Nicole Macias

Active Teacher

  • Region: VIOLA ,VIOLIN UTAH COUNTY
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  • Accepting New Students: yes
  • Instruments Taught: Viola , Violin

About Teacher

Nicole Macias has been playing the violin for 42 years, and teaching for 31. She began teaching as a high school freshman, fell in love with it, and has been teaching ever since. She has studied with the late Hiroko Primrose, the late Dr. Clyn Barrus, Dr. Mark Emile, and Dr. Will Kessling. While a college freshman at USU, Nicole was deemed qualified enough to teach university students for credit, a position usually reserved only for those teachers with a mastersí degree. She graduated from the University of Utah in 1999, and is Certified in Suzuki Violin Instruction by the Suzuki Association of Utah, and the Suzuki Association of America. In 2007 she was invited to participate in the Starling- Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Julliard School in New York City. Currently Nicole is the Director of the Suzuki Violin Program with Harmony Educational Services. She is also on the board of the International Suzuki String Institute, plays with the Utah Valley Symphony, and is the Suzuki Association of Utah, Utah County Publicity Chair. Additionally, Nicole maintains South Valley Suzuki Strings, a private Suzuki Violin & Viola Studio in conjunction with Terry Fulwider, which has a current enrollment of over 100 students. Nicole is married to Robert Macias, and they have five children, three of which still live at home, where someone is playing the violin or piano nearly all the time.

Experience

Nicole Macias started out as a 3 year old Suzuki Student, studying with Hiroko Primrose, and graduated the Suzuki program by age 11.  At the suggestion of her school orchestra teacher, she began teaching as a high school freshman, fell in love with it, and has been teaching ever since.

She graduated from the University of Utah in 1999, and is Certified in Suzuki Violin Instruction by the Suzuki Association of the Americas. In 2007 she was invited to participate in the Starling- Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School in New York City. In 2013, Nicole was awarded the Suzuki Certificate of Achievement, which recognizes committed excellence in Suzuki Pedagogy.

Currently Nicole owns and maintains Sunrise Suzuki Strings, a private Suzuki Violin & Viola studio. She is also on the board of the International Suzuki String Institute, teaches for a Title One Music Program in a public elementary school, and, because she wasn’t busy enough, became one of the Directors of Harmony Suzuki Strings, a Utah County based traveling performance group.  Nicole is married to Robert Macias, and they have five children, three of which still live at home, where someone is playing the violin, piano, or discussing Star Wars nearly all the time.