Miss. Nicole Kootz

Viola, Violin Teacher

Nicole Kootz

SAA Member

Nicole is a classically trained violist and violinist, and the owner of Bright Strings Studio. She teaches full time Monday-Saturday, and leads violin group classes at Newton Chinese Language School on Sundays.

Invested in continuing education, she holds a M.M in String Performance on viola from Boston University, has completed teacher training in Suzuki Violin Books 1-4, and is working on her last year of a 1600-hour training course for Alexander Technique Certification.  In 2021, she would like to begin completing training in Suzuki Early Childhood Education in addition to studying books 5-10.

In between teaching, Nicole enjoys performing at local events and weddings, reading, and working through Parelli levels with her horse Mikey.  A couple of her favorite words from Dr.  Suzuki include “Practice only on the days you eat,” and “Children learn to smile from their parents.”