Nancy is fabulous. As a 20-year classroom teacher who now trains and coaches teachers, I can say with confidence that she has it all. Nancy is a natural at connecting, encouraging, and inspiring, but she also understands that teaching is a craft that must be studied and practiced as its own art form. She manages to weave so much into each lesson with my son-sight reading, rhythm, tempo, musical vocabulary, proper hand position, composition, tone...and she never forgets fun. Nancy has forged a beautiful relationship with my 7-year-old son, who loves to test limits. She knows when she can charm him into trying one more time, and when he needs a firmer hand. I appreciate that Nancy encourages independence, holds him to high standards, and has a ready laugh. We couldn't ask for more!" -Dana B. (parent of 7 year old learner) Los Angeles, CA
Music education is a key ingredient in a child’s education and is a fun way for kids to achieve personal goals, work in teams, and develop self-esteem! If you’re an adult learner, consider this: music has been shown to aid in memory functions, relieve stress, and lower blood pressure. playing music inspires creativity, increases productivity, and gives you a lifelong skill you can share with others. Top-rated boutique studio, Leggy Fish Music Lessons has been providing high quality private, duo, and group lessons for children 5 years+ and adults with 0 experience to advanced levels since 2008. we focus on technique, reading music, ear training, and improvisation...but most of all cultivating your creativity with lots of fun in a unique and relaxed environment. We teach violin (beginning to advanced), viola (beginning to advanced), cello (beginning), and keyboard (beginning) and styles: classical, jazz, rock, pop, world, improvisation, and fiddle. No other music lesson studio provides bi monthly "String Flings" where students have the opportunity to make friends, playing with and for one another without pressure. In addition to our String Flings, we offer 2 recitals a year, seasonal field trips, a yearly practice a thon, canned food drives, special $10 New Student Days, Bring-Your-Friend-To-Your-Lesson Day, practice rewards programs for the little ones, and much more! in addition, We also utilize a special online lesson logging system for students to keep track of assignments and ideas.
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Nancy has taught privately and in the public school system in AZ, MA, NY, and CA, and has served on faculty at Midori & Friends, The Joe Ferrante Music Academy, Green Brooms Music Academy, La Canada School of Music and the Silverlake Conservatory. Performing for over 30 years in classical, jazz, pop, rock, and world-fusion groups, Nancy has made multiple appearances on the TLC network, played for film/tv/video game sound tracks, played musical theater productions, and has collaborated with many bands and artists like Robbie Williams, Cesi Bastida, Kishi Bashi, Guster, That Dog, and James williamson to name a few. Read more about Nancy and her teaching philosophies!