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Nathaniel M. Seattle, WA

As an active musician I have player in settings from Broadway shows to rock bands; to classical ensembles and jazz combo's. I have worked as a studio musician as well as a session player and currently have an album on iTunes.

I began teaching guitar about 10 years ago. Since that time I have worked to perfect my teaching skills. So that my students can receive the maximum benefit from their time with me, regardless of their goals and level of ability. I believe that if a student is given the right musical skill set they can play anything and this is what I strive to do for each student!

About Nathaniel

Nathaniel has been a performer, composer and educator for over 10 years. He has been asked to perform in concert halls, music festivals, jazz clubs, fine restaurants, state fairs,art galleries and musical theater's throughout the Midwest and front range. He performs genres as varied as early renaissance to the most modern avant-garde jazz and art music. In 2001 he began teaching when he was asked to lead and direct a student ensemble. At this time he also began giving private lessons in piano, guitar and music theory. Nathaniel passes his passion for music on to his students, leading them to develop in excellence and enjoyment of the wonderful art of musicianship. He studied composition and music theory at Missouri Southern State University. While at MSSU, Nathaniel received a ...

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Lee W. November 27, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
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.
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Evan P. April 2, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
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.
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Scott H. February 18, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
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.
Mike O. Seattle, WA

In these lessons I focus on Scales, Rhythm, and beginning music theory.

About Mike

I have been playing / studying the drum set for over 25 years. I have taken lessons from some of the best teachers on the West Coast and brought the best of their knowledge into my lessons. I have been teaching kids at the Rock School in Seattle for the last 10 years as well as teaching privately for ages 10 and up. Some of the groups I've played / recorded with are: Atma, Kiss Her For The Kid, Leanne Wilkins, Carrie Akre, Stereo Sons, Charles St Messengers. *** Lesson Details *** I work to develop a vocabulary on the drum set that translates through all styles of music. My lessons employ a routine that works well for beginners as well as more advanced players by the option to add difficulty incrementally. This routine gives consistency to the lessons and makes it easy to gauge ...

Jeremy S. Seattle, WA

I've been playing guitar the better half of my life. I like to use method books, but also teach in a more hands on style where the student learns chords and scales and songs as well.

About Jeremy

A Berklee College of Music graduate and a professional music instructor for over ten years, I can help you to reach your musical goals. I tailor lessons to suit your needs covering everything from skill development, music theory and musicianship, to expanding your repertoire and composing original work. I play and teach drums, piano, bass and guitar. I am new to Seattle, having just moved from San Francisco where I performed regularly at a wide array of venues such as Great American Music Hall, Freight and Salvage, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bimbos, Bottom of the Hill, Savanna Jazz, Amnesia, Ashkenaz, Mystic Theater and Cafe Du Nord. I play many styles of music. Jazz, rock, funk, punk, blue-grass... you name it. I can show you how to play what you want to play. *** Lesson ...

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SusieM May 6, 2011
Knowledgeable and fun

I'm taking beginning guitar with Jeremy and feel like I'm learning a lot. He introduces many different concepts and exercises to teach me about music but also finds fun songs for me to play.
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BrianK December 13, 2010
Great instructor. Is terrific with my 8 year old son. Teaches him keyboard, drums, and guitar. Very flexible and fun. Keeps it interesting for him. I highly recommend Jeremy!
Evan G. Seattle, WA

Beginners-
If you have NO experience, we will begin with a handful of basic exercises that will familiarize your fingers with the strings and fretboard. Once you are more comfortable with the instrument we will move on to more difficult exercises and/or a method book. Preferably a Mel Bay or Hal Leonard method book.
Regardless of experience, if you consider yourself a beginner, our primary goal will be to build an indestructible foundation of healthy technique and organized musical understanding.

Intermediate-
You've studied some books, know your root position chords, some scales, songs (Are you singing and playing?), fingerpicking and maybe even a solo transcription or two. Our focus will be to strengthen your pre-existing skill set and build up your arsenal as a player. We will learn songs, sing and play them, study music theory, ear training and if you'd like we'll work on song writing too.

Advanced;
Our goals in this category will be more specific to what the individual ...

About Evan

Hello Students! My name is Evan G and I've been teaching for nearly 15 years. I was raised by music educators and began playing guitar at age six. I do it all; performing, writing, recording, building and teaching (guitar, voice, ukulele, music theory, live performance, etc). I have a Bachelors in Music from Cornish College of the Arts (2003-2007) and I've studied and performed with many great musicians from all over the world. My teaching methods begin with your goals and your needs as a musician. I will get you there. My main areas of expertise are Jazz, Latin, Blues, Funk and Rock. Guitar and bass students will begin with a fundamental foundation of scales, chords, rhythms and theory that will fully prepare them for whichever direction they choose to go. Advanced students will ...

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McKayla H. September 13, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
I'm brand new to guitar, and Evan was recommended by a friend. He came out to my house and gave me my very first lessons and they were great! I'm a slow learner, and he has been super supportive! I think I'm getting the hang of this...thanks Evan!!!
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Michael B. September 13, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I'm an intermediate guitar player looking to move forward, and with Evan, even after just a handful of lessons, I made serious strides with my playing. A very talented guitar player, an acute listener, and a very patient teacher. I highly recommend him.
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Hal S. August 22, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have found /Evan to be very easy to relate to. He listens to what you have to say, and tailors his instruction to your level and your goals. He very obviously knows what he is doing and is able to relate that to his instruction.
Brett R. Seattle, WA

Varying styles from finger-picking to strumming patterns, as well as riff-oriented and lead/scale techniques.

About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND ENJOYMENT OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and experienced musician available for instruction offering the following: # In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone recognition # Introduction to performance skills with instruments that include: Guitar - electric & acoustic Drum Kit and percussion rhythms Piano/Keyboard # Group lessons or private instruction, depending on personal preferences and age groups Personal experience includes: 1) 15 years of GUITAR: professional performance and composition. Styles include rock, folk, blues, chord progressions, and alternate tuning. 2) 15 years of DRUMS and PERCUSSION: Latin, swing,

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Charlie E. May 24, 2014
Verified Student
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
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Scott P. March 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!
James R. Seattle, WA

As with all instruments I teach, we'll explore chords, scales, improvisation, songs by beloved artists, etc.. I make sure to play my Stratocaster every day because without it I might go insane! In my band I am the lead guitarist and singer. Riffs, rhythm, lead, you name it, we'll cover it!

About James

I've been exploring music since age 13 when I started on guitar and electric bass. I've gigged around the Puget Sound area for over a decade and am passionate about many styles of music. I've played in jazz and blues ensembles while studying music in Boston and Seattle. I currently play in a band called Wax Orchards in Seattle and perform on my own as well. I play acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, and have taken up Ukulele in recent years. *** Lesson Details *** I provide my own student binder that is divided into two main sections: Songs and Fundamentals. SONGS I will write up any song for you that you'd like to learn, assuming it's within your skill level. If you have no particular recommendations, I bring in songs regularly of my own choosing as well. Student ...

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Gabrielle B. September 19, 2014
Guitar · In home
I had a wonderful experience learning from James! He was very attentive to my learning style and pace, and I felt supported and encouraged.
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RachealA October 3, 2011
Mother of 12 Year Old Student

James is a fantastic teacher. He totally resonates with my 12 year old son. He's patient, kind and enthusiastic. Ricky and I both feel lucky to have him as his teacher. Thank you, James!
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LeisaW September 2, 2011
Knowledgeable, Relevant, Friendly

James has expertise, talent and a genuine desire to see our son truly learn guitar. He meets our son at his level and makes learning enjoyable and effectual.

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