Nancy Wood is a Canadian flutist and music educator. She received a Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of Toronto, studied at McGill University in Montreal, and obtained a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Nancy has had the good fortune to study with many wonderful teachers including Dorothy Speers, Susan Hoeppner, Camille Watts, Joanna Goffrerer, and Timothy Hutchins.
Nancy has participated in many music festivals including the Banff International Music Festival, the Boris Brott Orchestral Festival, the Lima International Flute Festival, the Lima Contemporary Music Festival and has also been an active participant in various Suzuki Music institutes in Canada, the US and in Peru.
For over 10 years, Nancy has pursued extensive training in the Suzuki Method. She was immediately captivated by Dr.Suzuki’s ideas about the potential that all students possess, the power of music to develop character, the supportive and flexible approach that the method allows, and also by the international nature of the method. Working with students and colleagues from all over the globe has been one of the wonderful benefits of this training. Nancy is the proud mom to a Suzuki violin student and has enjoyed her role as a Suzuki parent. Follow this link to see Nancy’s training on the Suzuki Association of the America’s page: https://suzukiassociation.org/people/nancy-wood/
Nancy spent 11 years living in Brazil and Peru where she was a frequent performer, teacher, and music educator as well as a solo and auxiliary artist with the Peruvian National Symphony. She was especially happy to work with ERART, an organization committed to music education in Peru. With ERART, Nancy worked on a pilot project of music education in a large, state-run orphanage, presented educational concerts to audiences in marginalized areas and worked with teachers to expand their ideas around music education and the role it plays in development.
Nancy also lived for several years in Utah where she was involved in many projects with the Suzuki Association of Utah and served on the board of that organization. She was especially happy to be invited by the National Flute Association to present a chamber music project for Suzuki flute and harp students at the National Flute Convention in 2019 in Salt Lake City.
In 2020, Nancy moved to beautiful North Vancouver, Canada where she looks forward to establishing a dynamic and supportive flute studio for students and families of all ages and abilities. She is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association and of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
When she is not playing the flute and learning more about music education, Nancy enjoys hiking, biking, yoga, reading, and baking.