Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is a violinist and violist from Austin, Texas. After graduating from Oberlin Conservatory with a bachelor degree in violin performance in 2020, he studied viola performance at the University of Houston, graduating with a master degree in 2022. While attending the University of Houston, Nathan was a member of the Tomatz graduate string quartet, with which he studied contemporary works by Lowell Liebermann and Caroline Shaw. After his studies in Houston, Nathan moved back to his hometown of Austin and began teaching.
Nathan’s teaching style is tailored specifically to each student individually, and focused on finding a balance between fun and hard work that will ultimately lead to each student’s success. He has experience teaching students of different backgrounds, skill levels, and ages on violin as well as viola, and also has experience coaching string quartets. From this experience, as well as his own studies, Nathan knows firsthand the patient dedication required to teach the tradition of classical music.

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