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Gary

Watling
18/296 Somerville Rd Kingsville 3012 Mobile: 0420400608 Email: garywatling@yahoo.com.au CAREER OVERVIEW As I am currently undertaking a Masters in Performance Teaching at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Melbourne University) I am keen to use the skills and knowledge I has gained to help others who have an interest in music to progress and refine their capabilities. KEY STRENGTHS Able to successfully communicate musical concepts Proficient in establishing student rapport and maintaining student motivation Conducting Skills Sound Knowledge of various teaching pedagogies Able to arrange for small and large ensembles Proficient in blues, jazz, funk, rock and pop rhythm styles Strong improvisational capabilities in many stylistic contexts Strong transcription and notation skills Highly competent playing in ensembles Strong theoretical and sight reading skills Basic keyboard skills Basic flute skills Knowledge of Kodaly and dalcroze pedagogies CAREER HISTORY 2012- Current- Guitarist/Musical Director, Jasmine Rae Band (Golden Guitar Winner Female Artist of the year and ARIA nominee) Key Responsibilities Guitar/Musical director Key Achievements National tour supporting Brookes and Dunn 2011- 2012 current- Guitar and Piano Teacher Sacred Heart Primary School Newport Key Responsibilities Teaching guitar; Student evaluation Organising end of term concert 2011 Guitar Teacher Fountain Gate Secondary School Key Responsibilities Teaching guitar; Student evaluation 2011 Guitar Teacher Lygon School of Music Key Responsibilities Teaching guitar; Student evaluation Key Achievements Maintain levels of student retention and help recruit new students 2011 Guitar Teacher The Australian Keyboard Academy Key Responsibilities Teaching guitar; Student evaluation Key Achievements

Maintain levels of student retention and help recruit new students 2009-2010 Guitarist SpeakEasys Jazz Quartet (Northern Rivers & Sydney NSW) Key Responsibilities Selecting repertoire; Writing charts; Booking gigs. Key Achievements Residency at Yamba Clarence River Cruises; Five date tour of Sydney. 2008-2009 Guitarist Danielle Blakey band (Sydney NSW) Key Responsibilities Guitar; Song Arrangements. Key Achievements National tour 2007-2008 Guitar Northern Rivers Conservatorium Big Band (Northern Rivers NSW) Key Responsibilities Guitar. Key Achievements Toured extensively throughout Northern Rivers; Appeared at Bangalow Jazz Festival. 2007-2008 Teacher Village Guitar (Sydney NSW) Key Responsibilities Teaching guitar; Student evaluation; Operating school of Rock holiday program; Individual and group lessons for all ages; Sales; Guitar repairs; Dealing with reps and ordering stock; Key Achievements Wrote guitar curriculum. Maintain levels of student retention and help recruit new students 2006- 2007 Teacher Harrys guitar studio (Sydney NSW) Key Responsibilities Teaching guitar; Student evaluation Key Achievements Maintain levels of student retention and help recruit new students 2006-2007 Guitar Tonebone (Sydney NSW) Key Responsibilities Guitar; Band leader; Selecting repertoire; Writing charts; Organising Gigs. Key Achievements Recorded EP; Gigs throughout Sydney. 2006-2007 Guitar Matt Seaberg Band (Northern Rivers NSW) Key Responsibilities Guitar Key Achievements EP Tour; National Tour; Triple J airplay. 2005 Guitarist South Coast Performing Arts Company Jesus Christ super Star Key Responsibilities Guitar; EDUCATION & TRAINING 2012 Melbourne University Masters in Performance Teaching

2011 Melbourne University Honors in Improvisation 2002-2010 Southern Cross University Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Performance) 1996-2001 Nowra High School Higher School Certificate Early acceptance into University and received Indigenous Residential Scholarship. Other Working with Children Check Referees available upon request.