Miss. Nicole Kootz

Viola, Violin Teacher

Nicole Kootz

SAA Member

Nicole is a classically trained violist and violinist, and an active Suzuki and Alexander Technique teacher. 

She holds a M.M in String Performance on viola from Boston University, has completed teacher training in Suzuki Violin Books 1-4, and recently finished a three-year training course for Alexander Technique Certification. She continues to study Alexander Technique with post-graduate work, and hopes to begin courses in Suzuki Early Childhood Education when curriculum revisions are complete.

Wanting to run her own studio, Nicole started Bright Strings Studio in 2017 with a handful of students. It has since grown to a full-time studio, with an average of 25 violinists and violists, and will continue to grow with the addition of those wishing to explore Alexander Technique.

When not in the studio, Nicole spends a large amount of time reading and out with her horse Mikey. A couple of her favorite phrases from Dr. Suzuki include “Practice only on the days you eat,” and “Children learn to smile from their parents.”