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L EON G RAY BMus(Hons), PGDipEd, DipTchg E M PL O Y M EN T H I ST O RY Educational Resource Developer (online) Self-employed August 2010 - Present

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Planning, writing and building multimedia online learning material for adult distance learners on Moodle platforms Training tutors and web-based professionals Major clients and projects: Bay of Plenty Polytechnic o Automotive Engineering (L4, NZQA), Road Transport Management (L4, NZQA), Carpentry (L3, NZQA), Work Skills (L1-2, NZQA, Special needs adults), Online HR Induction, Public Health (L5, NZQA) Practical Education Institute (eBLS) o Miscellaneous written and online resources for Computing (L4, NZQA), Business Administration (L3, NZQA), embedded literacy and numeracy resources, Primary and Secondary School Pilot projects

Primary Teacher (Music Specialist) West Lothian Council

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July 2005-June 2007

Primary Teacher Falkirk Council (fixed-term contract) November 2004-July 2005

Lecturer Hospitality Management Consultants Limited August 2002-March 2004 Head of Primary Music / Head of Drama Kadimah College January 2000-August 2002

Scale A Teacher Remuera Primary School January-December 1999

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Musical instruction to 1200 students in four primary schools Managing multi-level school productions and promotions Redeveloping planning /assessment tools in line with TQM Planning, implementing, assessing learning programmes across entire Scottish curriculum Participation in ongoing CPD Responsibilities for music and performance Conducting, assessing seminars for trainee bar managers Handling associated NZQA and HSI compliance processes Full legal processing of student applications Developing promotional material for business Planning, implementing, assessing learning programmes across music and drama curricula Participation in ongoing CPD Administrating and promoting large school performances

Planning, implementing, assessing learning programmes across entire curriculum Participation in ongoing CPD Administrating and promoting large school performances

Leon Gray 83 Young Street, New Plymouth, (06) 927 4071, (021) 073 8168

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A D D I T I O N AL P R O F E SS I O N A L E X P ERI EN C E Musical Director Self-employed 1994-Present

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Director Self-employed 2000-Present

Pianist/Keyboard Player Self-employed 1992-Present Choral Conductor Taranaki Male Choir, Stratford Singers July 2008-February 2011 Repititeur/Tutor Auckland Children’s Theatre Academy, University of Auckland, Unitec 1995-2003

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Professional vocal training for productions Scheduling, coordinating and running cast rehearsals Coordination of orchestra, score preparation, transposition and rehearsal scheduling Conducting live stage performances Budgeting responsibilities for all musical resources Auditioning, rehearsing and preparing casts for performance Coordinating stage technicians, set builders, props and costumes Budgeting responsibilities for all performance resources Professional accompanying services for a variety of groups and individuals Experienced across musical genres, including jazz, classical and contemporary Planning and overseeing concerts Selecting, arranging and preparing repertoire Conducting and playing for performances Budgeting responsibilities for all musical resources Coaching ATCL/LTCL students in musical theatre, singing and drama Coaching and accompanying students undertaking degree studies in voice Coaching and accompanying students undertaking degree studies in voice

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Skilled project and people manager Ability to relate to people of all ages, from pre-school to the elderly Advanced IT user and proficient in a wide range of applications Professionally–trained expertise in document design, layout, spelling, industry-standard grammar and punctuation Experience in employment relations and working knowledge of HR practices Ongoing interest in self-improvement through professional development Confident seminar/workshop planner and presenter Video and audio editing skills Positive and fun-loving attitude towards colleagues Genuine desire to build positive atmosphere both in and out of the office

Leon Gray 83 Young Street, New Plymouth, (06) 927 4071, (021) 073 8168

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours)(BMusHons) University of Waikato, March-November 2011 (extramural)  Dissertation topic: Composite Curricula in Primary School Music: Developing a Blended Resource for Classroom Delivery

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd) Massey University, March-November 2004 (extramural)  Learners with Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Gifted and Talented Education, Teaching Non-English Speakers in a Regular Class, Educational Management

Diploma in Teaching (DipTchg) The University of Auckland, January-November 1998  Professional Practice papers for curriculum (7), Dissertation on reflective practice, Learning and Development papers (2)

Bachelor of Music (BMus) The University of Auckland, March 1995-November 1997  Miscellaneous Composition & Orchestration, Music History, Analysis, Harmony & Counterpoint papers, English Literature papers (3), Theatre Studies

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Design Assessment for Adult Learners Workplace Assessment for Adult Learners Open Polytechnic, June 2003 (extramural)

The Sale of Liquor Act 1989 Host Responsibility

Hospitality Management Consultants Limited, August 2002 (workplace)

Registered Primary School Teacher (Subject to confirmation) #229092 Grade 8, Speech and Drama, Trinity Guildhall

Leon Gray 83 Young Street, New Plymouth, (06) 927 4071, (021) 073 8168

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R E F E R EN C ES Judi Honeyfield Staff Development Adviser Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (07) 571 0190 (x 7081) Judi is a teacher trainer at the Polytechnic and can comment on my classroom teaching and management style Jeremy Whimster Conductor Tauranga Civic Choir (07) 578 6056 I have worked with Jeremy as an accompanist. He can comment on my abilities as a musician, my professionalism and my abilities to relate to people. David Squire Conductor New Zealand National Youth Choir (0274) 426 4533 David and I worked closely at the Bay of Plenty Music School. He can comment on my abilities as a musician, my professionalism and my abilities to relate to people. Chalium Poppy Artistic and Musical Director Scholars Pro Musica (021) 396 440 Chalium and I have worked professionally as musical directors together. He can comment on my organisation and administrative abilities with regard to managing groups of performers.

Leon Gray 83 Young Street, New Plymouth, (06) 927 4071, (021) 073 8168

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Leon Gray CV June 2013  

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