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LEYMN session: Decolonising music in the early years

Thursday 3 December 2020

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Online via Zoom

Nate Holder


Due to the high demand, this event is a replica of the session that we ran in November and we will be showing the same presentation.


The Black Lives Matter movement has prompted some long overdue discussions among music educators about the history and heritage of the repertoire used with children and young people, and the homogenous nature of musical content.


We are absolutely delighted to welcome music education consultant Nate Holder ( to this online LEYMN meeting to share his perspective and practice on decolonising music education, and the implications of this for early years practice and practitioners.


Following Nate’s talk, there will be the opportunity for discussion in breakout rooms, to enable early years practitioners to share practice and ideas, and to take a collective step forward.




This session will be online using Zoom. You will receive an email with further details nearer the time. Please also check your junk inbox.


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Nate Holder


Nate Holder BA, MMus is a musician, author, speaker and music education consultant based in London. He is an advocate for decolonising music education and has been writing, speaking and consulting on the subject for the last five years.

Nate brings his passion and skill in public speaking into leading CPD training and workshops; helping address bias and underrepresentation in music classrooms, departments, hubs and boards across the UK.

He has written two books called, ‘I Wish I Didn’t Quit: Music Lessons’, and ‘Why Is My Piano Black and White’. His third book ‘Where Are All The Black Female Composers’ is set to be released in 2020.



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