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Gary

Watling
30 Perry St Seddon 3011
Mobile: 0420400608
Email: garywatlingmusic@yahoo.com.au

CAREER OVERVIEW

I am keen to use the skills and knowledge I have gained to help others who have an interest
in music to progress and refine their capabilities. I have completed both a Masters of Music
Performance Teaching at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne)
and a Masters of Secondary Teaching at Monash University. I have several years experience
performing and teaching music at high levels. I believe that with my combination of
professional knowledge, teaching experience I could make an invaluable contribution to any
school.

TEACHING PLATFORM

In my opinion music education has four primary learning objectives: to develop creativity; to
develop musical understanding; to enhance aesthetic awareness; and to encourage students
to engage with music in ways that enrich their lives. Through engagement in music, I want to
enable students to become independent, rational, critical thinkers, who are able to interpret
and re-examine their/others experiences/beliefs, and in doing so, form new ways of
interacting with, and understanding todays fast changing world. I believe that quality music
education should focus on developing students musical understanding. For students to
develop musical understanding they must interact directly with music through listening,
performing and creating and have opportunities to combine and link the three processes.


EDUCATION & TRAINING
2015


Monash University




Masters of Teaching (Secondary)




Graduated with 4.0 GPA

2013


Melbourne University




Masters in Music (Performance Teaching)

2013


Awarded First Class Honors in Masters Recital (Performing to
Teach)

2012


Awarded First Class Honors in Evidence-Based Pedagogy

2011


Melbourne University (Victorian College of the Arts)




2011

2010



2001

Bachelor of Music Performance with Honors in Improvisation

Awarded First Class Honors for thesis John Scofields utilization


of traditional blues language in a jazz improvisational context

Southern Cross University


Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Performance)

Nowra High School


Higher School Certificate.


Other
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Eligible and have applied for VIT registration


KEY STRENGTHS

Ability to utilize various pedagogical frameworks to teach musical concepts
Experience utilizing formative, summative assessment
Strong understanding of the science and art of teaching
Ability to quickly establish student rapport and maintain student motivation
Ability to form effective lesson plans and curriculums
Sound rehearsal strategies
Experience teaching keyboard
Experience teaching AMEB grades
Performed professionally in many music genres including Jazz, Rock and Pop
Strong improvisational capabilities in many stylistic contexts
Studied Bass and Flute as second instruments at Masters level
Studied Conducting at Masters level
Studied Orchestration and Arranging at both Undergraduate and Masters levels

CAREER HISTORY

March 2010 Current
Private guitar and bass tuition
Key Responsibilities
Teaching guitar
Student evaluation
Managing a small business
Key Achievements
Increased student cohort by 200% over three years
80% of all students retained

March 2015


Professional Practicum





John Paul Secondary College Frankston
Key Responsibilities
Classroom music teaching
Student evaluation
Running band rehearsals
Key Achievements
Received positive feedback from mentor and assisting with the school musical

April-May 2014

Professional Practicum





Western Port Secondary College Hastings
Key Responsibilities
Classroom music teaching
Teaching guitar
Student evaluation
Running band rehearsals
Key Achievements
Received positive feedback from mentor/s and developing rapport with students.


March 2012 Current
Guitarist
Jasmine Rae Band (ABC Recording Artist; Golden Guitar
Winner Female Artist of the Year; ARIA nominee)
Key Responsibilities
Guitar
Key Achievements
National Tour with Brooks and Dunn 2011
Played at several public and private venues throughout Melbourne
CMC Rock the Snowys 2013
Mud, Bulls and Music Festival 2014


October 2012 Current
Guitarist





Gary Watling Quartet
Key responsibilities
Guitar
Band leader
Key achievements
Performed at Mornington Jazz Festival 2013 and 2014
Performed at several venues in Melbourne including Bennetts Lane Jazz Club and
Rubys music lounge


March-June 2013

20-day Teaching Placement





Rosehill College Secondary School
Key Responsibilities
Teaching guitar
Student evaluation
Running band rehearsals
Key Achievements
Received positive feedback and high marks for teaching assessment


August-October 2012
60-hour Teaching Placement





NMIT Greensborough Campus
Key Responsibilities
Instructing second year Diploma of Music guitar students
Examining second year recitals
Key Achievements
Received positive feedback and high marks for teaching assessment

2011-2012


Guitar Teacher





Sacred Heart Primary School, Newport
Key Responsibilities
Teaching guitar and bass
Student evaluation
Key Achievements
Developed positive rapport with students



July-September 2011
Guitar and Bass Teacher





Fountain Gate Secondary School, Narre Warren
Key Responsibilities
Teaching guitar and bass
Student evaluation
Key Achievements
Implemented innovative teaching techniques with a number of students


March 2011-March 2012
Guitar and Bass Teacher





The Australian Keyboard Academy
Key Responsibilities
Teaching guitar and bass
Student evaluation
Key Achievements
Maintained high levels of student retention
Increased student cohort by 150% over one year


March 2008-November 2010 Guitarist





Speakeasies Jazz Quartet (Northern Rivers & Sydney NSW)
Key Responsibilities
Selecting repertoire
Writing charts
Booking gigs
Key Achievements
Residency at Yamba Clarence River Cruises
Tour of Sydney


July 2009-November 2010
Guitarist
Northern Rivers Conservatorium Big Band (Northern Rivers
NSW)
Key Responsibilities
Guitar
Key Achievements
Toured extensively throughout Northern Rivers
Appeared at Bangalow Jazz Festival 2010


May 2008-August 2009
Guitarist






Danielle Blakey band (X factor finalist) (Sydney NSW)
Key Responsibilities
Guitar
Song Arrangements
Key Achievements
National tour


February 2006-July 2009
Guitar Teacher





Village Guitar (Sydney NSW)
Key Responsibilities
Teaching guitar, bass and keyboards
Student evaluation
Managing School of Rock holiday program
Individual and group lessons for all ages
Sales
Guitar repairs
Stock management
Staff management
Key Achievements
Developed guitar curriculum
Maintained high levels of student retention
Increased student cohort by 200% over three years


REFEREES

Stuart Miller
Music Coordinator
Western Port Secondary College
0414 642682

James Sherlock
Guitar lecturer VCA, Melbourne conservatorium, RMIT and Monash University
0412 309 500


More available upon request