Nate is an entrepreneur, musician and teacher. For more than 25 years he has been bringing his mission of building community through music to the world. Whether it’s playing jazz for the US State Department in Europe, writing music for Oprah, or leading 20 faculty at the school he co-founded in 2009, the Brooklyn Music Factory, Nate is dedicated to inspiring new relationships, and deepening existing ones. At a time when people find themselves isolated more and more by technology, Nate’s mission is to inspire a renewed focus on human connection.
Nate is the 2016 Small Business ICON winner. As an entrepreneur, he has a passion for building lasting teams and absolutely loves creating systems that support them. Building systems that support people is 50 percent of his current life quest. The other 50 percent is finding, hiring and training amazing, purpose-driven employees. These two passions have helped Nate grow the Brooklyn Music Factory into a seven figure business.
Working with tens of thousands of students in his 25-year teaching career, Nate is recognized as a visionary of music pedagogy and has built a robust, game-based music curriculum used by thousands of students in New York. So far, the Brooklyn Music Factory has published hundreds of BLAM (Big Lessons About Music) Games and a beginning level guitar book.
As a band leader, he has released ten records and guested on many more.
Nate lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife, two daughters, two cats, dog & guinea pig.