NANCY BACHUS, a teacher, recitalist and music historian, has had numerous performances throughout the United States, Canada, and in Italy. She was one of the participants in the "Monster Concerts" featuring multiple pianos heard at Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher), Radio City Music Hall, and Carnegie Hall in New York City; the White House, and on Columbia Masterworks and Musical Heritage Society recordings of the same name.
She has presented to numerous piano teachers' organizations at district, state and national levels throughout the United States, and is a Clinician for the Alfred Publishing Company. She has performed extensively as an accompanist and in chamber ensembles, and was the official accompanist for the Summer Schools at Chautauqua (New York) for two summers. She has served as an adjudicator for many organizations, including the National Piano Guild.
She co-authored a beginning piano technic book, The Technic Companion, published in 1990 and was Associate Editor for the 4-book method, Learning to Play Piano. She has articles published in KEYBOARD COMPANION and CLAVIER magazines and an 18-article series, "Athletes at the Keyboard," for JUNIOR KEYNOTES. She is author of the "Spirit" series for Alfred Publishing: The Romantic Spirit, The Baroque Spirit; The Classical Spirit, and Beyond the Romantic Spirit. (There are two books for each style period). She served on the Board of Directors for the American Liszt Society and was the Editor of their Newsletter for many years. In 2005 she became the Associate Editor of Repertoire and Performance for KEYBOARD COMPANION.
Nancy is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with pianist Eugene List and the accompanist Brooks Smith. She has taught for more than 25 years at the college and university levels both applied and academic subjects, including courses taught in Europe, and was on the piano faculty at the National Music Camp (Interlochen, Michigan). Certified as a Master Teacher by MTNA, she was the Middle East District "Teacher of the Year" in 1999 and 2001. For many years, she held piano literature and pedagogy seminars in her home for area piano teachers, and many of them also studied piano privately with her. Currently, Nancy maintains a private studio in Hudson, OH, is married and the mother of two daughters.