A core element of Nathan’s pedagogy is teaching not only from a technical perspective, but also from a theoretical and expressive one. Nathan believes that teaching students to internalize melodies and harmonies early in their musical training deepens their ability to hear and perform. Students studying classical repertoire with Nathan receive a practice checklist at the end of each lesson with a summary of topics covered during the session and list of etudes and exercises to isolate specific technical issues. This goal-oriented approach is rooted in his belief that carefully structuring practice sessions is at the core of cultivating progress. If a student is interested in improvisation or jazz, Nathan offers in-depth instruction about creative violin techniques and cross-genre study.