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.