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Nateโ€™s Notes

Nateโ€™s Notes

4.8 (4)
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

*I’m fun to work with! ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽถ

*I play over 100 instruments including many exotics from around the world ๐ŸŒŽ 

*I’m a professional level Pianist, Vocalist, Guitarist, Bassist & Drummer ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿฅ

*I offer a wide variety of in-demand styles such as Pop, Jazz, Rock, Disney, Musical Theatre, R&B & Classical ๐ŸŽผ 

*I offer online lessons via FaceTime, Skype, etc.๐Ÿ“ฑ 

*I can teach songwriting, producing & engineering, in addition to traditional music lessons ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ–ฅ๐ŸŽ›

*I specialize in Jazz & can show you how to improvise ๐ŸŽท 

I genuinely enjoy making a positive impact on people’s lives. When I see how my instruction’s helped students reach their goals, it’s an extremely gratifying experience. My greatest reward is the feeling I get when I know I’ve equipped my students w/ excellent musical skills, so they become well-prepared for pursuing whatever musical dreams & endeavors they embark on in the future ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŽต

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San Rafael, CA 94903
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4 Reviews

4.8

  • Luisa

    Nate is an excellent teacher and his lessons are so much fun! He's made me 100x more confident in my ability to sing out loud (in front of people) and even better, he's shown me the strength of my own instrument. :) Every lesson with Nate is amazing! I always look forward to working with him.

  • Cristal Schoenfelder

  • Dennis Phinney

    Nate's approach to teaching is motivating, collaborative, and fun. Nate teaches all ages therefore his approach with a younger student might be different with an older student. Nate customizes the learning experience based on the students needs and for me its just what I needed.

  • Audrey Ogg

    He was patient, great at explaining music theory and was open to any thing I was interested in and wanted to explore.



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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I always ask what really EXCITES new students & how I can help them reach their goals. I find that the best results emerge when I allow lessons to evolve organically, so I make sure that all students know they can express which areas of music interest them the most & I do my best to include that in our lesson plan. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

*Specialist Certificate in Home Recording from Berklee College of Music ๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ“œ

*1 year internship at Laughing Tiger Studios ๐Ÿ… 

*14 Years & counting as a Musician, Producer, Singer, Songwriter & Vocal Coach w/ Legion Beats ๐Ÿ›กโš”๏ธ๐ŸŽถ

*3 Years studying vocals w/ a professional Voice Coach ๐ŸŽค

*12 years studying piano w/ 2 professional Jazz Pianists ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽน


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$40 for 30 mins

$60 for 45 mins

$75 for 60 mins 


How did you get started teaching?

I’ve always had a strong love for music & have always been a natural teacher. In 2003, I was asked by a friend if I’d be willing to teach some of his private students so I gave it a try. Soon after, I realized that I not only had a knack for it, but also developed a passion for music education. I wound up becoming the teacher I always wanted & truly love helping my students become the best musicians they can be! 


What types of students have you worked with?

Every single kind! In the 16 years I’ve been teaching, I’ve taught literally thousands of lessons to hundreds of different students so I’ve worked w/ the full spectrum of student types. Ranging from students w/ extreme shyness, disabilities, attention issues, high school level, young kids, professional, senior citizens, classical, adults, Jazz, college level, students who LOVE to improvise, students who HATE to improvise, virtuoso or beginner  . . . I have taught them all!