Nathan has found his passion performing solo acoustic guitar. Influenced by an array of musicians, he fused many styles including jazz, blues, funk, rock, finger style, and classical to create his new sound. The mood ranges from a hungry rage to a sensuous romance, tapping into every emotion in between.
To see a live performance is spectacular, truly full of energy and animation. He plays with fierce intensity, disregarding traditional playing. The music is polyphonic; many intricate parts including melody, harmonic progressions, bass lines, as well as, percussion all performed simultaneously. He is obsessed - bending and pulling, banging and tapping, plucking and strumming the guitar, stretching its capabilities.
Nathan started playing guitar with the inspiration and guidance from his Dad at the age of 9. Since then he has participated in numerous school band programs ranging from elementary to college. After years of practice, and awarded a full scholarship, Nathan attended Wayne State University, graduating in 2002, with a bachelors in Jazz Performance.
Nathan is the director of the guitar program at Arts Academy in the Woods high school in Fraser, MI. The curriculum includes theory, technique, writing and arranging, creative thinking and much more. For more information about AAW visit www.artsacademy-woods.org