Nancy Blockcolsky (known affectionately to her college students as “Mrs. B”) received a Bachelor of Music Education from Baker University (with minors in French and mathematics and with additional coursework in religion) and a Master of Music from Kansas State University. She has served in the music ministry since 1982 in various capacities—singer, guitarist, pianist, worship leader, bass player. As music director at Agape Family Church in Manhattan, she also writes praise choruses, teaches vocal parts, and creates arrangements for church music services. A trained soprano, Nancy presented a solo voice concert for nearly 100 people in 2010. She is a first violinist with the Community Chamber Orchestra based out of Morganville, Kansas, where she served as concert mistress for eight years. She teaches piano class, Music Appreciation, beginning guitar class, and Introduction to Personal Computing at Manhattan Christian College and serves as the pianist at many MCC events. She maintains a private studio of 25 students in piano and violin. She is a past president Kansas Music Teacher Association and is concluding her second term as president of the Manhattan Area Music Teachers Association. Nancy strives to teach all of her students according to their individual learning styles, taking into account their unique abilities and their family goals for music study. Nancy is an accomplished pianist who has accompanied solo recitals and many students preparing solos for high school and middle school music festivals. She is highly regarded both as a teacher and accompanist.