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Nicole is a freelance pianist, vocal coach and MD, based in London. She gained a first class BMus (Hons) degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in classical piano (2017) where she was awarded the Dave Gosling Prize for Piano Accompaniment, and continued her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MPerf Piano Accompaniment, distinction, 2019). 

Nicole has mainly specialised in Musical Theatre since graduating. During the past three years, Nicole has worked as a Musical Supervisor on shows including 'Murder For Two' (The Barn, Cirencester, Jan' 22), 'Some Enchanted Evening' (The Barn, Cirencester, May '22), and 'The Moors' (The Hope Theatre, Islington, October '22); as Associate Musical Director, 'Curtains' (Trinity Laban, Greenwich, Dec' 22), 'Merrily We Roll Along' (Trinity Laban, Greenwich, Dec' 21), as Musical Director Calendar Girls' (The Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham, May '22), and 'The Girl In The Mirror' (June '22), and as Assistant Musical Director, 'White Christmas' (Sheffield Crucible, Dec' 23 - Jan' '24).  

As a freelance pianist, Nicole enjoys playing for auditions (including for Stuart Burt Casting, Harry Blumenau Casting, and agents EJC and Link Talent), on West-End and touring shows ('Wicked', Apollo Victoria; 'Mamma Mia', Novello Theatre, 'Strictly Ballroom', UK tour; 'Les Miserables', UK tour, ''Joseph And His Technicolour Dreamcoat', UK tour), and as a resident pianist at London establishments including Joe Allen, The Dorchester, Overtures Musical Theatre Piano Bar and Underbelly Boulevard Theatre Bar. . 

Nicole is also proud to be a Level 2 Accredited Vocal Balance teacher, having trained under Richard Halton and Julie Gossange. She teaches Musical Theatre singing at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and coaches private students from a studio near Waterloo, London. Please see the website page 'Vocal Coaching' for further details.   

 

Alongside her musical theatre work, Nicole is in demand as a classical pianist and accompanist, having played for masterclasses with Eugene Asti, Malcolm Martineau and Iain Burnside amongst others. A regular recital partner of mezzo soprano Emily Gray, they recently released an album of English song, featuring the works of Eric Thiman and Michael Head (November 2022).

She has also been involved in film and TV work; as consultant pianist for the film 'Art of Love' (with Oliver Walker, directed by Philippe Weibel), and as a live-performing pianist plus hand/body double for actress Kelly MacDonald in the BBC's 'A Child In Time' (with Benedict Cumberbatch, directed by Julian Farina, Sep' 2017). 

Nicole also has a thriving teaching practice (piano, singing, music theory), and has an LTCL teaching diploma (Distinction) from Trinity College London. She regularly accompanies exams (ABRSM, LCM, Trinity), competitions (Kathleen Ferrier Award, John Kerr, AESS) and festivals (Leicester Musicfest). 

Nicole has an enhanced DBS, and is a fully qualified Mental Health First Aider for Youth. 

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