Nicolette Andres

I am a native of Colorado. I began teaching violin students my junior year of high school. I have taught students ranging from elementary school age to adults. Teaching has become a very important part of being a musician for me because I want to share my love of music. Music has been an integral part of my life and I cannot imagine how I would be without it. I want to give others the same opportunity I have had to learn music. I believe that learning music is something that people can appreciate for their entire lives.

This year I will be a junior studying music here at the University of Puget Sound. I love music theory and also studying music outside of our classical repertoire. I have played in two theater productions for Puget Sound. I have been a member of the University Symphony since my freshman year. I am also a participant in the university's chamber music program.

Since taking private lessons at age five, I have held onto many ideas from my teachers. The most important concept to me about playing music is the reason I choose music in the first place: I want to be able to convey my musical ideas clearly, passionately, and to be able to influence and inspire people. Through teaching, I hope to do this for people in the Tacoma community.