.
I am a classically trained vocalist, and have also been singing in an Americana and folk band for over nine years. I can teach you how to sing classical, pop, jazz, or country music.
I use the Alfred curriculum for teaching piano to both children and adults ages 4 and up. I will meet you (or your child) where you are, and find the best approach that works for you to learn.
I am a calm and approachable teacher. I am focused, but also like to have fun.
If you have any questions, please let me know! I look forward to meeting you in my classroom.