I Wish I Didn’t Quit: Music Lessons ~ In conversation with Nathan Holder

Saturday 29 September
St. Barnabas Parish Hall @ 2pm
Book Free Ticket

Join us for a free talk and book-reading with author and musician Nathan Holder.

Your child starts playing an instrument. Then they grow frustrated, impatient and bored. Then they quit and years later wish they didn’t. Why does this happen to so many people? Bad teaching? Boring music? Is playing the clarinet not cool enough? How can you stop this from happening? What can you do to help?

Nate will perform on the saxophone and also discuss his new book I Wish I Didn’t Quit: Music Lessons. This book gives you the tools and ideas to help your child succeed along their musical journey.

Nathan also adjudicates a music competition on the same day. Entries are now open – all instruments and singers welcome. You will receive feedback and a certificate. Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

He has gathered tips from world class musicians to help you to understand how you can give your children an amazing set of lifelong skills, confidence and experiences.

There will also be short performances from musicians of all ages at this event and a giveaway of the book selected from the list of attendees pre-registered for this free event.

All ages welcome. Free entry. Event organised by the Dulwich Music Festival.

Look out for the discount code on the Welcome Desk to download the Music Aptitude Tests for State Secondary schools at a reduced rate.


Nathan Holder is a musician and writer based in London. He received his masters in Music Performance from Kingston University in 2017 winning the MMus Prize for Outstanding Achievement and tours around Europe as a saxophonist playing at various events and functions. He wishes he didn’t quit his piano lessons when he was younger.