Prof Nathan Holder is an award winning author, international speaker, musician and education consultant. With over a decade of experience, Nate has been advocating for inclusive and diverse music education globally through speaking engagements, writing, and consultancy.
As an experienced public speaker, Nate has led numerous CPD training, workshops and lectures for schools, universities, and hubs to tackle issues including pedagogy and critical perspectives in music classrooms, departments, and boards. His collaborations include working with top artists such as Ghetts, KOKOROKO, Emeli Sandé and Arkells, as well as with leading companies and organizations like BBC, Hal Leonard Europe, Oxford University Press and Harper Collins.
Nate's contributions extend beyond his consulting work. He serves on the board for F-flat books, Music Teacher Magazine, and is a member of the Advisory Group to the Africa APPG’s Inquiry into Africa in the UK Curricula. Currently, he holds the position of Professor and International Chair of Music Education at the Royal Northern College of Music.
As an author, Nate has written ten books, including 'I Wish I Didn’t Quit: Music Lessons' (2018), 'Where Are All The Black Female Composers' (2020), and the award-winning 'Listen and Celebrate' (2022). His work aims to inspire and empower learners and educators to embrace inclusive and diverse music education.
Holder, N. (2018) I Wish I Didn’t Quit: Music Lessons. London: Holders Hill
Holder, N. (2020) Why Is My Piano Black And White? London: Holders Hill
Holder, N. (2020) Where Are All The Black Female Composers? London: Holders Hill
Holder, N. (2021) Where Are All The Instruments: European Orchestra. London: Holders Hill
Holder, N. (2021) Where Are All The Instruments: European Orchestra Activity Book. London: Holders Hill
Holder, N. (2021) Wo Sind All Die Instrumente? Europäisches Orchester. London: Holders Hill
Holder, N., & MacGregor, H. (2022). Listen and Celebrate. Activities to enrich and diversify primary music. London: Harper Collins
Holder, N. (2022) Where Are All The Instruments: West Africa. London: Holders Hill
Holder, N. (2022) Wo Sind All Die Instrumente Westafrika. London: Holders Hill
Holder, N., & Shapey, R. (2023). Listen and Celebrate. Activities to enrich and diversify KS3 music. London: Harper Collins.
Powell, B., Pellegrino, K., & Hilliard, Q. (Eds.). (2023). Teaching Instrumental Music: Contemporary Perspectives and Pedagogies. Oxford University Press.
Holder, N. (2023) Orff Schulwerk International Journal of IOFSF. Available at: https://www.iosfsjournal.com/current. Accessed 7 Dec 2023.