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Nathaniel A In HomeHome In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Piano, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Drums, Euphonium, Tuba, Orchestral Percussion
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, Gospel, Funk, Swing, Marching Band

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Nathaniel A In Home In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Drums, Euphonium, Tuba, Orchestral Percussion
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, Gospel, Funk, Swing, Marching Band

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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  --Bachelors degree awarded December 2008 in instrumental music education from New Mexico State University --Masters degree awarded May 2011 in Music Performance from the University of Utah Recent graduate of the Army School of Music, Little Creek Virginia
Awards:
--Capital High School Academy for the Performing Arts recipient of the "Music Legend" Award --New Mexico high School All-State trombonist, 2002, 2003 --New Mexico Inter-Collegiate Honor Band, 2006 --Fudung University, Shanghai, China certificate of appreciation for contributions to the performing festival at the 2010 World Expo Music Festival --Outstanding musicianship award, University of Nevada at Reno Jazz Festival, April of 2008, and 2011 for composition as well as outstanding soloist. --New Mexico State University Honors Recital performer, Fall 2007, Spring 2008 --Graduate Assistant to Athletic Bands, University of Utah, 2009-2011 --Performed with artists such as: John Fedchock, Steve Houghton, Byron Stripling, Doc Severinson, Jeff Nielsen, the Harry James Orchestra, Phil Campo and the "Loose Change" Jazz band, Five by Design, Gene Pokorney, and many others.  --Current Middle and high school Choir/Band director with Albuquerque Public Schools --Clinician for various schools in area -Composer/Arranger
Overview:
I am a musician in many aspects...mainly as a music teacher in Albuquerque Public Schools, and also my job in the Army as a member of the 44th Army Band.  I also teach private lessons at a local studio, and I can be found in Old Town on Wednesday and sometimes Saturday nights jamming with the Jazz musicians of this wonderful city.   I have taught choir and band from the 5th grade level all the way up through high school including subjects like music theory, jazz band, treble choir, marching band, and percussion ensemble.  I have also taught general music from kindergarten up through 5th grade, and assisted bands at the university level.  My performance experience has taken me to many wonderful places--College bowl games and the NCAA Tournaments to international hotspots such as Bogota, Columbia and even as far away as China.  I have also been fortunate enough to perform with musical icons such as Doc Severinson, Mariachi Cobre, Byron Stripling, John Fedchock, Bobby Shew, Five by Design, Club Swing, the Harry James Orchestra, Andre Williams, and notable groups such as the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Phil Campo and the "Loose Change" Jazz band, the Salt Lake Alternative Jazz Orchestra, and many others.  
EXPERIENCE
I believe teaching music doesn’t just teach music—it teaches us life skills that are applicable to any field and any situation. My teaching philosophy is a mix of many ideas, and I believe it is more successful the more places I incorporate ideas from. --Capital High School Academy for the Performing Arts recipient of the "Music Legend" Award --New Mexico high School All-State trombonist, 2002, 2003 --New Mexico Inter-Collegiate Honor Band, 2006 --Fudung University, Shanghai, China certificate of appreciation for contributions to the performing festival at the 2010 World Expo Music Festival --Outstanding musicianship award, University of Nevada at Reno Jazz Festival, April of 2008, and 2011 for composition as well as outstanding soloist. --New Mexico State University Honors Recital performer, Fall 2007, Spring 2008 --Graduate Assistant to Athletic Bands, University of Utah, 2009-2011 --Performed with artists such as: John Fedchock, Steve Houghton, Byron Stripling, Doc Severinson, Jeff Nielsen, the Harry James Orchestra, Phil Campo and the "Loose Change" Jazz band, Five by Design, Gene Pokorney, and many others. --Current Middle and high school Choir/Band director with Albuquerque Public Schools --Clinician for various schools in area -Composer/Arranger
METHODS USED
I believe teaching music doesn’t just teach music—it teaches us life skills that are applicable to any field and any situation. My teaching philosophy is a mix of many ideas, and I believe it is more successful the more places I "steal" ideas from. As a music teacher at the 21st Century Public Academy, and the 2nd, being my job in the Army as a member of the 44th Army Band. I also teach private lessons at a local studio, and I can be found in Old Town on Wednesday and sometimes Saturday nights jamming with the Jazz musicians of this wonderful city. I have taught choir and band from the 5th grade level all the way up through high school including subjects like music theory, jazz band, treble choir, marching band, and percussion ensemble. I have also taught general music from kindergarten up through 5th grade, and assisted bands at the university level. My performance experience has taken me to many wonderful places--College bowl games and the NCAA Tournaments to international hotspots such as Bogota, Columbia and even as far away as China. I have also been fortunate enough to perform with musical icons such as Doc Severinson, Mariachi Cobre, Byron Stripling, John Fedchock, Bobby Shew, Five by Design, Club Swing, the Harry James Orchestra, Andre Williams, and notable groups such as the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Phil Campo and the "Loose Change" Jazz band, the Salt Lake Alternative Jazz Orchestra, and many others. I am partners in crime with a wonderful woman and we have an adorable little girl who will be 3 years old soon. I just returned from basic training with the Army and I am in the 44th Army Band with the National Guard
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Diversity, high-energy, fast-paced, exploratory  I believe teaching music doesn’t just teach music—it teaches us life skills that are applicable to any field and any situation. My teaching philosophy is a mix of many ideas, and I believe it is more successful the more places I "steal" ideas from. As a music teacher at the 21st Century Public Academy, and the 2nd, being my job in the Army as a member of the 44th Army Band. I also teach private lessons at a local studio, and I can be found in Old Town on Wednesday and sometimes Saturday nights jamming with the Jazz musicians of this wonderful city. I have taught choir and band from the 5th grade level all the way up through high school including subjects like music theory, jazz band, treble choir, marching band, and percussion ensemble. I have also taught general music from kindergarten up through 5th grade, and assisted bands at the university level. My performance experience has taken me to many wonderful places--College bowl games and the NCAA Tournaments to international hotspots such as Bogota, Columbia and even as far away as China. I have also been fortunate enough to perform with musical icons such as Doc Severinson, Mariachi Cobre, Byron Stripling, John Fedchock, Bobby Shew, Five by Design, Club Swing, the Harry James Orchestra, Andre Williams, and notable groups such as the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Phil Campo and the "Loose Change" Jazz band, the Salt Lake Alternative Jazz Orchestra, and many others. I am partners in crime with a wonderful woman and we have an adorable little girl who will be 3 years old soon. I just returned from basic training with the Army and I am in the 44th Army Band with the National Guard
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