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Nate Claiborne

Nate C.

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I've been teaching private lessons for over a decade now. First I taught lessons as a self-employed college student, and then my during graduate studies I worked through a music academy in Dallas. I've been playing piano for over 20 years and guitar and drums for 15. I've been in various bands, personally recorded several albums of my own compositions, and have taught students from ages 7-17 consistently. I teach part time as a high school teacher in the area and I enjoy helping young people learn, whether it's guitar, piano, drums, or even psychology

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm very laid back when it comes to lessons, but I do expect students to spend at least 90 minutes weekly practicing so our lessons will be productive. I generally use either Alfred or Suzuki for piano lessons, and various Hal Leonard method books for guitar and drums depending on students needs and expectations for learning.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons will be in my music room which has a 88-key weighted keyboard, various guitars and amps, and a drumset.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must provide their own equipment necessary to play their instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki method for piano, and contemporary rock and pop for guitar, drums, and bass.

I also teach music theory and songwriting using whatever style the students prefers as the base of operations.

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Reviews (9)

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Nada C. Sep 23, 2016
Piano · In studio

Nate is a great teacher. Both my sons are learning piano with him. I saw good improvement, constructive feedback, and professionalism every time. They both like him very much.

Dalton K. Mar 23, 2015
Piano · In home

Nate is very patient and accommodating. Always provides feedback with each lesson.

April W. May 19, 2014
Piano · In home

Nate has been working with my boys (6 & 7) for the past six months. We are very happy with the progress they've made and their enthusiasm for music. Would highly recommend Nate.

Mai May 14, 2014
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Nate was very patient and understanding using age appropriate materials.

Anitra Mar 6, 2014
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I found this very helpful, very informative, and I plan to be back again very soon. Thanks again!

Jordon Mar 6, 2014
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Very Helpful and got my all my questions answered. Now I can read Paino Sheet Music!

Demetrius Mar 6, 2014
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Great help! Mr. Nate recommended some books for me to help me get started, totally recommend him!

Ivette Mar 6, 2014
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The helpout with Nate was great! He explained complex time signatures and how to tap them out, which I've had great struggles with. Thank you Nate!

Markus Mar 6, 2014
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Really smart guy here! Explained stuff in a way I could understand, and it helped a lot.



Experience

Guitar/Piano/Drum Instructor
Feb 2013 - Present

TakeLessons

For almost two years now I have been teaching lessons through TakeLessons. I currently have 20 students, some of whom are signed up through TakeLessons, some through the high school where I teach, and some through personal contact.

Electric Guitarist
Aug 2011 - Present

CrossPointe Church Waterford Lakes

I'm in the regular rotation at my church playing electric guitar. I can bring insight from this extended live experience into lessons to help students learn how to play well with other instrumentalists, compose lead lines using basic knowledge of music theory, and how to create certain sounds and effects.

High School Teacher
Aug 2011 - Present

International Community School

I teach a variety of subjects at a university model high school in Winter Park. This limits my day-time availability on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, but provides more open availability on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Associate Guitar/Piano Instructor
Jan 2008 - May 2011

Providence Music Academy

During my time in grad school, I worked for a music academy servicing the Highland and University Park neighborhoods in Dallas. I taught private in-home lessons to about 20-25 students a week for roughly 3 years. I primarily taught guitar lessons, but had several piano students and a few drummers as well. We focused on meeting individual student goals and tailoring the lessons as much as possible to what students wanted to learn to play when it came to songs. These songs were then something the students enjoyed performing at our bi-annual recitals.

Guitar/Piano Teacher
Jan 2001 - Jul 2003

Self-Employed

For a couple of years before I left for college, I got my start teaching private lessons at the request of my then piano teacher. I started with piano, but then quickly added beginning guitar and bass.


Education

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Feb 2006 - Aug 2007

Liberty University


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency


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