Abby Nichols is a Madison native who moved to New York City after high school to pursue a career as an actor. After receiving a BFA in Musical Theatre from Pace University in NYC, she traveled the country in the National Tours of Annie and Junie B. Jones. When she wasn’t performing, she worked as a nanny and found that she really loved working with children. In 2011, she moved back to Madison with her husband and began nannying and teaching music and theatre around town. She currently teaches musical theatre and theatre at Children’s Theatre of Madison, preschool music at Orchard Ridge Nursery School and University Avenue Discovery Center, and Music Together at MSAC.
Abby very much enjoys sharing her love of Music with her Music Together families. While growing up in a musical household (her father was a music professor at UW), she experienced music on an every day basis. A life filled with song has made her a happier, more well rounded person. She hopes to share this love of family music making in her teaching. Children are natural music makers. Music Together allows the musical instincts we were all born with to come out and shine. It is special to watch a child begin to move to the beat after a few Music Together classes but it is equally exiting to see a reluctant parent find themselves singing and dancing their way through a class. “Your child wants to hear YOU sing! They want to hear your voice, not just the teacher’s voice or the voice on the recording. Don’t be afraid. Sing!” -Abby