Violin, Nathan Kamal
BFA with Honors The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music BA with Honors Eugene Lang College Dean’s Scholarship Recipient The New School Commission Mannes School of Music (Un)Silent Film Spring 2016 Composer.
“A core element of my pedagogy is teaching not only from a technical perspective, but also from a theoretical and expressive one. I believe that teaching students to internalize melodies and harmonies early in their musical training deepens their ability to hear and perform.
Students studying classical repertoire with me receive a practice checklist at the end of each lesson with a summary of topics covered during the session and list of etudes and exercises to isolate specific technical issues. This goal-oriented approach is rooted in my belief that carefully structuring practice sessions is at the core of cultivating progress.
If a student is interested in improvisation, jazz, or pop music, I offer in-depth instruction about creative violin techniques like playing over chord changes, chopping, and other percussive tools.”