Education and Outreach Manager
Peter Wardrobe is an educator, trainer and professional bass player whose career has provided him with professional opportunities to travel, teach and perform nationally and internationally.
As a professional musician, Peter has performed at the usual smaller venues such as pubs and large conference centres but also at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Gympie Muster and the Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival. He has shared the stage with Shannon Noll, Michael Stangel (the Voice), Stuart Fraser (Noiseworks), and toured with jazz legend Ricky May. Though his passion is for playing old school RnB such as Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye he is also happy playing in rock cover bands and small jazz ensembles.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Teaching from Melbourne University, Peter’s professional career in and around music education diversified. Peter has always been drawn to music technology, how it can be an efficient tool for teachers and their teaching practice, and also be a strategy to stimulate students in new and interesting ways. This interest led him to roles at the Education Technology Centre at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Sibelius Australia as lead demonstrator and Dorico Education Specialist for Yamaha Australia.
Peter designed and initiated a new music curriculum and practice at the innovative Doveton College in Melbourne. During his time as Head of Music at Doveton College, Peter was able to successfully implement the Musical Futures approach to teaching in the classroom which incorporated regular in-class performance and a strong music technology element that supported student learning and creativity.
We welcome Peter to the Hume Conservatorium team.