Nicole Macias

Violin, Viola, Suzuki in the Schools Teacher, Parent, Administrator

Nicole Macias

SAA Member


Springville, UT
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Nicole Macias has been playing the violin for 40 years, and teaching for 29. She began teaching as a high school freshman, fell in love with it, and has been teaching ever since. She has studied with the late Hiroko Primrose, the late Dr. Clyn Barrus, Dr. Mark Emile, and Dr. Will Kessling. While a college freshman at USU, Nicole was deemed qualified enough to teach university students for credit, a position usually reserved only for those teachers with a masters’ degree.

She graduated from the University of Utah in 1999, and is Certified in Suzuki Violin Instruction by the Suzuki Association of Utah, and the Suzuki Association of America. In 2007 she was invited to participate in the Starling- Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School in New York City. In 2013, Nicole became the first violin teacher in Utah to be awarded the Suzuki Certificate of Achievement, which recognizes committed excellence in Suzuki pedagogy.

Currently Nicole owns and maintains Sunrise Suzuki Strings, a private Suzuki Violin & Viola studio. She is also on the board of the International Suzuki String Institute, plays with the Utah Valley Symphony, and is the Suzuki Association of Utah, Utah County, Violin Regional Representative. Nicole is married to Robert Macias, and they have five children, three of which still live at home, where someone is playing the violin or piano nearly all the time.