Nancy found her love for music when she started learning piano at the age of four, and later the violin at the age of eight. She has performed in orchestras as the Concert Master and string ensembles as the lead violinist. In addition, she has performed in masterclasses, honor recitals, concerts and music festivals. She has also collaborated with several instrumentalists for various performances.
Nancy obtained her Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music and Master of Music at the University of Toronto (St. George). She earned her Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL) at the GIG Education Centre and the Arts and Music Instructors Scheme (AMIS) and Co-curricular Activity Instructor in Performing Arts under the Ministry of Education (MOE).
As a pedagogue, Nancy’s teaching philosophy is to ignite students’ interest and curiosity, develop their critical-thinking skills and foster their ability to apply the skills they have learnt in class into their everyday lives. She aims for students to become active learners and take ownership of their own learning.
Prior to joining One World International School, Nancy taught at the Overseas Family School as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) Music Teacher and the Piano Pedagogy Programme at the University of Toronto (St. George) for students between the ages 5 to 7. At the Piano Pedagogy programme, she has researched and utilised the Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze methods.
Nancy enjoys reading Dan Brown’s novels, running, swimming, exploring different cuisines and travelling with her family.