Accompaniment on piano keyboard or guitar comes with your fiddle and violin lessons.
Nicole Scoffield is a classically trained violinist with a flare for improvising. Ever
since she began to play in bands, singing has become a major performance component, inspiring her to write her own tunes and songs.
This violinist holds a bachelor’s of Music Degree from the University of Victoria where she studied with the late Paul Kling as well as the prestigious Lafayette String Quartet who helped her refine her understanding of chamber music.
She has not looked back since moving to Vancouver to pursue her music career, honing her skills in numerous situations.
Her credits span from playing violin with the Orca String Quartet for Queen
Elizabeth at Government House during the Commonwealth Games to performing as a
classical soloist for the Deer Lake Art Gallery celebrating the Luminescence Art Display, performing Motown with Vancouver’s Big Sound Orchestra, fiddling solo on a chuck wagon at Richmond’s Pumpkin Patch in addition to freelancing as a violinist and singer with a variety of Celtic-Folk, Rock and Jazz bands.
Using the inspiration she got from her pedagogical training at the University of Victoria, Nicole uses the piano as an essential teaching tool and she often accompanies her beginner students.
Influenced by the classical repertoire of her youth and by her affinity for improvising, Ms. Scoffield shares her love of music with her students teaching violin to all ages, styles and levels. She is delighted to be a faculty member of New Westminster’s Music Box where she also teaches piano and voice.