It all started 19 years ago when Nate had his first piano lesson from a lady named Ms. Elizabeth Bump. Being from a very musical family Nate had dreams of playing in front of the masses. With that dream in mind he practiced and excelled, so much in fact he was transferred to the Flint Institute of Music where he would be under more of a curriculum like instruction. After receiving many scholarships and awards, Nate wanted to join the jazz band then under the instruction of Denis Langworthy. He entered a whole new realm and took in everything he could.