Nathaniel Moore

Nathaniel M.

Chicago, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
No matter what your aspirations are you will love to study acoustic guitar!

We will cover classical and modern songs, playing rhythm with a pick as well as finger style.

Additionally you will learn to play acoustic lead and even write your own songs!

Learn solid foundational techniques or take your playing to the next level!

About Nathaniel M.

I am a Jazz guitarist award winning composer and teaching artist. Who connects people with meaningful experiences in music while helping them explore it in new ways. If you are interested in studying music and guitar; from a teacher who uses a structured and academic approach, to help you find your creative voice. Through exploration of improvisation, songwriting and playing great music then sign up with me.

Student's benefit from supplemental videos/audio which are practice aides. As well as customized curriculum to fit your needs and goals while providing a solid foundation of musicianship and skills which enable you to play in any style to setting.


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6 Reviews
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Excellent teacher with a comprehensive understanding of classical guitar technique.

Posted Oct 13, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I've known Nathaniel a long time and he is a great guitarist! Highly recommended.

Posted Jul 19, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Nathaniel taught my son who was a beginning player on the bass guitar. I couldn't be more please with the results. Nathaniel did all the normal teacher stuff--had a plan, had prepared goals, gave music homework, was timely--but on top of that he had a friendly, inviting personality that invited my son to want to spend time learning music. It was Nathaniel's happy, inviting attitude that really made things click during my son's lessons and I'm thankful he was willing to take him in as one of his students.

Posted Oct 22, 2015
Lee W.

An Amazing Musican and Instructor

I came to Nathaniel mid-summer 2013 to begin beginner lessons after careful consideration of his skills. He is so accomplished! After adjustments to find the correct guitar (left handed) we finally got down to brass tacks and I have improved so much under his direction. Nathaniel is so patient and always has the right answer when a question is asked. Nathaniel likes putting some humor in with his instruction technique which helps to relax and enjoy the session. Anyone who is looking for a spectacular instructor, Nathaniel is your choice.

Posted Nov 27, 2013
Evan P.

Knowledgeable, encouraging, patient, & prompt.

Having come from a very small musical background Nathaniel was extremely helpful in laying down a solid foundation for how to play the guitar and how to view music in general. Nathaniel clearly has a deep understanding of musical theory and performance. His lessons are structured around what you want to pursue, but at a pace and with material that is challenging, fun, and rewarding to complete. If you are looking for a teacher that is serious about music, experienced and poses the ability to help you reach your musical goals, whether that be increasing your aptitude with an instrument or studying complex theory, I would strongly suggest Nathaniel.

Posted Apr 2, 2013
Scott H.

Works with you at your level

After several years of off and on self study I decided it was time to take instructor led lessons and Nathanial turned out to be a great teacher. He was willing to make use of the materials I already had. I really neede some work on my right hand technique, but it turned out that I was also strangling the guitar neck with my left hand. He really helped me lighten up my technique for both left and right hands which made playing and practicing much more enjoyable.

Posted Feb 18, 2013

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Course Development
Jan 2012 - Aug 2018

Collaborative Music Institute

Write and develop new music education courses for guitar instruction. Topics include Bossa Nova, Jazz Improvisation, Fingerstyle Guitar, etc.

Music Teacher
Mar 2010 - Mar 2017

Lessons in Your Home

Provide piano and guitar instruction to students in their own homes.

Feb 2016 - Dec 2016

Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Pit Orchestra musician for the Play The Addams Family. Performed all guitar parts for their premier of the show and was a part of the award winning run of the show.

Music Teacher
Sep 2000 - Dec 2015

Global Counterpoint

Teach private lessons in guitar, composition, piano, musicianship and other topics. Write method books, develop online learning materials, etc.

Music Teacher
Aug 2011 - Mar 2013

Sera Schools

Provide quality private instruction in the areas of guitar and piano.

Aug 2004 - Mar 2006

Torres - Moore Collaboration

During my collaboration with Sax player Mr. Torres we had several residency's at local jazz clubs and resturaunts and were the house band serval nights a week at various venues.

Feb 2001 - Jun 2004

Kurby House

For several years I had the great honor of being a musician in residence with Earl Lavines Jazz combo. Which was the house band at the Kurby House.

Jan 2002 - Aug 2003

Great Plains Theatre Festival

During my time at the Great Plains Theatre I works as an orchestra musician in the pit. Working in musical theatre shows.


Professional Music Studies
Jan 2016 - Present

Berklee College of Music

Aug 2010 - Jan 2014

UC Boulder



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Jack Stone Award
Aug 2011

San Paulo College


Apr 2000
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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