Hello! My name is Nicci (pronounced Nicky). I am excited to be able to give back part of the wonderful gift I have been given. I teach from my home which is conveniently located near Country Club & University in Mesa. I have lived most of my life in Mesa, Arizona and I love it here. I have been married for 9 years to the love of my life, and together we have 5 beautiful children. Music has always been an important part of my life. There are two women who have greatly influenced my love for music, and the development of my musical talents. The first is my grandmother. She gave me my first piano lesson when I was 5 years old and I was so excited! The second is the piano teacher that taught me through most of my youth. She always encouraged me to teach, and thanks to her inspiration, example and guidance I have finally taken the plunge! Although I have never played at Carnegie Hall, I have had the privilege to play for most of my adult life in various callings at church and as an accompanist for vocal and instrumental soloists and choirs. I am so grateful for the talent that I have been given, and would love to help you discover yours! I teach Let's Play Music! classes to children ages 4-6. Let's Play Music! is a music theory course that emphasizes total musicianship through piano playing, singing, classical music, note reading and ear training... and it's accomplished through PLAY! This really is the most fantastic program I have found to teach music to young children. Class size is 5-8 students and classes run through the school year. For additional information please visit my blog: https://letsplaymusicwithnicci.blogspot.com.In addition to the group Let's Play Music! classes, I also maintain a small studio of private students. This year, I have begun teaching Sound Beginnings classes, a parent-toddler music class designed to provide a solid music and preschool foundation for children ages 2-4. I understand that times are tough, and don't want money to prevent you or your child from discovering and developing your talents. My lesson rates are very affordable, and I am willing to consider trades in lieu of payment for lessons, so please, don't hesitate to contact me!