“He puts on an incredible show!” -- Lisa Barrera-Entertainment Committee, Arlington County Fair Board of Directors
high energy funky grooves that entertain and educate!
“Your talent is a true gift and we are grateful that you shared it with our little ones!”--Torria Baker, Director, UCM Learning Center
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High energy funky grooves in children’s music that entertain and educate!
Groovy Nate® is a children’s entertainer who creates fun and educational shows using funky grooves, exotic musical instruments, and comedy— a la Sesame Street meets Parliament/Funkadelic. He is also a GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST WITH THE ONE TRIBE COLLECTIVE. Groovy Nate's shows encourage children and adults to move, sing, and play creatively with one another.
Genres: Children's Music, Funk, Reggae, Afro-Beat, Electronic, Rock, Avant-Garde
Instruments: Voice, Guitar, Electronics, Percussion
Years Active: 2006-Present
HOWARD UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON DC
- Teaching Artist with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
- Kennedy Center’s Teaching Artist Present (TAP)
- Music Director for Educational Theatre Company (ETC)
- Grammy nominated Music Producer
- Music Together Teacher
- Songwriting workshops for children grades 2-6
- Music and Movement Teacher at various schools, grades Pre-K through early elementary
- Freelance abstract art teacher for grades Pre-K through early elementary
- Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) Teaching Artist Roster
- Teaching Artist Mid-Atlantic (TAMA)-Virginia Chapter
- Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
- Arts Every Day
- Educational Theatre Company
- Kennedy Center Education
- Day Eight
- Music Together Vivo!
Awards and Honors:
- 2022 Grammy Nominated with The One Tribe Collective for Best Children’s Album
- 2011 Get Caught Reading Appreciation from Arlington Public Library
- 2005 Washington Area Music Award winner for Best Urban Contemporary Group
- 2005 Washington Posts Best Local Band nominee
- 2003 Artists Undiscovered Award winner for Best R&B/Funk Songwriter