Hello! My name is Nicolette but I go by Nickie. I grew up in Nashville, TN where I first started the violin at the age of ten. I then moved to Jacksonville, Fl at age twelve where I attended LaVilla Middle School of the Arts for violin. At LaVilla, I switched to the viola. I then attended and graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts for viola. For college, I have attended Stetson and Belmont University. I then volunteered in the University of North Florida's Symphony Orchestra for 3 years. I now teach the violin, viola, and beginner piano. I have gone to summer music festivals for my instrument including the International Strings Festival and also Eastern Music Festival. I currently perform the viola in local ensembles, art walks, and privately hired performances.