We had the good fortune of connecting with Nathan Warner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nathan, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Hilarious. Actually, I wanted to leave the dumpster fire that the United States was becoming and be able to teach remotely from a remote villa in Italy. I never got the villa, but Eastern Tennessee is still pretty remote!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m the offspring of a musically-gifted father and a stickler-for-details mother. It was a good combo. I failed at violin and cello before finding my voice on the trumpet at age 10 and never looked back. Schooling at three of the world’s best music schools (Indiana University, The Manhattan School of Music, Stony Brook University) helped by pairing me with amazing mentors and guides. And thank God for my peers, who pushed me so hard. 15 years living and working in Manhattan really shaped me. APEX is really about me and my colleagues paying forward the wisdom that’s been shared with us, and curating an incredible roster of trumpeters to share their knowledge.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to give a shout out to my business partners and dear friends, Dave Dash and Mary Elizabeth Bowden.