Nancy Salerno Lower has played piano for a lifetime. She started studying at the age of eight and continued throughout childhood. She studied music in college, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from U.C. Davis. She also completed a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance and Literature from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Also from CSUS she completed the teaching credential program in music, specializing in choral conducting and choral repertoire for grades one through twelve.
Nancy’s work history in music teaching and performance is diverse. She taught piano at Sacramento City College (SCC) for over thirty years. For ten of those years she was piano accompanist for the SCC college choirs and voice classes. For thirty years she worked as a church musician, both as a church choir director and as choir accompanist. Throughout the years she
has particularly enjoyed playing in chamber ensembles, accompanying singers as well as instrumentalists.
Nancy believes that music study is a wonderful means of personal expression. She teaches piano so that others could experience the joy of playing and find their own means of personal expression. In the piano lesson Nancy stresses the importance of learning piano technique and music theory. These elements are important to the making of a well-rounded musician, a goal she has for all her students. More than anything, however, is this; Nancy hopes that her students will find the great joy and satisfaction that she has experienced in her study and performance of music.