Peter is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Music at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM). For over 15 years, Peter has taught woodwind, improvisation, music theory and music pedagogy in the tertiary sector. Peter has extensive experience in curriculum development for undergraduate music programs and along with the staff at CQCM, has shown commitment to on-campus and online music education. In 2017, Peter was awarded the Student Voice Award for "Educator of the Year" and in 2021, received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Practice in Learning and Teaching.
A passionate educator, Peter travels throughout regional Australia, delivering workshops to both students and teachers on a variety of musical skills including improvisation, technique and ensemble development.
As a performer, Peter is an accomplished saxophonist and his experience ranges from classical, jazz and contemporary music. He has performed throughout Australia and the USA and has shared the stage with a number of major artists including Don Rader, James Morrison, Bob Franceschini, Wilbur Wilde, Vince Jones, Guy Sebastian, John Riley, James Sherlock, Mike Price, Katie Noonan and The Idea of North to name a few.
His research interests include:
Peter is an active supervisor for both Master’s and PhD students in both the Creative Arts and Education.
CQUniversity Rockhampton Campus (2009-2013)
Mackay Campus (2014-present)
2017 Student Evaluation Educator of the Year Award
2021 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Practice in Learning and Teaching (Tier 1)
Education Queensland (2007-2008)
Board member for the Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician (CEPROM)
International Society of Music Education Member (ISME)
Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQ RASN)
Regional Arts Development Fund Committee Member (RADF)
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Specialist Studies in Education - Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Performing Arts and Creative Writing - Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Performing Arts and Creative Writing - Music Performance