Nani graduated from the Folk Music Department of Shenyang Conservatory of Music in 1977 and stayed on as a teacher. In 1978 she studied at the Central Conservatory of Music (now named China Conservatory of Music). From 1979 to 1985, she devoted her time to teaching Guzheng.
In 1987, she graduated from Shenyang Conservatory of Music with a master’s degree. Nani studied under the famous guzheng player and educator Zhao Yuzhai. She performed in many countries and regions such as Thailand, Japan and Hong Kong, and has held special concerts in Hong Kong, Bangkok and South Korea.