"Thank you for, well, everything over the course of the past ten or so years. I truly owe so much of who I've become - as a musician and as a person - to you. I could not have asked for a better piano teacher and I feel so blessed to have spent so much time learning from you."

- Janelle O.  (2018)



"Thank you very much for everything, for all your patience, love and hard work.  For helping and teaching my kids how to play the piano.  Thank you for sticking with us too even though my kids are a little hard headed.  We're gonna miss you Ms. Nancy and I hope you won't forget us coz we surely won't forget you."

- Jaybee D.  (2015)



"I have had 3 piano teachers so far and none of them had a recital like this. It was a wonderful surprise seeing it done professionally & beautifully."

- Anna P.  (2015)



"I just wanted to commend you for doing a super job putting on the recital.  The family and I fully appreciate all the background work (planning and organizing) and finally producing such an event.  We were very impressed.  Doing all this, plus working with your students, is deserving of sincere recognition and praise from everyone.  As for your students, they were wonderful.  Much credit goes to you for your patience and genuine interest in them."

- Liz J.  (2015)



"You helped me escape reality & inspired me to enter the timeless zone of music.  You have inspired me to practice & read up on some theory.  THANK YOU!!"

- Mary A.  (2014)



"Thank you so much for being such a fabulous piano teacher! Not only am I learning at a great pace, but I really enjoy the way you teach & the books & approach you take. It's thorough without ever being dull. Your collections of songs, in addition to your willingness to modify any song to student ability, gives such selection and makes practice especially fun! As an elementry school teacher, I have so much respect for your teaching. You're simultaneously patient & enthusiastic while always being encouraging. Thank you again for the last few months, I can't wait to make our Christmas album :) Placerville is blessed to have such a musical talent teaching here!!!"

- Victoria C.  (2014)


  "I heard what happened and I feel sad. Really sad. Even though you're leaving, I hope I can continue my piano lessons with somebody else. (If there IS someone else that can teach me.) But anyways, I am REALLY sad that your leaving. You're a really great piano teacher!!!!! I'm pretty sure though your new students will love you! And most of all... THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR TEACHING ME FOR TWO YEARS!!!!!!! Even though it's just 2 years, it's enough for me."
 - Gabby L. (2014)
*Teacher's note: As of 2018, Gabby is still taking lessons  


"I just recently started my first semester at the Academy of Art in San Francisco with a major in music for Visual Media. Yes! I know, awesome! Being in these classes, it is a great help that I have a solid foundation of musical knowledge that I learned from you".

- Joshua C.  (2010)


  "Also, great job on the website! It is so nice to have the students' recordings up and we are all so happy that Devin has such a wonderful teacher!"
 - Michelle S. (2009)


“Thank you so much for teaching Jess & Andrew how to play the piano. This led them to play the guitar. Most important of all, led them to love music. 'We're sure the boys will always remember you as they continue to play music. We will.”

- Gilbert & Portia E., (2009)


  "Thank you for your dedication to the girls. They truly love the piano because of you"
– David & Ilean Q. (2008)


“Thank you so very much for your passion, commitment, and resolve in teaching Korland, Jamila, and the other students!”

- Mercy & Michael S. (2008)


  “Thank you for helping me achieve my goal of being a better pianist”
 - Angela J., (2008)


“Once again, Thank you so much for everything you taught me! I'm so glad I found you because you are an amazing teacher.”

 - Theresa M., (2007)


  “Many of us have taken lessons ourselves. I’ve just thought of 9 teachers that I’ve had on different instruments . . . and I know a lot of you have had lessons . . . and there’s nobody that does it like Nancy—nobody. I mean, the way she inspires these kids . . . She gets them to practice . . . She gets them to learn the stuff . . . And they get better and better and better. And when I think of students like my son, Alex . . . & Vicky, who’s just awesome . . . it’s just amazing that these kids can do this. I know they did a lot on their own too, but Nancy’s been the inspiration. . . She’s just the greatest.”
- Victor Chaney, DDS,
  (speech at 2005 Award Ceremony)


“Learning piano with your guidance was such a valuable experience that I won’t forget, as it has become integral to who I am. The practice habits and methods that you’ve taught me have carried over to my school work, and have been very beneficial to me. I’m very grateful for your role in my life as a teacher.”

- Brian J., (2005)


  “You are truly a caring teacher whom I am very blessed to have come across. Your dedication has influenced me greatly to reflect that quality in my life. Thank you.”
- Vicky Z., (2004)


“We appreciate you very much and all that hard work! You have been a good role model for Tessa. One day when she grows up to be an adult, you will surely have been an impact on her life and we’ll remember you always.”

- Mrs. S., (2001)


“Thank you for doing what you can to get me through those performances. You are one of the inspirations in my life because you have taught me the essence of music! Before I started lessons with you, I was actually going to quit, but as I gave it one more try with you - I know I love playing!”
- Vicky Z., (2000)



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“Music is enough for a lifetime,
but a lifetime is not enough for music”
- Sergei Rachmaninov

"The Lord is my strength
and my song"
- Exodus 15:2 NLT