Her piano studies began with Mary Froh at age 2, and she also studied with Nelly Thoelen as well as Herbert Renaissance of Lake Oswego. She participated in the Oregon Federation of Music Club’s festivals, earning many years of superior rating in piano solo, duo, and duet.
In 1979 she was chosen “The composer to perform her own song,” titled “Sunshine” for representing the songwriters convention at Warner Pacific College.
Her biography is included in Marquis “Who’s Who Of American Women: 1992, 1993, 1994, and has been selected for the addition of Who’s Who Historical Society, 2002-2003. She has also been selected for the 57th addition of Who’s Who. Her song “Most High God” was recently selected and performed at the OGA State level competition.
She has been active in her churches wherever in the world she has been – she has performed her work in Ghana, Costa Rica, all over mainland Europe, Nepal, Canada, and the USA.
In 1984-94 she wrote a piano pedagogy curriculum of over 450 sacred songs and continues to compose to this day.
A teacher of piano, voice, composition, keyboard, and improvisation, Nancy enjoys composing and has written many piano solos, sonatinas, concertos, piano curriculum duets, songs for handbell choirs, chamber music, and ensembles, as well as compositions for academic areas such as science instruction.
Nancy has two grown sons. Besides creating on the piano, she enjoys gardening, hiking, water sports, and creating recipes.