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Nathaniel Stottlemyer


Teaches Percussion, Drum Set

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Specialties / Genres Taught

Rock, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Reggae, Calypso, Latin, Iqa'at, Arab Percussion, West African Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Rudimental Snare Drum


M.A., Ethnomusicology, Liberty University, B.M., Instrumental Performance - Percussion, The Catholic University of America

Musical Interests

Classical Arab Music, World Music, Latin, West African, Caribbean, Shona Mbira, Hindustani and Carnatic Indian Musics

Areas of Instruction

Percussion, Drum Set

Favorite Bands

Glen Velez, Zakir Hussein, Bob Marley, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Babatunde Olatunji, Tool, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Primus, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Umm Kulthum, Naseer Shamma, Mahmoud Fadl, Hamza El Din, The Musicians of the Nile, Marcel Khalife, Mickey Hart, Youssou N'Dour

Performance Experience

Grammy Nominee Jenny Oaks Baker (2008-2013), Annapolis Chamber Orchestra (2013), Fuad Foty (2012), The McLean Orchestra (2010), Crevel (2009-2010), Fortune Rota Percussion and The German School (2010), The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra (2008), The Trinity Chamber Orchestra (2003), Luis Garay (2000-2002), The Summer Opera Theatre Company (2000-2001)

Teaching Experience

Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Brooklyn Park Middle School, Baltimore, MD (2007-Present), Music and Arts, Bowie & Severna Park, MD (2005-Present), Prince George’s County Public Schools, Bradbury Heights Elementary School, Capitol Heights, MD (2003-2007)

About Nathaniel Stottlemyer

Nathaniel Stottlemyer (M.A., Ethnomusicology, Liberty University; B.M., Instrumental Performance - Percussion, The Catholic University of America) is an experienced percussionist, ethnomusicologist and educator with an expertise in Western, Arab, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Mandinka, and Ewe musical traditions. Mr. Stottlemyer teaches world music and percussion ensemble at Brooklyn Park Middle School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Maryland. During his tenure, he has written curricula in world music and percussion ensemble, and authored numerous instructional resources in Western and world percussion. He is a national clinician, presenting world music pedagogy to educators and musicians at the Music & Arts National Education Representatives Conference (Baltimore, MD, 2009), Dupage Clinic (Chicago, Il, 2010), the New Jersey Music Educators Association Summer Conference (Red Bank, NJ, 2010), and the Maryland Music Educators Association Fall Conference (Columbia, MD, 2013). Mr. Stottlemyer is also an active performer, concertizing throughout the mid-Atlantic with Grammy nominee Jenny Oaks Baker, Alex Sharpe (formerly of Celtic Woman), “Shems”, Luis Garay, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, McLean Orchestra, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra, and Trinity Chamber Orchestra, among others.

Mr. Stottlemyer completed his M.A. in ethnomusicology from Liberty University in 2014. His thesis, “Āl’Riq: The Arab Tambourine,” is a monograph examining the development and performance practices of the riq in the Arab world. His research interests also include Egyptian music education following the recommendations of the First International Congress on Arab Music in Cairo, in 1932. Mr. Stottlemyer is an active member of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Percussive Arts Society and National Association for Music Education.

At Music & Arts, Mr. Stottlemyer teaches drum-set (all styles including Caribbean, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles), concert snare drum, rudimental snare drum (American and Scottish traditions), and hand percussion (congas, djembe, doumbek, frame drums, and tambourines). Students studying with Mr. Stottlemyer use recording and practice apps along with direct headphone monitoring to evaluate learning. He welcomes students of all levels, especially veterans and those with special needs.


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