Nathan Royer

Nathan R.

Windsor Mill, MD

About Nathan R.

Background check: Last verified 10/22/2015
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Nathan teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: October 2002
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I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservatory (Masters). I can teach just about any age and skill level and cover anything you are interested in learning; whether its a certain style, genre, technique or song.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are laid back, with a focus on perfecting the basics. Most students work out of a method book appropriate to their skill level. Aside from that we'll also spend time learning songs and pieces of the students choice. With the right amount of effort, you'll know your way around your instrument in no time at all

*** Travel Equipment ***
Will provide sheet music and exercises. My students should have a working instrument as well as any method book or sheet music we are working on.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all styles and genres

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Music Instructor

Jan 2008 - Present
Mikes Music

I have been teaching private lessons here since it opened in 2008. Aside from teaching single lessons, I also conduct small chamber groups, giving students experience in an ensemble setting different from what they're used to in school.

Music Teacher/Band Director

Aug 2007 - Jun 2009

SCA was a private college prep school where I taught Music Fundamentals, Music History and Instrumental Music to students’ grade 6 through 12 as well as Music Theory/Advanced Theory, History of Jazz and Form and Analysis to advanced students (grades 10-12). Aside from classes, I also directed the school bands (standard concert band setting and jazz band)


Masters Degree

Aug 2005 - May 2007
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Science in Music

Aug 1998 - May 2004
Frostburg State University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Peabody Merit-based Scholarship

Aug 2006
Peabody Institute

Peabody Merit-based Scholarship

Aug 2005
Peabody Institute


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America

Nov 1999

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

Boy Scouts of America

Sep 1990

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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5 Reviews on Nathan R.

John L. Oct 22, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
As an over 50 student who use to be somewhat decent at playing the piano 30 years ago, I was fairly nervous about starting up again, as well as somewhat skeptical that lessons would really help. But after a few months with Nathan I can say that they are definitely helping and I feel lucky to have found him. Nathan is not only knowledgeable but has an excellent instinct regarding what I need in an instructor. I feel confident he would be able to adapt his style to any type of student of any age range or ability level.
Nancy P. Oct 22, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Nathan is an EXCELLENT piano teacher! He's encouraging, not at all upset when I clearly haven't practiced,
and is a pleasure to be with. He is gifted in the way he seems just the right teacher for me, though I'm sure he's as fine a teacher for others who have their own individual approaches to learning to play the piano.
Debbie G. Apr 18, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
We are so happy that he shared his talent with us. He gave my son beneficial skills to practice and assessed what he would work on during our next lesson. Thank you for connecting us.
RichardW Jun 28, 2012
Bass Lessons

Patient, knowledgeable teacher. Very helpful in helping me attain my goals.
NormanE1 Feb 29, 2012
Great Teacher

Nathan is a great teacher. I had always wanted to learn the bass guitar and had zero experience. He has a great feeling for music and teaches it very well. I really have enjoyed my lessons.