Nicole believes in the power of creative expression to help us learn, heal, and grow. As a teacher, Nicole loves how music can foster connection and the joy of working together towards shared goals like performances, self-expression and creativity for students. Besides her passion for teaching, Nicole enjoys releasing music as a singer-songwriter, making abstract paintings, and writing about the nourishing power of art in her newsletter called Chicken Doodle Soup. She completed the voice teacher training program at New York Vocal Coaching, and has taught art and singing at Music Box School in Brooklyn and Staten Island. Nicole grew up in Queens, where she is now a Teaching Artist through the Change for Kids’ TALNT program.