Ana Nelson
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Ana Nelson

Ana N.

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Hello and welcome to my studio! I am a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger known for my multi-genre diversity in both classical and jazz styles. I have over 7 years of teaching all ages and levels of students in piano, violin, voice, clarinet, saxophone, and music theory.

Each lesson is catered to your specific goals and needs, whether you're a beginner or a serious student seeking a career path in music. Let's make music together!

About Ana N.

I am a professional musician and educator fluent in classical, jazz, Latin jazz, R&B, and pop styles. Currently residing in the Bloomington IN area, I have performed with a variety of groups across the Midwest including Michael Spiro's Descarga 5, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and the Buselli Wallarab Jazz Ensemble. As a recording artist, I have appeared on recordings with Bootsy Collins for his remix of the "Indiana Fight Song," Indiana University Jazz Ensemble performing "Gennett Suite" for WTIU TV, Liberation Music Collective's Rebel Portraiture, and releases for Oberlin Orchestra and IU New Music Ensemble. Recently in January 2020, I was awarded the Earl Hines Outstanding Soloist Award by Wynton Marsalis at the Jack Rudin Jazz Championship in New York City for my performance of Duke Ellington's "Tattooed Bride."

Currently, I am pursuing a Doctorate in Clarinet Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and hold an M.M. from IU Jacobs School of Music in Clarinet Performance and Jazz Saxophone, and B.M. from Oberlin Conservatory in Clarinet Performance and Jazz Saxophone.

My online teaching uses a top notch studio set up to make sure your online lessons are hassle-free! Each lesson is catered to YOU and your specific goals, whether you're a beginner or a student serious about a career in music. Questions? Please use the "ask a question" feature and I"ll get back to you within the day. Can't wait to get started!

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James
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I really enjoy taking saxophone lessons with Ana. She is extremely knowledgeable in topics related to saxophone, jazz, and improvisation. Her lessons are very organized, intellectually stimulating, and she provides just the right amount of structure while allowing me the space to develop my own creative ideas. I highly recommend taking a lesson with her. You’ll thank me later!

Posted Aug 27, 2020
Christine
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I have played clarinet for 5 years now and am working on music for solo pieces and band class. Ana gives me lots of material to work on and I am feeling more confident about my playing!

Posted Aug 27, 2020
Amanda D.
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I'm a classically-trained flutist and have been taking Jazz improv and theory lessons with Ana for four months. I have learned so much from her - she has opened my eyes to jazz and made it fun and approachable. The lessons have given me a deeper appreciation when listening to jazz, improved my listening skills, and made me a better player. I never thought I would be able to do improv, and after a few weeks of lessons it came very easily to me. I highly recommend Ana to anyone who wants to learn jazz improv, regardless of what instrument they play!

Posted Aug 27, 2020

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Experience

Co-Founder
Jun 2020 - Present

Virtual Woodwind Academy

An educational experience featuring masterclasses, summer camps, and resources for students of all ages in clarinet, saxophone, and flute. Top-rated reviews from leading conservatory professors and music professionals.

Education

D.M. Clarinet Performance
Aug 2019 - Present

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

M.M. Clarinet Performance and Jazz Saxophone
Aug 2016 - May 2019

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

B.M. Clarinet Performance and Jazz Saxophone
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Oberlin Conservatory

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Earl Hines Outstanding Soloist Award
Jan 2020

Wynton Marsalis

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