Nancy Wucherpfennig is an enthusiastic flute teacher. She has many years of experience teaching students—beginners through adults--privately and in school settings. She absolutely delights in seeing the growth of musicality in her students!
Nancy began teaching high school flute students when she was a flute student herself in college. This was at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. When she moved to the Twin Cities, she taught students (all band instruments) in school and private flute students in her home.
Nancy taught in three middle schools: Valley Middle, in Apple Valley; Scott Highlands Middle, also in Apple Valley; and Black Hawk Middle, in Eagan. She taught Instrumental Music for 34 years in Independent School District 196. She continues to be the Musical Director of plays at Black Hawk Middle School. She taught Music Education at St. Catherine’s University, in St. Paul.
Nancy is an active freelance musician in the Twin Cities. In her non-musical free time, she is a runner and she loves to walk in the woods with her lab, Gus. She has done triathlons, a ragnar, runs 5K’s, 10K’s, half marathons, and even one marathon. Gus is named after two composers, Gustav Holst and Gustav Mahler, so he is Gustav Wuch.
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Nancy Wucherpfennig graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire with a B.A. in music education. She is principal flutist with Mississippi Valley Orchestra and Dolce Wind Quintet; and performs with the Borderline Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Valley Chamber Players, Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, and is a freelance musician in the Twin Cities. Nancy was flutist in the premier performances of The Ladysmith Story opera. Nancy has experience as adjunct music education faculty at St. Catherine University. Retired from teaching middle school band, Nancy is the musical director of the annual spring plays at Black Hawk Middle School in Eagan. She teaches private flute students in her home.
Message from Nancy:
I would love to meet you. I would love to teach you. Come play for me and we’ll decide together what materials--fun stuff and technical stuff—would suit you. I’ll be teaching at K & S on Tuesday afternoons.