I have been teaching for over 30 years. I love to teach students of all ages. My education is classical in nature and this is how I approach my lessons, but I also mix in current music that is of interest to each particular student. I have also been a church musician for over 40 years. I studied with the Dr. Perkins, Head of the Music Department at Eastern Montana College, now Montana State University, Billings. I have also studied with Dr. Peggy Daugherty, a concert level pianist. I have a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy from Valley City State University in North Dakota..
I love watching students progress and especially the way their face lights up when they accomplish a skill they thought was too hard.
Both of my children have been blessed to be learning from Nancy. My son started piano lessons this year and just loves it. He looks forward each week to seeing Nancy and loves the incentive she gives him! My son is highly motivated to practice every day. They really have fun together and my son feels challenged. Nancy is also accompanying my teenage daughter who is performing a solo piece soon in competition. They are having a great time and Nancy goes above and beyond what could ever be expected with her generous time and expertise. I cannot day enough good things.
I am Desiree' Grandfather, and I must say in these past couple months, I have witnessed a true piano master instructor at work. Nancy, is very thorough, patient, friendly and non-threatening. She skillfully applies just the right amount of pressure to get the desired results; even the environment is conducive for music. I was just an observer but if I had to rate Nancy, from 1-10 (1 being the lowest), she would receive a Resounding 10.
My daughter has been taking lessons from Nancy for about 5 months. I have been extremely pleased with how much my daughter has learned and how she is continuing to improve. Nancy is patient but continues to challenge her each week. Nancy also organized a recital for all of her students with a reception afterward. Each student was introduced and had the chance to play several pieces. Everything was professionally done and a nice way for the kids to showcase what they have been learning. I would definitely recommend Nancy as a piano teacher.
We really appreciate Nancy's enthusiasm and love for teaching. She is very skilled, knowledgable, and has a great teaching style that works for our daughter.
If they are new student, I find out what their goals are. If they are a child, I give them the best base I can for them to learn whatever kind of music might interest them later.
I studied with 4 different private teachers while growing up. The first was a student at the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore, MD. The second was a pastor's wife with a piano degree. Then in college I studied with Dr. Peggy Daughtery who was a concert level pianist who played occasionally with the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Later in college, I studied with Dr. George Perkins, Chair of the Music Dept. at Montana State University. I have also completed a Certificate of Piano Pedagogy from Valley City State University in North Dakota.
$20 per 30 minute lesson
$30 per 45 minute lesson
$40 per 60 minute lesson
My husband was music director at our church. I was the pianist. Members of the congregation asked me to teach them or their children. That's when I discovered that I love teaching piano.
I have worked with beginners up to early advanced. I prefer students age 7 and up to adult.
I just accompanied a clarinetist at Solo & Ensemble which is a judged event. She received the highest score. So fun.