Groovy Nate

Groovy Nate

Arlington, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2006

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Established on Jan, 2006
Solo Pop Children's Music




"Groovy Nate"

"Groovy Nate is the consummate performer!” - Imagination Stage

"Groovy Nate Show"

"Enthusiastic, appealing, and professional. A highlight of the day!” - Washington DC Department of Health

"Groovy Nate"

“Groovy Nate's performance for both preschool and elementary assemblies are a delight!" - Arlington County Public Libraries

"Groovy Nate"

"He is full of energy and had an easy time engaging the audience." - Literacy Council of Northern Virginia

"The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Nov. 17-23"

Groovy Nate at Hook Hall: There’s been a lot of talk about the Grammys this week, but let’s not forget a local artist who was nominated last year. Groovy Nate, who received his nod for contributions with the One Tribe Collective, has one of the youngest audiences in town — and what would you expect from a man who caters to the pre-K and early-elementary crowd? In Groovy Nate’s world, there’s beatboxing on “The Wheels on the Bus,” and the musical PSA “Put Your Seat Belt On” is backed by a deep go-go groove. He visits Hook Hall in Park View for the Family Fundays series, where there are crafts for kids and coffee for parents. - Washington Post



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, Blues, Electronic, Rock, Avant-Garde

Instruments: Voice, Guitar, Electronics, Percussion

Years Active:               Education:
2006-Present               HOWARD UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON DC
                                       Jazz Studies/Guitar

Additional Skills:

  • 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

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  


  • Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA)
  • Arts Every Day
  • Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic (TAMA)
  • Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
  • Educational Theatre Company (ETC)
  • Kennedy Center Education
  • Day Eight
  • Music Together Vivo!

Band Members