About me!

Hello, and welcome to my online beginner violin and piano camps! Let me tell you a little bit about myself.

I perform the classical viola for weddings, ensembles, art walks, and hired performances for special events. I currently teach the violin, viola, and beginner piano in Jacksonville, Florida.

I have a total of 17 years of trained musical experience. Growing up I lived in Nashville, Tennessee where I first started the violin at the age of ten. I then moved to Jacksonville, Florida where I attended LaVilla School of the Arts. At LaVilla, I switched to the viola at age 14. 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. I have been a participant in classical music festivals such as International Strings Festival in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and also Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Besides all of that I can not wait for you to join me in this new course!! I've gone through all the details, which I use with my everyday students here in Jacksonville, that will certainly help you succeed at this instrument. I have used these techniques to help my students become better musicians and prepare for auditions as well. I get a lot of questions daily and I'm ready to answer yours.

So grab your violin, piano, or keyboard and get ready to learn! You will receive with the 1-week course Zoom meetings work sheets to help you learn, live Music Bingo, where we all will play together, and recorded video of all the classes so that you won't miss a beat. All of which you get to keep so that you can continue to review and grow. I can't wait to meet you, parent or student! Join me and let this new musical journey begin.

Ms. Nicolette (Nickie) Whaley



Performer & Private Instructor


Individual Lessons: 

(Violin, viola, beginner to intermediate piano/keyboard)

In person lessons- Open

Online lessons- Open

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