Nate earned a, associate's degree in music Mercer County Community College ,where he studied advanced bass with a focus on jazz improvisation, classical interpretation, professionalism, and music literacy. He also studied basic piano instruction. He maintained a 3.9 GPA and is a member of the PTK Honors society. In addition, he served as Vice President of the College Music Club, leading club meetings and facilitating performances.
Nate plays electric and upright bass, acoustic and electric guitar and has proficiency in percussion. He has played bass guitar as part of pit orchestra for numerous musicals covering various genres and styles including jazz, rock, and pop.
A patient teacher, Nate focuses on general technique and music literacy with proficiency in jazz, pop, rock, and folk. He also stresses the importance of time management, instrumental technique, and music theory.