Live presentation from Nate Holder
Race and decolonisation in our sector
We welcome musician, blogger and speaker Nate Holder who will deliver an inspirational webinar looking at matters of race and decolonisation in our sector. What unconscious cultural factors have influenced our musical or teaching outlook, and how might that impact our language, repertoire choices and relationships with colleagues or students. Is there anything we can do to change?
“…Nate led a workshop for members of the Music Teachers’ Association which were both thought-provoking and fear-busting, with some simple, practical actions to take away from the session.” Simon Toyne – MTA President
Nate Holder BA (Hons), MMus is a musician, author, speaker and music education consultant based in London. He graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a BA (Hons) in Music. He moved to Hamburg, Germany and quickly embedded himself into the music scene there, and was soon travelling and teaching across Europe performing with different bands and artists including Johannes Oerding, Latonius and SaraJane. He was appointed as the musical director for two music theatre shows, working with over 40 young people to write, arrange and perform to sold-out audiences.
Moving back to London, he started teaching in various Primary schools while continuing to travel and perform. He founded Holders Hill Publishing in 2017 and published his first book called ‘I Wish I Didn’t Quit: Music Lessons’ in 2018. He completed a master’s degree in music at Kingston University with a 1st class degree and winning the MMus Prize for Outstanding Achievement.
Nate continued to perform, tour and record across Europe until the pandemic stopped all performances. After the murder of George Floyd sparked worldwide protests, he began to speak at universities and music education hubs, and consult for music industry leaders.
He is currently serving as a Professor and International Chair of Music Education at the Royal Northern College of Music, and has written five books in total.
NB There are only 80 places on this free webinar – so please book your place early.
A recording of this event will be available to registered delegates for 30 days afterwards.