As an educator, Nate Roberts brings a wealth of diverse experience to bear. He began his musical education at a young age, amid the folk and bluegrass traditions of the Allegheny mountains in New York. He later received a scholarship into the new Acoustic String Department at Berklee College of Music, studying mandolin with John McGann, and later graduated with a degree in jazz performance from Hope College in 2011. He was then awarded a graduate fellowship in jazz studies from the University of Oregon, where he completed his Master of Music in jazz performance and pedagogy (guitar).
In addition to teaching mandolin, guitar and banjo lessons and directing Hope’s Folk Ensemble, Nate maintains an active performing schedule with jazz groups and progressive folk ensembles.