Nathan Montgomery gave his first guitar lesson to a kid in the neighborhood at age 12 and has been teaching ever since. Starting off as a slow learner and then years later completing a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance from Wayne State University has given Nathan a unique perspective on studying and teaching music. Over the span of 30 years Nathan’s teaching experience includes private instruction, group lessons, small/large ensembles, and classroom instruction. Nathan’s students have been from all walks of life ranging from 4 years of age to retired with a wide array of musical interests, personalities, and learning styles. Having taught award winning, scholarship receiving, and internationally touring musicians Nathan’s teaching style addresses the physical, mental, and psychological needs of each student with a goal minded discipline and approach. Nathan’s teaching model draws from inspiration, creates motivation, and promotes action to obtain results.
Nathan Montgomery has toured, recorded, and or shared the stage with Jim Belushi, John Fogerty, Tuck Address, Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams), Chuck Bartels (Sturgill Simpson) Bob Miranda (The Happenings), Glen Raby (The Contours, The Motortown All-Stars), David Finley (The Miracles) Charles Franklin (Ali Woodson’s Temptations) George Wilson (The Capitols) Condido Lomax (Condido Live), The Tokens, Chris Montez, Lou Christie, Louie Prima Jr., Terry Sylvester (The Hollies), Ron Dante (The Archies), Martha Reeves, The Reflections, Shirley Alston Reeves, The Vandellas, The Crystals, Jay and the Americans, 7 Million Jigawatts, Charlie Thomas (The Drifters), The Coasters, Peggy March, Charlie Gracie, Jimmy Clanton, The Vogues, The Flamingoes, The Classics, The Shades of Blue, 7 Million Jigawatts, Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Whitney Bashor (Beaches), Allen As Tim and the Dance Hall Rockers, Big Will and the 360 band, Donny Hartman, (The Frost), Sister Otis,The Fringe, Amy Gore and her Valentines, Leann Banks (The Von Blondies)
“This isn’t just a music lesson, this is a snapshot in time where I have the opportunity to help guide a persons’ perception. I choose to pay close attention because the potential to have a profound impact is always there.” Today, Nathan teaches guitar, bass and ukulele lessons at the Northwest School of Music.Back to Classes & Teachers>