Miss. Nicole Kootz

Viola, Violin Teacher

Nicole Kootz

SAA Member

Nicole is a Boston based violist and violinist focused on sharing the benefits of music with her students. Certified in Suzuki Violin Books 1-4, and having completed a M.M in String Performance on viola at Boston University in 2016, Nicole now maintains several studios in Boston and Newton.

In addition to her teaching, she is often found filling in sections for local community orchestras, providing music for weddings, and playing in various performances in the North End. Nicole wishes to continue to expand her performance opportunities but continues to purse education, which limits her availability for other endeavors.

She is currently working to complete a 1600 hour teacher training course for Alexander Technique certification. Having seen many peers deal with repetitive strain injuries over the years, and having experienced pain from playing herself, one of the most important teaching points for Nicole is that students are well balanced and pain free in their playing. She intends to integrate both Suzuki and Alexander teachings to develop a well-rounded foundation for each and every student she meets.