Ms. Nicolette Solomon

Violin, Viola Teacher

Nicolette Solomon

SAA Member


Dripping Spgs, TX
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Nicolette Solomon is Executive Director and President Emeritus of the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas. Ms. Solomon was founder of the Suzuki Method in South Africa and directed the Solomon Suzuki School in Johannesburg, South Africa for 20 years.

Ms. Solomon was born in Laingsburg, South Africa. She began her studies with Neil McKay followed by Pierre de Groote at the College of Music in Cape Town, completing her High School and University studies under the tutelage of Alan Solomon. In 1975 she played at the International Festival of Youth Orchestras in Scotland and toured Europe and Israel. She has played in the International Festival Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, London and performed in Israel, Taiwan and Hong Kong with Harmonia Juventia. She studied Chamber Music with Betty Pack and Alan Solomon. She has also been an Adjudicator/Examiner for music competitions and examinations in South Africa and the USA.

Nicolette Solomon obtained a B. Mus (Honors) and Higher Education Diploma (Post Graduate) at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her Suzuki training continued with Christophe Bossuat in Lyon, France. Nicolette studied with Dr. Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan in 1992. During that training, she taught at a private studio in Nagano City, Japan and at Shinshu University.

In 1994, Ms. Solomon attended the International Strings workshop in France, playing in the Eduard Melckus Baroque Ensemble.
Ms Solomon now resides in Dripping Springs, as well as Dallas, Texas. Apart from being a full time teacher at SMID, she also teaches in her Dripping Springs studio, the “Monticello School of Music”. She has taught at Suzuki workshops in South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand, all over the USA and Costa Rica. She has 2 grandchildren, Leonardo and Julia.