Who is Nancy?
Nancy Piver (rhymes with “diver”) is a life-long ukulele player with a passion for arranging music. As music director of the SLO Strummers, in San Luis Obsipo, California, she adapts the pieces they perform to fit the group’s skills and voices. She arranged all the songs in the book “Flower Power for Ukulele, 30 Groovy Hits from the Sixties,” published by Hal Leonard. She is part of the James Hill Ukulele Institute teacher certification program.
Nancy has directed small and large ukulele ensembles playing her ragtime—and swing, classical, and Latin arrangements—at the West Coast Ukulele Retreats, Menucha Ukulele Band Camp, and directs special ensemble workshops. She includes music notation, tab, and chord parts in the pieces she arranges so players at all levels enjoy playing music together.
Nancy has also created dozens of duet arrangements for one piano, four hands, and for two pianos.