My name is Nathaniel, and I am a diverse percussionist and keyboardist in the DMV area.
I have a degree in Music from Stetson University (2006).
By day I am a private music lesson instructor (I also do drum clinics) but on nights and weekends I perform with several groups (gospel, new orleans brass band, solo piano, my Vibraphone Jazz Group, funk and much more).
I am available for hire for private events, corporate events, performing arts centers, schools and much more. Additonally, I am a worship leader at my church.
Hope to hear from you!
We reached out to Nathaniel to have a professional drummer come speak to our inner city kids at our school, as some students had expressed interest in becoming a professional drummer. I asked Nathaniel to not sugar coat anything, to talk about the harsh realities of being a musician, and to encourage them in the importance of doing well in math and english. He arrived early to set up his drums, was great with the kids, brought them up on stage to show them a few things, and was able to eloquently speak about the "other side" of being a musician, and even incorporated a math lesson as to what his hourly rate ends up being, after figuring in the practices, the travel to the events, etc. He was able to keep the students engaged for over an hour, which is quite a feat given the attention span of our students! We had lined up a number of people to speak to the kids based on what they said they wanted to be when they grow up. Nathaniel was by far the best, and he was tenacious. Even we switched the schedule multiple times on him, he was still eager to make any necessary adjustments to his schedule so he could do this. We are deeply grateful, and ended up paying him twice his asking price because we were so pleased with him, which is saying a lot, considering our school is inner city, and none of our teachers are paid. Needless to say, we will be incorporating him into our school program at least 4 times a year going forward and would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone.
This additional post corrects the typo in my first review.
Nathaniel did a great job playing with the band. He was reliable, great rhythm, professional, arrived very early to the job, had great communication, super flexible and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!
Nathaniel Aguilar is an accomplished and versatile musician. The gig required him to accompany amateur singers in an extensive 1920's concert and he performed this with ease. He prepared extremely well for the rehearsal and was flexible throughout the rehearsal and performance. He was punctual and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Nathaniel. He is an excellent drummer and a joy to perform with.
Price Range: $200 and up
Phone Number: Call
Past Booked Events
|May 31, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||School Assembly|
|May 27, 2018 • 9:00pm - 9:45pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 26, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Concert|
|March 28, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|February 17, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||private event - jazz piano|
|February 10, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Fundraiser|