Guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, other fretted instruments
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Americana
Nate is a guitarist and educator based in New York City. A versatile performer, he feels equally at home playing jazz, classical, early music, old-time, folk, hip-hop/R&B, new music, rock and pop. He is also regularly seen performing on tenor banjo, mandolin, renaissance lute, and theorbo. Recent performance highlights include solo appearances at St. Paul’s on the Green & Carnegie Hall, as well as ensemble appearances with the Pittsburgh Opera and Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Nate holds music performance degrees from the University of North Carolina and the Yale School of Music and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University.
As an instructor, Nate’s teaching approach is focused on targeting the individual needs of each student and guiding them towards a unique, personalized practice methodology. While classical guitar, jazz improvisation, and sight-reading are his specialties, lessons with Nate focus on a blend of technique, expressiveness, and music theory to cultivate a holistic musical understanding of the guitar.