Student Bios

Nate Novak

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Coming from the town of Averill Park, Nate has been playing drums for over 15 years. Nate began studying with Art Bernstein back in 2002, and continues to work with him to this day. Throughout his middle & high school years, Nate was a member of the Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO), and his high school band. He competed in NYSSMA only once, scoring a 96% on a level 4 mallet solo, and a 98% on a level 6 snare solo.

During his college years, Nate began playing, and filling in for numerous bands in the underground hardcore/metal scene. From this networking, it has allowed Nate to become a member of his current band, Laid 2 Rest, a band from Connecticut that continues to dominate the underground hardcore/metal scene. Nate’s involvement has allowed him to travel all throughout the world including Los Angeles, Chicago, Tampa, and 2 tours in Europe.

Laid 2 Rest