Meet Our Faculty

Nicole O’Toole

Director, Groton Hill Flute Orchestra

Teaching Philosophy

Through participating in a music ensemble we develop a strong sense of community and of belonging. Of the many gifts music gives, these are among the greatest.


B.M. in Music Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. M.M. in Music: Flute Performance, University of Massachusetts at Lowell.


Nicole O’Toole has been teaching music in Massachusetts since the early 90s and playing flute for over 40 years. Her primary teachers were Doug Worthen and Joanne Tanner. Nicole teaches beginning band in her hometown of Bedford (MA), where she also serves as the K-12 Program Director of Performing Arts. Each summer she works with the flutists at the Mary Jo Leahy Symphonic Band Camp preparing the students for a flute choir performance. An active musician, Nicole performs with the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, the North Worcester County Symphony Orchestra, and the Firebird Pops Orchestra. She was also a playing member of the Groton Hill Flute Orchestra for many years before becoming its director. Nicole enjoys adapting music for flute choir and many of her arrangements can be heard on the ensemble’s YouTube channel.