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Nancy entered the Royal Academy of Music at age 16 on an open piano scholarship, winning prizes while there. She also studied violin to a high level, freelanced as an orchestral player, and led a string quartet. Nancy has co-authored three violin tutors in the Playing With Colour series.

She has performed as a soloist, chamber music and orchestral player on both instruments and as a piano accompanist. She has taught in primary, secondary and specialist music schools, privately and on courses.

Nancy has advised ABRSM and Trinity exam boards on electric keyboard, had a series of keyboard tutors, Keyed Up, published by Alfred UK, and has written many compositions and arrangements for exam syllabuses.

Nancy was founder and director of National Electronic Keyboard Courses from 2005-2012. Singing is another string to her bow and she has many years’ experience of conducting choirs. Choral and Vocal Warm-ups for Pianists, and Choral and Vocal Sight Singing with keyboard harmony have been published by Alfred UK.

Nancy has been an ABRSM examiner since 1998, involving much travel in the UK and abroad. She is Chair of the Kent region of EPTA UK (European Piano Teachers’ Association). She has been an adjudicator with The British and International Federation of Festivals since 2014 and serves on the Adjudicators’ Council.


Nancy Litten

 LRAM, ATCL, FRSA