Nancy Babb

Teaching Approach:
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I use a wide range of materials drawn from current piano methods as well as books that I have accumulated over almost three decades of teaching. My approach with beginners assumes an ability to read. Initially, students cover the basics of note-learning, theory and technique. At the late-beginner level I begin to introduce music from a variety of periods and styles. With more advanced students I incorporate elements of the Taubman technique. Students play in two recitals during the year: one informal and one at the end of the year which is open to the public.


I earned degrees in theory and piano from the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music. I perform annually for the Tuesday Morning Music Club in Springfield and play solo recitals, as well as chamber music, in the Amherst area.


Nancy Babb
52 Cherry Lane
Amherst, MA 01002