Nicola is local to the area, having been a music scholar at Cheltenham Ladies' College. She then went on to study music at the University of Birmingham.
Nicola is a class music teacher and a visiting instrumental (piano, violin and recorder) teacher, accompanist and singer, travelling widely throughout the Cotswolds. She is a also a violinist in The Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra and The Full Tone Orchestra. Nicola has been the accompanist for the Minpins and the Stroud Choral Youth Choir for the past six years.