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Nate S.
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Learn how to play the electric bass in any style! Nate has 8 years of playing experience on electric bass, including a Berklee College of Music degree from the bass department. He has extensive experience playing bass in rock/pop scenarios, and extensive practice reading and transcribing bass lines.
About Nate S.

Nate Sabat is a JUNO-nominated bassist, singer-songwriter, arranger and instructor based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a founding member of the award-winning string band Mile Twelve. A native-New Yorker, he attended LaGuardia High School as a vocal principal and went on to study upright bass at the Berklee College of Music. He has performed on stages throughout Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States, at festivals including Celtic Connections, Greyfox Bluegrass Festival, ROMP and Four Corners Folk Festival. While specializing in folk, bluegrass and country, Nate offers instruction in upright and electric bass, songwriting, music theory, ear training and arranging in a wide variety of styles. In early 2021, Nate released his first instructional book -- Dirt Simple: Upright Bass -- via Mel Bay Publications. It's available for purchase here. Lessons taught by Nate are very interactive. He focuses in on aspects of the subject that the student is interested in developing, while also providing a broader, deeper understanding of the subject as a whole. He is knowledgable and interested in a wide variety of musical styles and approaches, and is truly passionate and excited to watch his students expand their musical understanding.

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Nate S.
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Learn how to play the electric bass in any style! Nate has 8 years of playing experience on electric bass, including a Berklee College of Music degree from the bass department. He has extensive experience playing bass in rock/pop scenarios, and extensive practice reading and transcribing bass lines.
About Nate S.

Nate Sabat is a JUNO-nominated bassist, singer-songwriter, arranger and instructor based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a founding member of the award-winning string band Mile Twelve. A native-New Yorker, he attended LaGuardia High School as a vocal principal and went on to study upright bass at the Berklee College of Music. He has performed on stages throughout Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States, at festivals including Celtic Connections, Greyfox Bluegrass Festival, ROMP and Four Corners Folk Festival. While specializing in folk, bluegrass and country, Nate offers instruction in upright and electric bass, songwriting, music theory, ear training and arranging in a wide variety of styles. In early 2021, Nate released his first instructional book -- Dirt Simple: Upright Bass -- via Mel Bay Publications. It's available for purchase here. Lessons taught by Nate are very interactive. He focuses in on aspects of the subject that the student is interested in developing, while also providing a broader, deeper understanding of the subject as a whole. He is knowledgable and interested in a wide variety of musical styles and approaches, and is truly passionate and excited to watch his students expand their musical understanding.

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I've been working with Nate for almost a year now in the band Mile Twelve, and my experience with him has been incredible. Not only is he a amazingly well-learned, proficient, and creative musician, but he's one of the most understanding and helpful guys that I know. I've learned so much from playing with Nate, and I know his students are in good hands.

Posted May 16, 2017
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Working with Nate is great! By working step by step through a couple songs I brought with me, and I noticed an across-the-board improvement in my playing after the first lesson. Plus, we have a good time of it!

Posted Mar 27, 2017
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Nate has a very good ear, and is quickly able to identify problems, and thoroughly explain how to fix them. Whether a technique thing, or subtle nuances in timing, or tone, Nate always finds the clear path to expressing the goal, and how to get there. I'd recommend Nate to anyone seeking to improve their playing. The rest is practice, practice, practice.

Posted Mar 15, 2017
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Private Lessons
Jan 2014 - Present
Nate's Private Teaching Studio
Has provided one-on-one instruction from his private studio in a variety of musical subjects.
Core Tutor
Jan 2015 - May 2016
Berklee College of Music
Provided one-on-one instruction to fellow Berklee students through the school's core music tutoring program. Taught in subjects including ear training, jazz music theory, classical music theory, arranging, counterpoint, and conducting.
Professional Music
Sep 2012 - May 2015
Berklee College of Music
Vocal Music
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
2020 IBMA New Artist of the Year
Sep 2020
International Bluegrass Music Association
2017 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year
Sep 2017
International Bluegrass Music Association
Department Achievement Award (Professional Music Department)
Mar 2015
Berklee College of Music
Department Achievement Award (Bass Department)
Mar 2014
Berklee College of Music
International Bluegrass Music Association
Sep 2015
IBMA is the trade association that connects and educates bluegrass professionals, empowers the bluegrass community, and encourages worldwide appreciation of bluegrass music of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
International Society of Bassists
Oct 2011
The International Society of Bassists was founded by the world-renowned virtuoso Gary Karr in 1967. With nearly 3,000 members in over 40 countries, the ISB publishes a triannual magazine, Bass World, with an eclectic mix of articles about soloists, jazz and orchestral players, early music, pedagogy, international personalities and orchestras and reviews of new print music and recordings, plus monthly e-newsletters and communications.

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