Nathan Waldraff

Nathan W.

Somerville, MA

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Nathan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2012

Hi, my name is Nate W. I'm an electric bassist and pianist with 16 years of experience playing in various groups - from classical to jazz to rock. I've been giving bass (beginner-advanced), piano (beginner), and music theory (beginner-intermediate) lessons since 2012.

I studied composition and performance as a Dean's List student at Berklee College of Music, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. While there, I studied with some truly gifted musicians including Victor Bailey and Danny Morris. I also attended master classes with world renowned bassists such as Bootsy Collins, Ron Carter, and Victor Wooten.

Experience

Private Instructor
Jun 2012 - Present
Self Employed

I provided bass, piano, and music theory lessons from my home studio.

Education

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2010 - May 2014
Berklee College of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

2010 Adobe Design Achievement Award - Semifinalist
May 2010
Adobe
Dean's List
May 2010
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

A mashup of Long Train Running and Jump Around!
Photo by Nathan W.

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Ramble On by Led Zeppelin!
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I played at the fall 2014 Philly Guitar Show with legendary Nashville session guitarist, Johnny Hiland.
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I met Jimmy Page at my college graduation!

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This is a montage from my first gig with my new band.
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8 Reviews

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Bob G. May 16, 2017
Piano · In home

Nathan was very pleasant, patient and knowledgable. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

Noah Apr 19, 2017
Piano · In home

My son Noah is enjoying his lessons with Nathan. He thinks they are fun and he's progressing well. Nathan keeps him motivated with short daily "homework" practice sessions.

Aiden Apr 19, 2016
Piano · In home

Nathan was great. My son didn't want to take piano lessons at first, but had completely changed his mind by the end of his first lesson. He said Nathan was "so cool" and he showed me all the things he learned in his first 30 minutes. We can't wait to continue his lessons.

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Emily B. Jan 20, 2016
Piano · In home

I liked him very much. He is very calm and Patient. Looking forward tor upcoming lessons.

Samantha M. Nov 25, 2015
Piano · In home

Nathan is a fabulous piano instructor! We are so fortunate to have him as our daughter's teacher!! She loves learning how to play the piano and read music because of Nathan's personality, experience and skills. Thank you for connecting us with him!

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Jon Luc D. Nov 19, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home

First bass lesson. Nathan did a great job getting to know me, my knowledge/experience, my interests and goals. He provided clear instructions and homework which aligned with my interests. I look forward to my next lesson.

Rebecca F. Oct 5, 2015
Piano · In home

Nathan taught my three children for only about six weeks, unfortunately, due to his relocation, but he kept the kids interested, engaged, and challenged. He always made sure that lessons were fun and energized. We will miss him and wish him the very best in the Boston area!

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James W. Feb 20, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home

Nathan has help me in understanding the bass. He is a very knowledgeable and has given me good fingering and notes exercises too help me move along. Thanks Nate!!

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