Nicole Desmarais is a music teacher that is excited to share her love of music with others! Ever since she was little, she has been inspired by musicians in her family, becoming the fourth generation of drummers. Nicole’s been grateful to have learned from a number of dynamic music teachers in her past. She's had the opportunity to perform with multiple types of ensembles, building upon her vocal and percussionist technique and skills during her music studies.
Her education includes a Bachelor’s in Music from Bridgewater State University and a Master in Music Education for Gordon College. She has taught in many public schools across Central and Eastern Mass. She’s directed many chorus ensembles, that performed locally and in Disney World, Orlando Florida. She also has experience using digital audio workspaces, exploring songwriting, and guiding her students to create their own music online.
Nicole shares the love of teaching private music lessons. It is most gratifying helping students discover their own musical “voice”. When teaching lessons, she builds a scaffolded learning environment, focused on developing healthy techniques, music theory basics, sight reading, and musicianship. Nicole has taught percussion, piano, voice, and beginner guitar/ukulele at ages ranging from kindergarten to adult private lessons.
Nicole can also be seen performing at local churches, singing and playing the drums. In her personal life, Nicole enjoys spending time with family, going on nature walks, and discovering new music.
Experience and Credentials
B.A. in Music, Bridgewater State University
M.A. in Music Education, Gordon College
7 years of Public School Teaching
Private Lesson teacher since 2015