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About Nathan Tao

Nathan Tao
Nathan Tao
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Riverside, CA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Trumpet
Education: Pursuing a Bachelor in Music degree in Jazz Studies.
Performance Experience: -5 years of collegiate level jazz training -6 years of freelance trumpet playing including jazz, classical, rock, salsa, reggae, musical theatre, and pop
Teaching Experience: -6 years of maintaining a private studio -5 years of working with nonprofits and school districts (Buscher Middle School, Santa Clara School District, Stanford Jazz) -3 years of various responsibilities at summer music camps (Donner Mine Music Camp, San Jose Jazz Summer Jazz Camp) -1 year as a middle school Jazz Band Director (Dartmouth Middle School)
Teaching Philosophy: Music can (and should) be really fun! The amount of fun largely depends on how much you put into it, however. My job as a teacher is to instill enthusiasm into the student so they are able to get more out of their musical journey.

Get to know Nathan Tao

Nathan Tao is a professional trumpet player and educator originally from the Bay Area. His career as a musician started during his time pursuing Bachelor in Music Degree in Jazz Studies at San Jose State University, where he started

taking performance opportunities and private students. Nathan performed regurarly in Northern California in many different settings and genres, such as cover bands for weddings, jazz combos for venues and restaraunts, in pit orchestras

for musical productions, and playing in salsa bands for dance events. As an educator, maintining a private studio of students eventually led to opportunties to give individual help to k-12 musicians with various school districts and nonprofits

such as Buscher Middle School, Stanford Jazz Giant Steps Big Band, Donner Mine Music Camp, and San Jose Jazz Summer Jazz camp. 

Nathan Tao teaches at:
3560 Riverside Plaza Dr Suite 408
Riverside, CA 92506
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