Nate grew up in a musical household, playing piano and guitar. He began study under acoustic guitarist Andrew Schiller at 14 years old and, continued with formal private instruction until age 18. Through college Nate played in local bands in the Boulder/Denver area of Colorado.
Nate has a strong background in fingerpicking and flat-picking techniques, as well as in the foundations of rhythm and improvisational lead guitar, and guitar performance.
Nate’s inspirations come from across the musical spectrum. From bluegrass to rock, to jazz and funk, to improvisation based performance. Nate is a patient teacher with a wealth of techniques and exercises to enable students to quickly reach a solid understanding of musical theory and technique. He may also have made your coffee if you frequent Coffeebar – a Truckee institution.