Nigel Cathey

Piano & Trumpet Instructor, Student Liaison

About Nigel


My name is Nigel Cathey and I teach both trumpet and piano at the San Ramon Academy of Music.
I believe when you’re able to sing through your instrument, you can experience music and express your emotions on a new level. The inspiring thing is that this occurs at every level of learning from beginner to master. You just have to get started to experience them!

I earned my bachelor’s degree in instrumental performance from The University of Alabama and have served as a Worship Director since 2017. I specialize in jazz and commercial music and have performed throughout the Southeast United States since 2016. I have over 4 years of experience teaching piano and trumpet to students of all ages.

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“I didn’t want my son to be turned off to piano because of all the practicing. Lots of work but not a ton of play. James brings enthusiasm and joy to the discipline. He picked up my son’s style and personality, and could flow according to my son’s uniqueness/playfulness.”

“My biggest concern is if my kids don’t enjoy and have no progress over a significant amount of lessons time. So far your role as a teacher has been very helpful in making my kids interested & focused on their lessons”

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