Who We Are
Being the country’s premier performance-based institution, Nathaniel School of Music aims at providing access to world class music education by identifying, nurturing and promoting talent. Since our inception in 2009, we have been dedicated to providing the means and methods to not only learn and understand music but to also appreciate it. Our faculty have a long and proven background, both teaching and performing music. They work to provide you with the opportunities to explore your passion as you begin your journey as a musician.
At Nathaniel, we firmly believe that everyone can learn music. For over two years now, we have successfully conducted several online modules for learners around the world, forming a community of passionate musicians who helped us make the virtual space an enabler and not a barrier. Our learners range from young children and students who have formed bands and laid the foundations for their musical careers, to working professionals who pursue their passion while holding down full-time jobs. Our workshops and courses are therefore customised to best ensure ease of the learning process and work-life balance.
The Nathaniel School of Music is the fruition of Walter Satyaraj Nathaniel’s vision of music as a source of vitality not just for the individual, but also for society at large. Walter was the first Indian to take over the baton of Western music from the British, after 1947. He transformed the British Musical Association into the Bangalore Musical Association, a musical institution that has shaped many of today’s stalwarts. A richly experienced musician, who has served as a church organist and a choir director for over 60 years, Walter also has the distinction of having performed for the Maharaja of Mysore on a number of occasions. As one of the earliest flag bearers of music’s universality and potential for social transformation in independent India, Walter’s vision has nurtured many of today’s musicians and music schools in both patent and subterranean ways. The school is committed to his goal of using music to nourish future generations and to give them an environment that is open and encouraging of their creative gifts.
WHAT WE DO
Through workshops, flagship courses, rehearsal studios, custom classes and more, Nathaniel School of Music has taught over 5000 passionate students from different countries, who have succeeded in their musical journeys as reputed performers and talented musicians. Some of our courses and work include:
Nathaniel Production House
Exam-oriented Classes for Kids
Workshops with Jason Zac
Crafted for all passionate learners of music to master skill-sets that will remain essential throughout your journey as a musician.
Music Method: Our premier, performance-based, graded certificate course that equips you with all the skills required to play on stage in just 6 months.
Musicianship: Covering 10 lessons across one module over a 3-month period, you will learn Music Theory, Piano Technique, Composition, and a number of diverse techniques that help you grow in every aspect of music.
A full-service music production facility. Providing Recording, Editing, Mixing, Mastering, Arranging and Programming, Artwork and a team of musicians, our production house is the go-to for artists ideating their next masterpiece.
Modules personalised to help you learn exactly what you want to how and when.
Children passionate about music excel in our fun-learning environments, with lessons that engage them from their current skill level
In just one 90-minute session, Jason Zac from Nathaniel School of Music will guide you through intense and structured lessons like Ear Training, Rhythm Patterns, Composition, Music Production, Home Recording, Artist Analysis, Notation, Theory and Songwriting.
Our fully-equipped, acoustically treated jam rooms, are perfect for all performing art groups to utilise before going on stage!
The library facility at our school gives you access to numerous informative and rare music books and resources. These books have been collected over many years and are considered standards in music writing and teaching.
How Is Learning Music Going To Help Me?
Pursuing music has far more impacts than just the learning outcomes. At Nathaniel, we believe there is an artist in everyone. Beyond the musical skills you develop in our school, you will connect with the artist in you. The art has rightly been called a universal language for its ability to engage us irrespective of our nationality, religion, culture, race or any of the countless differentiators that divide us. Music transcends. It is a vital form of human expression that has diversely evolved over time, whilst contributing to and deepening our experience of the world and what it means to be human.
Today, we know that learning and performing music can significantly impact our productivity, efficiency, and overall mental wellbeing. With rising awareness of the ill-effects that stem from working in high-stress environments, there is now a growing demand to incorporate music into schools, workspaces as well as our daily lives, across age groups. Not only as a means of stress reliever, but also a platform to enable collaboration and creativity.
Music gives you a healthy release from everyday monotonies, while inculcating a sense of discipline, dedication, purpose and human understanding, vital to living one’s life effectively and satisfyingly. In the rough and tumble of modern, ever-demanding urban life, unforgiving deadlines and a host of other woes, music can be a powerful way to rejuvenate, create, and inspire.