Author Archive: Nicole Nevermann
Nicole is a music teacher in the Long Island area. Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, Nicole spent time at both New York University and the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where she studied Applied Music and Music Education and minored in Women’s Studies. Nicole has taught music at St. Lucy’s School of the Bronx, St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, The Clinton School for Artists and Writers and the Ensemble Community Theatre School. Currently, she works full time for Music School Inc., Long Island’s Premier in-home music school, where she teaches private voice and piano lessons as well as institutional group music classes geared at 2, 3 and 4 year olds. An avid actor and dancer, Nicole also performs regularly with the Broadhollow Theatre Company and sings with the Long Island Philharmonic Chorus.
Summer is filled with so many things for families and children – summer camp, beaches, swimming pools, vacations – but the hot, lazy days can also fine parents or caregivers at a loss to stimulate young minds during their down time when sending them to school is not an option. Here’s where craft time can […]
I work at a music school. While my primary position is that of an early childhood specialist, I also run a slew of other music classes as well as private lessons for all ages. I’d like to preface this article by saying I love my job. I truly love my job. It is a dream […]
Every holiday season, for whatever reason, the gears begin to shift and change inside me and my creative side shines through. Being creative musically takes a backseat to my crafty side as I brainstorm different, unique gift ideas for my family and the people I care about. I find handmade gifts to be the most […]
My reaction was exasperation. How on earth can you scoff at classical music? I would shriek inside my head. What on earth is wrong with these children? I thought, in spite of myself. I would become red in the face whenever a student rolled her eyes at my lectures; increasingly loud in voice whenever someone thought the songs I played “sucked.”
As parents leave their children in another person’s care, I have observed behaviors from the mild to the extreme as they try and cope with what is going on. Some are withdrawn, sullen and despondent to the temporary separation. Some whine, pulling at the clothes of their teacher, desperate for attention. Some cry, pulling at the heartstrings and some simply scream the roof down, unable to fully express the severity of their situation.