Nathan Gage, Music Educator

Nathan Gage (he/him) is a music edu­ca­tor liv­ing and work­ing in Mon­tre­al, Que­bec. Hav­ing come to the pro­fes­sion lat­er in life, he has a wealth of expe­ri­ence in the music indus­try, as a per­former and as a com­pos­er from which he can draw. He holds a bach­e­lor’s degree in music com­po­si­tion and has many years of expe­ri­ence as a pro­fes­sion­al jazz per­former, play­ing upright and elec­tric bass. He has toured exten­sive­ly through­out North Amer­i­ca and Europe with indie rock bands Shapes & Sizes (Asth­mat­ic Kit­ty Records) and Elfin Sad­dle (Con­stel­la­tion Records). He found­ed, man­aged and owned Pho­nop­o­lis, an inde­pen­dent record store, which the Mon­tre­al Gazette referred to as “an insti­tu­tion in the Mon­tre­al music scene.” He sold the store at the start of his teach­ing career. Nathan is pas­sion­ate about pop­u­lar music edu­ca­tion and stu­dent-cen­tered music edu­ca­tion and he strives to con­tin­ue his own edu­ca­tion as a music teacher.

For a taste of what Nathan Gage does, see the fol­low­ing projects fea­tured on the PCM Hub :