Retail Manager - N
Joined in
2013
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Orange County Wind Symphony, Golden State British Brass Band, Symphonic Winds of the Pacific, Boy Scouts of America

Expertise

Brass, Accessories, Print Music

Current Projects

Scoutones - Boy Scout Band

Favorite Instruments

Euphonium

Favorite Bands

Oingo Boingo, Reba McEntire, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Berlin Philharmonic, Tokyo Kasai Wind Ensemble, Post Modern Jukebox, Toby Keith

Education

Northern Arizona University

Teaching Experience

Piano, Trumpet, Euphonium, French Horn, Trombone

Nikki

Retail Manager - N

Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand.

Billy Joel

About Me

Greetings! Thanks for looking at our store page! I'm Nikki and am the manager at our Glendale location. I started my career at Music & Arts in June 2013 and have since spent time in our Anaheim and San Dimas, CA locations, as well as our Gilbert and East Mesa, AZ stores. 

I traveled the world as an Air Force brat and was exposed to music of different countries. I studied music education at Northern Arizona University and took lessons with Blase Scarnati, Dave Pack and Tony Mazzaferro. 

Over the last several years, I have played the baritone with the Golden State British Brass Band and the euphonium in the Orange County Wind Symphony and the Fullerton Community Band. And, yes, there is a difference between a baritone and euphonium - come on in and I can explain it! Most recently, I have become a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Band in Arizona where I am playing euphonium and trombone and have recently taken on a small portion of the directing. 

I've spent the last 20+ years in customer and administrative service. I've also worked for 20 years with youth and adults of all ages teaching private lessons in piano, trumpet, trombone and euphonium. As an active Boy Scout leader, I put together a bugle corps for my former district in California and was the director of the wind band, the Scoutones. I've also been a course director for the National Youth Leadership Training course and on staff for the Woodbadge Training Course.

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