As both a performer and educator, Nanci strives to create relevant and meaningful personal connections with a broad spectrum of audiences and communities. By exploring these teaching and outreach opportunities, she intends to share her music and knowledge in a way that fosters sharing and and personal growth.
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Through the Weill Music Institute's Musical Connections program, Nanci has had the opportunity to bring interactive performances to non-traditional venues such as prisons, senior centers, hospitals, and special care facilities. For her, some of these community performances have made up some of the most touching and personally inspiring moments in her career.
Nanci is an experienced private instructor, and aims to use her lessons as a means to both develop the unique musical and phyicals skills needed to play the bassoon, as well as various strengths that will carry over into other areas of a student's life. In addition to having a private bassoon studio, Nanci is on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Distance Learning Center. Through their Nebraska arts initiative, Nanci has been able to provide private bassoon lessons to high school students in Nebraska.
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As a fellow of Ensemble ACJW, Nanci worked as a teaching artist at PS 207 K Elizabeth G. Leary in Brooklyn, NY. As a part of her residency, she was involved with the music program at the school in several capacities: providing sectionals, coachings, and individual lessons with all of the band students, as well as performance based lessons and creative projects with the general music classes.