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 Obispo, 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. For three years she participated in the James Hill Ukulele Initiative 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 Retreat, Menucha Ukulele Band Camp, and other venues; she directs special ensemble workshops by request.
In the pieces she arranges, Nancy includes standard music notation, tab, and chord parts, so players enjoy playing music together whatever their musical skills are, and whatever their playing level.
Nancy has also created dozens of duet arrangements for one piano-four hands, and for two pianos.