Student focussed holistic learning or gleaning material from ABRSM or Trinity Examination boards working across the Classical, Jazz and Theory syllabi, it is not uncommon for students to arrive as beginners and leave at diploma level! Nichola’s students regularly perform at the annual ABRSM High Achievers Concert and her students have gained places and scholarships in some of the highest placed schools. Her students have also been successful in gaining places at the UK’s top universities and music conservatoires.
It is Nichola’s breadth of knowledge and experience of teaching which underpins a truly all-encompassing approach where every student is furnished with a clear set of skills and repertoire relevant to their needs.
Nichola has developed a truly indepth knowledge of the pedagogy and delivers this with a fresh approach to the music where she manages to integrate differing genres structuring a musical paths of pure discovery.
Nichola believes that learning an instrument develops and sustains incredibly beneficial habits in many areas of life and was thrilled to be approached by the Richmond Music Trust to be one of the first teachers in the UK to roll out the government’s nationwide Wider Opportunities initiative; a whole class project which gives all primary children the chance to play an instrument as an integral part of National Curriculum music lessons. Nichola founded the woodwind programme with KS2 schools across the borough.
Nichola is a pioneering online educator who coaches students worldwide. Working from her bespoke music studio, Nichola uses multiple cameras, microphones, and screens to effectively and successfully teach students. The first full year of online tuition saw students achieving their ABRSM Performance Grades – a whole new way of teaching and learning. All kudos and credit to the students for managing a pandemic!
Consultation lessons are ideal for any student who wants a general analysis of where they are with their playing and what they need to do to get to the next level. Often, students hoping to audition at a music college or attain a scholarship will come to Nichola for a consultation lesson.