|M.Mus.Ed, Grad.Dip.Ed. Grad.Dip.Mus & B.Mus (Inst.)|
|After 16 years teaching overseas, Gerard returned to Brisbane in 2017. He has performed and taught in Australia, United States, Vietnam, Tonga, New Zealand, South Korea, China and Myanmar.
Gerard has a Master of Music Education, Northwestern University (USA); Graduate Diploma in Education, University of New England (Australia); Bachelor of Music (Instrumental) and Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance) from Queensland Conservatorium.
Before 2001, Gerard was a professional flute player and teacher in Australia, regularly performing with the Queensland Symphony. He was a Sessional Flute Lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium. He also played with the international award-winning Movellan Wind Quintet. Gerard was principal flute and soloist (2013) with the Northwestern University Summer Orchestra (USA).
Gerard’s final overseas posting was at the British School of Yangon. He also gave masterclasses at the International School of Yangon and was guest principal flute in the Orchestra for Myanmar. Before Myanmar, Gerard taught in China for 8 years. He was secondary music teacher at Beijing BISS International School and Head of Instrumental Studies at Dulwich College Beijing, named best British International School in the world (2011 Independent School Awards). Whilst in Beijing, he was Secretary of the International Schools Choral Music Society (ISCMS).