A BIT ABOUT ME

Nicole Norgaard

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Let me tell you a little about myself.  I grew up in a musical family.  My grandmother was a piano teacher, my mother and aunt played the piano/organ for church, and my father was a drum-major in high school, and I grew up watching both of my parents sing in the choir at church.  I began piano lessons at the age of 8 and loved it.  I have many memories of us gathering around the piano to sing.  We still do, every Christmas Eve!  That is what I want to pass on to my students: the ability to play the piano with confidence in situations that bring them joy, be it at family gatherings, church, or school.

I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a teacher.  I have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Music from the University of Texas in Austin.  I have spent the last twenty years working with children of all ages and sharing my love of music through private piano lessons and as an elementary school music teacher.   I am passionate about connecting with the children I teach.  I love watching them smile and grow up into such amazing human beings.  I am also passionate about music.  In 2011, my husband and I moved from Texas to Roswell where I have enjoyed building my new piano studio.I began working with the children's choirs at Roswell United Methodist Church in 2012 and was hired as Directer of Children's Choirs at Dunwoody United Methodist Church in 2018.  After my daughter was born in 2014 I began teaching early childhood music classes and 2017 became a licensed Musikgarten teacher.  I enjoy listening to live music, performing music, and dancing to music.  Music is a big part of my life.

I was lucky enough to take piano lessons from Nicole for over 4 years.  She was very patient with an adult beginner, making it fun and finding ways for me to enjoy what I was playing.  It was challenging, as well as very satisfying when I mastered something with Nicole's guidance.   I am sad that I had to stop.

Cecily