classical piano music

About Nicole

Music and the performing arts are my life-long passion! I am a singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist with extensive experience performing in orchestras, choirs, bands, and shows. I grew up in a family of musicians, playing in orchestras, sitting music exams, and performing in choirs, jazz bands and musicals. During these years I played piano, violin, viola, cello, oboe, saxophone and percussion.

Beginning in my teens, I performed in various original and cover bands on vocals, keyboards and guitar, as well as writing and recording my own songs. In more recent times I have been playing Celtic harp, violin, mandolin and tin whistle in Celtic folk band Lothlórien, who won a New Zealand Music Award in 2001 for their album 'Greenwood Side'.

Over the years I have been teaching both children and adults to play musical instruments, including piano, violin, tin whistle, recorder, and singing. I am a trained teacher, with a kind and patient manner. I enjoy sharing with others my enthusiasm for all kinds of music, and love to see people achieving more than they thought they could!

Nicole playing piano at Concert in the Orchard Nicole playing piano at Hot Waves Cafe Nicole with piano student at WMS Concert