Nathan Cahill began teaching life as a High School English/Drama teacher (in which time he wrote his first musical, “Her Majesty, the Corgi?”). Switching to Music teaching in 2008, Nathan undertook a Bachelor of Music (Composition) through the CQU Conservatorium, for which he was awarded a Distinction, while concurrently teaching Classroom Music. He currently teaches both Classroom and Instrumental Music in the Bundaberg region (Queensland, Australia).
In 2011 Nathan was the inaugural winner of Bundaberg Regional Council's Boost mentorship program, studying with world-renowned composer, Ralph Hultgren. He has also composed for solo instrumentalists and ensembles – his ‘favourites’ including String Orchestra, Brass Band, and Concert Band. His first CB piece "Walsh Mountain" is published by Brolga Music, and was featured in 2013 at the prestigious Mid-West Clinic, Chicago. Since then, Nathan has continued to compose and self-publish (what was he thinking?!) and has works performed in Australia and the USA.
Nathan has also become known for his themed choral songs for schools (i.e. Book Week, Olympics, ANZAC), and his whole-school ukulele pedagogy - "Green Crocs Eat Ants". He continues to conduct clinics for teachers and students around Australia, and increasingly overseas, to share his passion for ...sharing music!
Thanks for singing along!
Australian schools singing Nathan's choral pieces