A passionate educator, Nana was a National Educator Grammy quarterfinalist in 2016. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola at Elizabethtown College (PA) and teaches String Methods. Previously, she was Professor and Affiliate Artist at University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she has taught Arts in Education, String Methods, Instrumental Music Methods, and supervised student teachers. At UMBC, she has also directed a summer camp for middle and high school students, the String Institute; and a weeklong summer workshop for high school and college students, "Violin to Viola: Making the Switch."
She conducted the String Orchestra in the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras program for five years, as well as the Concert and Debut Orchestras in the New World Youth Orchestras program in Indiana for seven years.
She taught a highly successful string program for Howard County Public Schools. At its highest, the enrollment in her orchestra program was 212 students, and consistently comprised around 20% of the total school population. She was recognized as a distinguished educator, mentored student interns from Peabody Conservatory, and received a Howard County Gifted and Talented Educator Award. As a member of the Howard County Music Educators Leadership Team, she helped plan professional development sessions for her teaching colleagues.
She is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator at the high school and college level. Baltimore County Public Schools has invited her to present a total of six professional development sessions for their music educators. A frequent adjudicator for high school music festivals in Maryland, she has been an adjudicator for county and state solo and ensembles, and All State. She has served as a violin and viola coach for the Georgetown University Orchestra in Washington D.C., for Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, as well as many high schools across the region.