Teaching Bio

My personal mission statement is to "live a life of integrity, high trust, and continual improvement; balanced between my roles as a husband, a musician, and a teacher."

With that in mind, I strive to bring the following to my classroom and presentations.

Professional Bio


Nathan Muehl is a Professor of Music at St. Petersburg College (SPC) where he serves as Band/Orchestra Director and teaches music courses.  Mr. Muehl is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician and enjoys working with student and professional ensembles.  


Prior to his appointment at SPC, Mr. Muehl taught instrumental studies at Alderson-Broaddus College. His primary responsibilities included Concert Band, Woodwind Ensemble, Woodwind Studio, Music Technology and Music Education courses.


Muehl has served as a high school band and choir director, and he has experience teaching string students through the Jefferson Academy in Columbus, Ohio.


Muehl graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University earning a Bachelor Degree of Music Education with a minor in Business.  A Theodore Presser Scholar, Muehl was awarded an Ohio State University Fellowship and completed a Master of Music Degree in Conducting.  Muehl studied conducting with Dr. Russel Mikkelson, Mr. Richard Blatti, Mr. Marshall Haddock, and Dr. Hilary Apfelstdat.  He has received insightful instruction and positive critiques at conducting master classes from H. Robert Reynolds, Craig Kirchhoff, Tim Reynish,  David Effron, George Stelluto, Virginia Allen, Gary Hill, Kate Tamarkin, Roderick Macdonald,  as well as several officers of the United States Air Force Bands. Muehl has participated in conducting symposiums with members of the Gewandhaus Orchestra (Leipzig), College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati),  and professors and students of The Juilliard School (NY,NY).


Mr. Muehl is an accomplished flutist having studied with Katherine Borst Jones, Diane Gilley, and performed in several master classes for William Bennet, Michael Lynn, Nancy Hadden, Kyril Magg, and Michel Debost.  His arrangements have been performed at the National Flute Association Convention and the Central Ohio Flute Association Convention.  Muehl’s professional affiliations include MENC, FMEA, WVMEA, OMEA, Conductors Guild, American String Teachers Association, and the National Flute Association.


Muehl resides with his wife, Valdeline, in St. Petersburg, FL.