Nan Gibbons received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Art and her Master of Education degree in Music from Lesley University. She also has a Master of Arts degree in the Arts and Theology from the Andover Newton Theological School and is an MA candidate in Pastoral Psychology. She achieved all three levels of Henry Leak's Creating Artistry choral directing program at Butler University (IN) and is also a Remo Health Rhythms trained Drum Circle Facilitator.
Nan was vocal coach and choral assistant for the Hudson Area Arts Alliance from 2000-2008. She spent twelve years working for the New York Metropolitan Opera Guild though Urban Voices in urban elementary and high schools. She currently directs three community choirs and teaches music and arts at several Worcester County schools and churches. Nan joined the Joy of Music faculty in 2003.