About Nico

Hi! I'm Nico Padden.  I teach private lessons in voice, guitar, and piano in my home studio in Floral Park, NY, and I give in-home lessons on certain days in the Rockville Centre and Roslyn neighborhoods.  

I've been teaching private lessons for 6 years.  I hold a Bachelor's degree in Music: Vocal Performance from Ithaca College, as well as a Master's degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College.  I'm a certified theatre & music teacher in New York State and Massachusetts.  

I was raised in a musical family; my mom is a music educator and my dad, a self-taught guitarist with immense talent.  My parents both play in an Irish folk band, and I've been studying music and musical instruments from the time I was four years old.  Music is my passion,  my calling.  I love sharing the joy of making music with my students.

About Rory

Rory Michelle Sullivan holds a master's in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She studied voice through masterclasses and privately with operatic soprano Sona Ghazarian at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien in Vienna, Austria and with operatic soprano Anna Gabrielli at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. She is a singer-songwriter and has performed internationally in Austria, Israel, and across the United States. Rory Michelle is available to teach beginner piano, voice, guitar, and alto saxophone. She is excited to work with you!