Tutor of Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Piano and Music Theory
Nathan is a multi-instrumentalist and tutor of the double bass, bass guitar and piano. As a junior, Nathan found himself performing with the National Children’s Orchestra, London Schools Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra amongst being a junior exhibitionist at the Royal Academy of Music. He now holds degrees from the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music. He has won principal trials with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Opera North and Ulster Orchestra and also won rank & file trials at the BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2019, he began a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma with Professor Leon Bosch at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Nathan has had a number of private students on both piano and double bass and has important roles in outreach projects that help classical music spread to communities where there isn’t much exposure . He has been Music Director at Kuumba Youth Music, an intern on Royal Academy of Music’s ‘First Strings Experience’, and Double Bass tutor at Sistema England and BISYOC.
Nathan is also available to teach specialist courses for double bass and bass guitar.
"Nathan is a gifted musician who I have seen come through his musical education at Junior Academy and at the Senior Royal Academy of Music. He has been a wonderful Mentor for the Young Music Leadership Programme I have run for another organisation and he is an encouraging and knowledgeable teacher of students. Nathan works hard and has a good heart, relating well to people of all ages. He is an excellent musician!" - Krystyna B
"Great lessons with Nathan, ... and overall very good service. Can only recommend." - Hanns N
"I’ve been having piano lessons with Nathan at River Music School for a few weeks now, zoom lessons being a whole new experience, whilst unusual we have made it work.
Nathan quickly put me at my ease, it had been years since I had played in front of anyone and was nervous about my ability.
He’s introduced me to some great and challenging new music, and I’ve really enjoyed talking about music again with him. I had a certain level of music theory which has stayed with me in singing so frequently, but Nathan is certainly challenging my ability there which is great.
I’m learning from him at every lesson and found quickly that the muscle memory was coming back, as Nathan had encouraged me to think about the musicality and interpretation of music.
Very quickly we came up with a plan for me to study for grade 8, which I was surprised at, and still question my ability, but Nathan is encouraging and giving me confidence to believe that this is achievable.
I have only had a few lessons but already, with his coaching, I’m playing pieces I hadn’t played in a long time and getting my confidence back.
I am so happy to have found River Music School, and highly recommend learning with them." - Lisa M