Nancy is a native of Washington, D.C., and began playing flute at the age of ten. She continued her music studies at a performing arts high school, and later studied at New College (Florida) and the University of Glasgow (Scotland), earning a Liberal Arts degree in music. After moving to Boston, she first worked at Harvard an Tuft universities before becoming the office manager at Soundmirror. She moved to The Netherlands in 1993, and freelanced for many years as a music copyist. Since 2000 she has been an enthusiastic member of Polyhymnia team.