Ms. Nancy Modell

Piano Teacher
Piano, ECC Teacher Trainer

Nancy Modell

SAA Member


Springfield, NJ

Nancy Modell, a graduate of Ithaca College School of Music in both piano performance and education, studied the Suzuki approach with Sanford Reuning, Carole Bigler, and Valery Lloyd-Watts. Nancy pioneered the Suzuki Piano method in Israel in the 1980s where she taught students and trained local piano teachers in Jerusalem. Since 1992 she has been teaching in Springfield, NJ, inspiring students to reach their potential through innovative learning opportunities, including original composition, music events, and musical field trips. Nancy studies ways to employ the Taubman Approach to enhance Suzuki Piano Pedagogy. She has explored ways to introduce composition to students of all levels and has presented her approach at various teachers’ forums, including the SAA, the 1era Convención Suzuki de las Américas, The Taubman Festival, NJMEA, and NAfME. She has trained piano teachers at institutes, college courses, and privately, and frequently teaches ECC!. She is the Piano Coordinator and Teacher Enrichment Advisor for the New Jersey Suzuki Workshop, Chair of both the Piano Teachers Forum of NJ’s Composer Showcase and the Music Educators Association of NJ’s Composer Corner, and a past President of the MEA-NJ.