Teacher Profile

Nancy Jeanne Cross

Benicia, CA, United States
Certified Teacher





The Heart of Music Studio




I am a licensed and certified as a Simply Music® piano teacher, and hold a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Minor in Music performing with violin.

My musical journey began as a child at an early age singing, playing the violin, and taking traditional piano lessons. I played violin in the Oakland Youth Symphony and in college, and continue today as a performer and teacher.

My love of music and children led me to directing children’s choir and musicals for several years.   In 2010 I taught music at Grace Academy in Napa. It was here that I discovered the Simply Music® approach as a unique “playing based program.”

My students get to feel the absolute joy and satisfaction that comes from immediately learning how to play a huge repertoire of great sounding music.  Learning to read music comes after the success of a good repertoire, similar to learning to read after one learns to talk!

Music brings great joy to the heart and a merry heart is the best medicine!

May Your Musical Journey Begin!