Nathan Groot
Athens, GA
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Nathan Groot

Nathan G.

Athens, GA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
-All levels of playing and all ages!
-Student-focused approach, structured to help you meet your specific goals
-Develop problem solving and analytical skills to help you get the most out of your practice sessions
-A focus on physical and mental health and wellness while working on your music

I will first learn what you want out of lessons and create a plan tailored specifically for you to help you meet your goals.

Whether you are just starting out, or preparing for college auditions at a conservatory, I would love to work with you!

About Nathan G.

Hello! My name is Nathan! I'm a doctoral student and violist living in Athens, GA with my wife, Rebecca, and my scruffy rescue terrier, Rory. I have been teaching private music lessons since 2012, worked as a graduate teaching assistant at Miami University for musicology courses for two years, and currently work as a research fellow and teaching assistant at the University of Georgia.

I draw most of my inspiration in my own work from the people who helped inspire me throughout my education. I have so many opportunities today because very special teachers, tutors, and teaching assistants stepped in and helped me along. I want to pay that forward and keep it going. I also really enjoy teaching and tutoring! I'm excited to hear from you!

In my master's program, I worked as a teaching assistant for four music history courses. In my current doctoral program, I am pursuing a musicology cognate along with my performance major.

I am currently pursuing a doctorate of musical arts in the viola performance at the University or Georgia. I began playing the viola - and later violin - in 2003 and have been teaching privately since 2012. While pursuing my master's degree, I worked as a teaching assistant for four musicology courses and currently am pursuing a musicology cognate in my doctoral program. I also currently work as a teaching assistant and graduate fellow at the University of Georgia.

I have performed with Symphony Orchestras in Tennessee since 2014, performed as a soloist in Bulgaria, Austria, and the U.S., and have recorded in Nashville, TN for television soundtracks and with Athens artist, Kishi Bashi.

I would love to hear from you if you are interested in taking private lessons or tutoring!

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Rain
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Nathan is the best viola teacher I’ve ever had. His vast knowledge of the instrument allowed him to explain certain concepts in a methodical way that made me feel like I was truly learning. In addition to being a great teacher he is an equally great performer who continues to model exactly what I want to be as a violist. I can not recommend Nathan more!

Posted Oct 13, 2021
Audrey
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I really enjoyed my lessons with Nathan. He was really patient with me and helped explain things in ways that worked well for me.

Posted Oct 12, 2021
Jason
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I learned a lot from my lessons with Nathan! So nice to find a teacher who specialized in viola

Posted Oct 12, 2021

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Experience

Director of Partnerships
Jul 2020 - Present

Lift Music Fund

Presidential Fellow
Aug 2019 - Present

University of Georgia

-Research Fellow - Areas of Research include Socioeconomic Status and Music Education, Works by Underrepresented Composers, Self Promotion and Marketing for Musicians -Orchestra Librarian -String quartet coach -String ensemble coach -Teach College-level lessons for credit

Substitute Section Violist
Jun 2019 - Jun 2019

Ocean Way Recording Studio

Recorded soundtrack to History Channel's "Vikings" season 9.

Acting Viola Faculty
May 2019 - Jun 2019

Tennessee Tech Summer Music Institute

Acting viola instructor at a summer music institute. Taught private viola lessons, gave masterclasses, taught group technique class, coached string quartet, worked as the orchestra librarian, worked as a camp counselor

Violin Teacher
Aug 2018 - May 2019

Oxford Music Academy

Violin Teacher
Jan 2018 - May 2019

Virginia Pearce Glick Young Musicians' Program

Graduate Assistant
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Miami University

Head Orchestra Librarian, Teaching Assistant for multiple undergraduate musicology courses, Concert Recording Technician, Concert Manager,

Section Violist
Jan 2016 - Apr 2019

Bryan Symphony Orchestra

Guest Viola Soloist
Jun 2018 - Jun 2018

Sofia Music Weeks Music Festival

Guest soloist with orchestra at a music festival in Sofia, Bulgaria. Invited by Bulgarian composer, Yovcho Kruschev.

Substitute Section Violist
Aug 2016 - May 2017

Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra

Private Violin/Viola Teacher
Jan 2012 - May 2017

Groot Private Teaching

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts - Viola Performance
Aug 2019 - Present

University of Georgia

Master of Music - Viola Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Miami University

Bachelor's Degree - Music: Viola Performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Tennessee Tech University

Languages

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

American Viola Society Festival Ensemble Invitational Finalist
May 2021

American Viola Society

Presidential Fellowship
Aug 2019

University of Georgia

Glick Enrichment Fund
May 2018

Miami University

Sofia Music Weeks Fund
Mar 2018

Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies

Graduate Assistantship
Aug 2017

Miami University

Charles F. Bryan Award
May 2016

Tennessee Tech University

Captain William Lafayette Anderson Award
May 2016

Tennessee Tech University

H. Leroy and Mary Faith Henderson Award
May 2016

Tennessee Tech University

Education Foundation Award
May 2015

Tennessee Tech University

Affiliations

College Music Society, The
Aug 2021
The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.
American Viola Society
May 2015
The American Viola Society is a nonprofit organization of viola enthusiasts, including students, performers, teachers, scholars, composers, makers, and friends, who seek to encourage excellence in performance, pedagogy, research, composition, and lutherie. United in our commitment to promote the viola and its related activities, the AVS fosters communication and friendship among violists of all skill levels, ages, nationalities, and backgrounds.

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