Nathan Watts

Nathan W.

Bountiful, UT

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Nathan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2017

I am a 23 year old musician. I have studied guitar for 12 years. 8 of those years were spent studying under the instruction of Mike Smith who graduated from the U of U in jazz guitar. 1 year was also spent studying specifically jazz guitar under the instruction of Ben Mathews, an adjunct professor at Utah State University. I have also played in several bands and enjoy writing my own music on a daily basis.

I have played all genres and style of guitar, but specialize in acoustic finger style (such as the music played by Tommy Emmanuel), as well as jazz guitar. I love rock, pop, alternative, and jazz. These are the genres I spend the most time with.

Most of all I have a passion for playing, performing, and writing music for guitar. I love every moment I get to be able to play with other people and share the knowledge and experience I have gained playing and performing for others.

Along with guitar I have played piano since the age of 7, joined the orchestra at age 12 playing the bass, moved on to clarinet and tenor saxophone, and played as the lead jazz guitarist in the high school jazz band for 4 years. I am also formally trained in music theory. Having studied under individual instructors for over half my life I have a firm grasp of the necessary steps and skills needed to progress as a guitarist and musician. All lessons are recorded and shared with the student to keep for future use and practicing.

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Experience

Product Designer
Oct 2015 - Present
Salt Vac Inc.

I helped design the Salt Vac system used in the commercial water softener industry to deliver water softener salt quickly and easily to your water softener without having to manually transport it.

Volunteer Service Representative
Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Volunteered as a service missionary in Guayaquil, Ecuador for two years.

Education

Business Administration and Entrepreneurship
Jan 2016 - Present
Utah State University
Web Development
Jul 2017 - Oct 2017
V School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Full-stack Web Developer
Oct 2017
V School

Completed training focused on the MERN stack of programming. (MongoDB, Express.js, React.js, Node.js)

Awards

Utah State Scholarship
Jan 2016
Utah State University
Eagle Scout
Jul 2012
Boy Scouts of America

Affiliations

Boy Scouts of America
Jan 2008

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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Photos & Videos

Photograph arranged by Sungha Jung
Acoustic Finger Style Demo
Just a picture of me right here
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