Music Education with a Passion

Welcome to West Wynd Music, the music studio of Nancy Helene Ackerman, clarinetist, music educator, and ensemble coach. Music has played an important part of Nancy’s life since early childhood. Born into a musical family, music was encouraged as an essential part of her education. Also influenced by her uncle, composer Walter Byron Mourant and her great aunt, violinist and music educator Lottie Ellsworth Coit, Nancy believes everyone should have the opportunity to share in the magic of music.

Founded originally in Concord, MA, Nancy taught music lessons and coached chamber groups for the clarinet, flute, and saxophone to students of all ages and levels at her home studio, West Wind Music.

After moving to the Worcester, MA area, she regrouped her studio as West Wynd Music (changing the Wind to Wynd). Nancy continues to offer private and group lessons, as well as coaching small chamber ensembles.

Music Performances

Upcoming Performances

Offering Music Lessons and Master Classes

At the West Wynd Studio, Nancy offers a variety of music classes for all skill levels.

(Beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels)
(Beginning and intermediate levels)
(Beginning and Intermediate levels)
(for Clarinet, Flute, or Saxophone)
(Chamber ensembles and large ensemble)
    • Performing strategies and performing anxiety
  • Single reed care and repair

    • Designed for adults wishing to learn more about the history and theory of music in an enjoyable relaxing environment
  • Open discussions on the material are integral part of the class