Mrs. Nicole Payne-Venezia

K-5 General/Vocal Music & Chorus Teacher

  • I have been teaching elementary school music for 10 years. I began teaching in the West Orange school district in January of 2014 where I currently teach Kindergarten to Fifth Grade General/Vocal music, as well as Fourth & Fifth Grade Chorus at Hazel Avenue Elementary.


    In music class, the goal is for our students to become tuneful, beatful, & artful individuals who will be able to achieve readiness in music literacy.


    I look forward to working with your child(ren) this coming school year!


    Please feel free to look at my Teacher Site for further information about me!


    My Education

    High School:

    Whippany Park H.S.


    Bacholor of Music in Music Education

    Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ


    M.A. in Music Education

    Montclair State University

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