Nicole DiPaolo

Nicole DiPaolo (ASCAP)



Welcome to my artist website! I am a mainly-collaborative pianist, composer, music theorist, historical improviser, and instructor based out of the Nashville (Tennessee, US) area and online. Here, you may find some information about me as an artist as well as purchase some of my acclaimed concert and educational compositions, including VENTURING BEYOND, my acclaimed set of 20 early-intermediate piano solos in unusual keys, representing various 18th- and 19th-century genres. Other compositions, like my Nocturne in G# minor, are available exclusively through EVC Music and distributed by Hal Leonard Europe.

I am available for solo and collaborative piano projects around Nashville, elsewhere with travel provided, and remotely, and I am also an active and highly sought-after substitute church service pianist (all denominations that use traditional hymns). As an accompanist and coach I specialize in vocal, violin, and light classical/crossover repertoire, but have collaborated with all kinds of ensembles. View my collaborative piano and chamber repertoire list here:

I also offer online piano, music theory, aural skills, composition, and partimento/historical improvisation lessons via Google Meet. I've taught online since 2015 in both private and university settings, so I bring a wealth of experience to this field. Please visit my studio website at to learn more and enroll. I am among the few teachers online who maintains a special focus on teen and adult students (andragogy) and historical composition/improvisation. My other pedagogical specialties include piano instruction for adult beginners, tonal composition, idiomatic piano writing, all levels of undergraduate (and some graduate) music theory/aural skills, form and analysis, schema theory, and keyboard harmony, as well as tutoring neurodivergent college music students who may be ineligible for university accommodations and seeking extra coursework assistance.

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03 May 2024, News
Summer 2024 News
6/1 and 6/2/2024 - I'll be collaborating with numerous flute and other students at the Tennessee Music Teachers' Association State Finals, hosted at Vanderbilt this year, so if this affects your lesson slot we will find a make-up. Summer 2024 - ...
03 May 2024, News
Winter/Spring 2024 Events and Performances
5/12/2023 - Performance at the South East Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conference with Steven Dixon, tuba. If your slot is affected by the performance or any rehearsal obligations, we'll find a make-up. 4/29/2024 - Studio Recital with the Vanderbilt ...
17 November 2023, News
Fall 2023 Performances, Presentations, and Events
12/10/2023 - Violin Studio Recital featuring the students of Dr. MarĂ­a Romero Ramos, Vanderbilt University, 4:00pm (venue TBA) 11/21/2023 - Private Prescreening Audition Accompaniment (any students affected will be offered make-up slots) ...