About Nathan Tao
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.
Founded in a small house back in 1952, Music & Arts has been owned and operated by the same family since the very beginning. Now the nation’s leading provider of music lessons, instrument rentals, repairs and sales, we’ve grown significantly over the years, but we’ve never lost sight of music’s impact on a personal level. From busy professional musicians gearing up for the next show to the parents of children learning about music for the very first time, we’re proud to serve all people with an interest in music. Stop in an see us at our Riverside, CA location today! We can’t wait to connect you with everything you need to succeed in music!