Music specialist & social media manager
Stay tuned for Nicole Frederick's return from Down Under!
Nicole has been teaching privately since 2008. After receiving her Bachelor's in Music Education at the Crane School of Music in 2014, Nicole taught Elementary Music in Boston for two years. She recently completed her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specializing in Music Therapy, at Lesley University.
Nicole grew up in a musical home. Her parents encouraged her pursuit of music, starting her on violin when she was 4. She continued her studies of violin through school and in a private orchestra, which challenged her to express music in new ways. This experience led her to pursue music professionally.
While studying at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, Nicole completed a specialization in Special Education, where she was introduced to Music Therapy. Her experience teaching in Boston developed her interest in meeting alternative goals using music, encouraging her to pursue her Masters in Music Therapy.
Nicole enjoys exploring music with all ages, in a variety of settings. She has performed with several pit orchestras and professional orchestras, but particularly enjoys playing in chamber groups. She also enjoys outdoor activities, reading, being creative in the kitchen, and yoga.
Teaching Strengths: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano
Dance & Movement Specialist
Alex Welych-Miller has always had a passion for dancing. She has studied dance since the age of three, when she first saw The Nutcracker. Alex has performed in several productions with the Syracuse City Ballet and Moscow Ballet, including The Nutcracker and Dracula. She has also performed in many productions at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she received a BA in Dance and Psychology. Alex is currently pursuing a Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling at Lesley University.
Alex has taught ballet classes to different ages and levels of ability and has also studied African and Jamaican dance, jazz, modern, yoga, Pilates, and mindfulness. Alex has choreographed several pieces throughout her career and was invited to attend the American College Dance Association conference three times. She has also worked extensively with children on the Autism spectrum and children with developmental disabilities.
In addition to her passion for dance, Alex has also studied several musical instruments, including violin and guitar. Alex loves sharing music, movement, and dance with all ages, especially children. In addition to dancing and teaching, Alex enjoys bicycling, canoeing, reading, and hiking.
Teaching strengths: ballet, jazz, yoga, mindfulness