With eight years as a touring singer/songwriter, six years of music theory training, two CD releases, and four years professional performing experience as a lead guitarist, Arielle Nicole is a professional music teacher who specializes in music theory training for young guitar players and singer songwriters.
Private Lessons are available Monday-Saturday at her teaching studio in West Austin. She has guitars, amps, drums, a piano, speakers, and microphones set up for students to experiment with and learn how the instruments relate and work together.
Method: Arielle teaches by first getting her students playing something they enjoy (instant gratification) and then teaching the theory and technical skills to back it up. She teaches a variety of styles writes lesson plans based on the students' musical interests. When students reach milestones, they have performance and recording opportunities.
Rates: $35 for 30-minute lessons. $70/hour (when available). Discounts available for up-front payment of multiple lessons. Contact regarding scheduling information. Payment to be made at the beginning of the month unless otherwise specified.
Do you think your young musician may be interested in being in a band? Arielle instructs several bands her students have started! These bands are organized by grade and skill level and meet for weekly practices with occasional performances around Austin.
We are going to start a band! We will be learning a few new songs, switching instruments for each one. We will learn basics of each instrument (piano, guitar, bass, drums, and voice). Each band will have 4-7 kids that have similar age/ability. Times are Monday-Friday, either 9:00-12:30 or 1:00-4:30. On Friday at pick-up, we’ll have a performance for the parents. We also like to record a song if we make enough progress, and we sometimes have public performance opportunities in addition to the performance here the last day of camp. Experience is a plus but not required. Cost is $200/student for the week. Sessions fill up quickly, so please contact promptly if you are interested!