Nancy Kito is an organist in the metropolitan New York area and plays harpsichord for the baroque band, Ensemble Leonarda. She is a native New Yorker who grew up right here in Astoria! She holds degrees from NYU (B.A., M.A. in French & Classical Studies; minor in secondary education) and the Peabody Conservatory of Music (B.M. organ performance), with additional studies in harpsichord at the University of Montreal in Canada. She studied organ with Walter Hilse and Donald S. Sutherland, harpsichord with Webb Wiggins, and has participated in masterclasses/coachings with Jaäp Schroder, Luc Beauséjour, and Arthur Haas, as well as the International Baroque Institute at Longy, the Baroque Academy of the Amherst Early Music Festival, and the Cambridge Early Music Summer School (Cambridge University, England). Oh, and she also plays tennis and basketball, much to the horror of her fellow musicians.