Nancy Piver and Stanley L. Stern
Los Osos, California
Updated 10/19/05

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Nancy Piver and Stanley L. Stern will be playing for the dance instruction at the Festival. They will also play for the Sing-A-Long of ragtime-era songs. Stanley and Nancy met at the 1998 Festival in Sacramento. Upon discovering they both loved ragtime music and duets, they started playing four-hand arrangements; they have been performing together ever since for dances, community groups, and house concerts.

Nancy was raised in Mill Valley, California, and graduated from Stanford University. She has accompanied singers and instrumentalists since she was seven years old, including West Coast productions of major musicals. She produced a popular educational video called "A Child's Garden of Verses and Songs."

Stanley is a graduate of Brooklyn College and USC. He was the music director for a professional touring children's theater group. He was also a founding member of UCLA's Piano for Two group, and West LA's Piano Quartet for eight-hand piano music.