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Nicole Hernandez

String Program Manager


North Central College, Bachelor's Degree in Music & Philosophy


Nicole Hernandez is the String Program Manager at Merit School of Music. Originally from Joliet, IL, she graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in music and philosophy. Her degree led her to a short teaching career as a homeschool teacher in a classroom of four Pre-K students. Teaching these young kids about the importance of musical expression and self-exploration led her to Merit where she’s able to fuel musical expression and self-exploration in children on a daily basis.


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“Music education brings opportunities, resources, and different perspectives of the future to children who otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to them. Merit is always finding new and innovative ways to bring these ideas to life.”