Nicky graduated from Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music and trained as a teacher at the University of Reading. She worked as a teacher and cellist in Manchester before joining the music department of The Queen’s School, Chester, then taught in Rome for a short time, at St. George’s English School and, as Director of Music, at The Junior English School.
Nicky returned to England to work as a cello teacher and free-lance player in North Yorkshire and, inspired by an introduction to the philosophy and approach of Zoltán Kodály, decided to train as a Kodály teacher, attending courses in the UK and Hungary and gaining a Certificate of Kodály Music Education.
She currently runs singing-based workshops, courses and musicianship sessions for all ages and is a tutor, Trustee and Summer School Administrator for The British Kodály Academy. She enjoys directing a community choir in Ripon and the Northern Kodály Choir, which meets on the first Sunday afternoon of each month – and still finds time to teach and play the cello!