Mrs. Nancy J. Toone

Flute Teacher

Nancy Toone


Centerville, UT
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Nancy Toone, a native of Utah, is a long standing board member of the Utah Flute Association. She is also a well known teacher, adjudicator and performer both in and out of the state. She has been a flute instructor at Weber State University, Utah State University, and BYU –Idaho.

Nancy has a broad background in performance, having been the flutist in musical theater productions at Promised Valley Playhouse, Salt Lake Repertory Theater and others. She has performed with several woodwind quintets and spent many years with the Renaissance Chamber Ensemble. Nancy played with the former Mormon Symphony as piccoloist and spent her last 4 years there as the principle flutist. She was a soloist with that Orchestra, both on piccolo and flute on several occasions.

After leaving the Mormon Symphony, Nancy joined the flute section of the Salt Lake Symphony where she is assistant principal flutist. She has also been a sub for the Utah Symphony. For many years she has freelanced for various recording studios, recording CDs, movies and videos. She has played in backup orchestras for several well known performers, including country singers Michael Martin Murphy, and Collin Ray.

Nancy has maintained a large private studio for many years, teaching students from age 4 to 55. She is also the director of the Davis County Flute Choir. Her students have won many competitions including Utah State Fair, second place in the MTNA Junior Woodwind Competition, Utah Flute Association Scholarship competition, Concerto Night and the State UMTA Concerto Competitions. They have also been selected to perform with the National Flute Association High School Flute Choir. She has taught at the Utah State University Summer Music Clinic and at the Intermountain Suzuki Institute, as well as the Desert Suzuki Institute in Las Vegas. Nancy was asked to present a pedagogy session and direct a Junior Master Class at the 2003 National Flute Association Convention held in Las Vegas, and directed the Utah Youth Flute Choir at the NFA convention in Kansas City in 2008.