Nicolette Andres

Violin Teacher

Nicolette Andres

SAA Member


Evergreen, CO
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Nicolette Andres is a performing violinist who recently relocated to her hometown of Evergreen, Colorado. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and teaching in the South Sound area for over two years, Nicolette has chosen to return to her home state. Nicolette studied with Dr. Maria Sampen at the University of Puget Sound and continues to seek support in her musical development from Dr. Sampen. While at the University of Puget Sound Nicolette also received coaching in chamber music and solo performance from professors David Requiro, Duane Hulbert, Timothy Christie, Angela Draghicescu, Rob Hutchinson, and Alistair MacRae.

During Nicolette’s undergraduate career she spent six months abroad in Cork, Ireland where she studied with violinist and conductor Tom Crowley. While in Ireland Nicolette played in the Cork Institute of Technology School of Music Symphony and also absorbed the incredible folk music of Ireland. Following her time abroad, Nicolette continued to be a member of the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra and Opera Orchestra, and was featured on violin as part of a jazz combo. Nicolette also performed in multiple chamber ensembles at the University of Puget Sound and rejoined the Symphony in Spring 2017 for a performance of Mahler’s First Symphony. Nicolette has also performed with the Philharmonia Northwest in Seattle, WA.

Nicolette continues to explore new venues and groups with which to play music, and is currently part of a folk band in Tacoma that plays swing, bluegrass and traditional Irish. While in Tacoma she also performed during yoga classes where she composed original music, and most recently Nicolette joined touring band Abney Park based in Gig Harbor, WA for shows in Portland, Oregon, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, and Niagara, Ontario.

Since teaching her first violin lessons in her native Colorado in 2011, Nicolette has embarked on Suzuki trainings and institutes to fuel her creativity and expand her teaching skills. Nicolette believes that the Suzuki method develops wonderful musicians, yet the most important part of the journey is that these skills spill over into all parts of our lives. This creates healthy individuals, and therefor communities. Nicolette learned the violin by the Suzuki method beginning at age five and now operates her own studio, Andres Violin Studio. She is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and loves to spend time in the mountains.