• Piano, Organ


  • Bachelor of Arts in Therapeutic Recreation, Minor in Special Education, WWU
  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Ed, Ricks College

Skills and Specialized Training:

  • Piano Accompaniment
  • Sight-reading
  • Music Composition and notation
  • Transposition
  • Music Theory
  • Ensemble work
  • Choral directing and instruction


  • Piano and organ accompaniment
  • Sectional choral rehearsals
  • Private piano lessons


Nan grew up in a strong musical family and community in Anacortes, Washington, taking full-time comprehensive private piano lessons under the tutelage of LaVerne Rydberg and Carol Barrus from age 9 through college. She began accompanying the school choir in 8th grade, and continued to accompany for both concert and swing choir in high school, for numerous soloists, and for her church and community theater. She taught private piano in high school as an apprentice teacher to LaVerne, and has taught off and on over the years, taking a break from private teaching to work for Blaine School District as their choir accompanist, sectional rehearsal teacher, and choral and band substitute teacher for 16 years. She has resumed teaching privately and is looking forward to helping many more students capture their love of music through the piano.

Current Projects:

  • Composing
  • Private piano lessons, beginner to early-advanced
  • Church Organist (in training)
  • Church Choir accompanist
  • Public School emergency Substitute Music Teacher