Nina Andersen (Oatley)
Clarinet, Saxophone, New Horizons Adult Band
Nina has taught individual and group instruction on clarinet and saxophone for over 20 years, providing a customized approach which allows students to become proficient to the level of their ambitions and experience music as a lifelong joyful pursuit.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the USM School of Music with degrees in Music Education and Clarinet Performance. Her professional training has been with Dr. Thomas Parchman, Principal Clarinetist of the Portland Symphony, Dr. William Wreszien of the New England Conservatory, Karen Beacham, Jonathan Cohler and Bill Street.
Professional performances include classical, jazz, musical theatre and chamber music with a variety of groups in the area; Portland Rossini Club, Maine State Ballet Orchestra, Maine State Music Theatre, the Edith Jones Project, Lyric Theatre and freelance work.
She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Portland Rossini Club, Maine Music Educators Association, International Clarinet Society, and Association of Concert Bands.