Nancy Cole
Mount Juliet, TN
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Nancy Cole

Nancy C.

Mount Juliet, TN
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My goal is to have my students prepared for what ever level they wish to go with their music. Some want to play for enjoyment only and others wish to take piano/music in college.

About Nancy C.

I have been teaching for over 30 years. I love to teach students of all ages. My education is classical in nature and this is how I approach my lessons, but I also mix in current music that is of interest to each particular student. I have also been a church musician for over 40 years. I studied with the Dr. Perkins, Head of the Music Department at Eastern Montana College, now Montana State University, Billings. I have also studied with Dr. Peggy Daugherty, a concert level pianist. I have a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy from Valley City State University in North Dakota..


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17 Reviews
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Good start.

Posted Sep 30, 2020
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1st lesson went extremely well. Nancy invoked many distant memories form childhood piano lessons. Looking forward to this journey.

Posted Oct 30, 2019
Kareodd F.
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She creates welcoming atmosphere and my son learn and communicate freely. Way of her teaching motivated him.

Posted May 29, 2019
Tracy Z.
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This is first time for my daughter to do online piano lesson.
I feel this is good way to continue lesson too.
She is very nice teacher.
Also after every lesson she always send me email tell me what she need to pay attention and what she need to practice more.
I really like this. So i can know more about how she doing on her lesson.

Posted Feb 19, 2019
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I thoroughly enjoyed my first ever piano lesson with Nancy! She communicates well and is very patient. I'm already looking forward to next week's lesson. Thanks, Nancy!

Posted Jan 3, 2019
Aedan M.
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My son enjoyed his first class with Nancy today. She is an incredibly experienced teacher who is also very good and patient with kids.

Posted Jul 26, 2018
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Both of my children have been blessed to be learning from Nancy. My son started piano lessons this year and just loves it. He looks forward each week to seeing Nancy and loves the incentive she gives him! My son is highly motivated to practice every day. They really have fun together and my son feels challenged. Nancy is also accompanying my teenage daughter who is performing a solo piece soon in competition. They are having a great time and Nancy goes above and beyond what could ever be expected with her generous time and expertise. I cannot day enough good things.

Posted Apr 14, 2018
John, age 10
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Mrs. Cole is a great teacher, and makes learning very easy and enjoyable. She has a kind heart. She laughs and always seem to have a cheery expression on her face. So, she is the best piano teacher ever.

Posted Apr 14, 2018
Oliver A.
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Nancy is great with our daughter, her music material is systematic and she is a very experienced in teaching. Our Daughter loves her piano lessons and improves week by week. We would highly recommend her for everyone!

Posted Apr 1, 2018
Dave B.
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Ms. Nancy was excellent with our daughter. She encourage her to learn and enjoy the piano

Posted Feb 8, 2017
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My 10 year old son has taken piano lessons with Mrs. Cole for a couple of years. She was very kind, patient and encouraging to him as he developed his musical talent. I would highly recommend Mrs. Cole as a first rate piano teacher!

Posted Dec 12, 2016
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It has been a joy and a blessing to have Nancy as a piano teacher for my two children over the past 6 years! She has given them not only a sound, well-rounded piano education, but she has also gone above and beyond by truly caring about each of them and giving of her very self for their benefit. She has taken the time to listen, to investigate, and to find ways to encourage each of them to overcome challenges and to grow in their unique styles and talents. She has used a multi-faceted approach with my children, simultaneously building their knowledge of music theory, ability to sight-read, and understanding of varying kinds of music (including but not limited to: classical, jazz, show tunes, popular music, hymns, praise/worship)... all the while fanning the flames of each child's God-given passions and talents. (For example, she has helped them develop their compositional and improvisational skills as well.) I am very thankful for the role Nancy has played in my children's lives! I know absolutely that having her as a piano teacher has had a profound positive impact on their musical journeys.

Posted Nov 19, 2016
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My two children studied with Nancy for two years. They thoroughly enjoyed working with her and looked forward to their lessons. Nancy is a wonderful teacher who really connects with her students. The time, attention and dedication she spent resulted in my children making great progress on the piano. My son achieved first division ratings for his piano solos two years in a row under Nancy's direction. My daughter was selected to perform at recitals and talent shows based on her skills learned by Nancy. As a music teacher myself, I highly recommend Nancy to any student wishing to learn the piano.

Posted Nov 16, 2016
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We really appreciate Nancy's enthusiasm and love for teaching. She is very skilled, knowledgable, and has a great teaching style that works for our daughter.

Posted Jan 9, 2016
Dave B.
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Ms. Nancy has been doing a great job with Gabrielle. Gabrielle is progressing well and still excited about playing piano.

Posted Jan 8, 2016
Jennifer E.
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My daughter has been taking lessons from Nancy for about 5 months. I have been extremely pleased with how much my daughter has learned and how she is continuing to improve. Nancy is patient but continues to challenge her each week. Nancy also organized a recital for all of her students with a reception afterward. Each student was introduced and had the chance to play several pieces. Everything was professionally done and a nice way for the kids to showcase what they have been learning. I would definitely recommend Nancy as a piano teacher.

Posted May 29, 2015
Sterling N.
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I am Desiree' Grandfather, and I must say in these past couple months, I have witnessed a true piano master instructor at work. Nancy, is very thorough, patient, friendly and non-threatening. She skillfully applies just the right amount of pressure to get the desired results; even the environment is conducive for music. I was just an observer but if I had to rate Nancy, from 1-10 (1 being the lowest), she would receive a Resounding 10.

Posted Jul 13, 2014

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Sep 2004 - Present

Pianoforte Music Studio

I teach both in my home and online. I have taught for over 30 years. I taught for 16 years in the Detroit, Michigan area and recently moved to Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and am available for new students.


Certificate of Piano Pedagogy
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015

Valley City State University

Music Major
Sep 1978 - May 1979

Montana State University, Billings

Piano Performance
Sep 1973 - May 1974

Warner Pacific College


Piano Pedagogy
Dec 2015

Valley City State University

This program focuses on how to teach piano to all ages.


Music Teachers National Association
May 2012
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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