Gerald has been involved in music education in Australia for over 25 years. With a background as a military musician he has worked alongside many of SBFs event names including Joe Cook and Ed Wilson and has twice been a delegate at the International Association for Jazz Education’s Annual Conferences in New York. Gerald has previously adjudicated the Big Band sections at the SBF and was the percussion clinician for the 2011 and 2013 SBF Education Conferences held in Sydney.
Gerald has founded band programs and ensembles at a multitude of schools and currently directs 11 ensembles across 7 primary, secondary and community groups whilst being engaged as a performer, composer, arranger, educator, advisor, adjudicator and event consultant.
Gerald is happy to assist MDs with both their big band and concert band programs as well as with specialist percussion advice.