Educated at the University of Glasgow, Scotland
Gerry is currently at the University of Strathclyde where he is BA Applied Music Course Director.
Participation in conferences in the area of music and special needs at Edinburgh University (2004), Dundee (2005), Stirling (2004), Dortmund (2003,2004,2005,2009). This has resulted in developing an area of research based on a comparative study of provision for special needs in all the arts - especially music.
Sounds of Progress/Limelight (Gerry is Chair of Board) this successful company designs and delivers music workshops, training and education throughout Scotland and abroad
Gerry is working on collaborative projects with the Berklee School of Music in Boston, USA (including improvisation, Music Therapy, approaches to music composition, faculty teaching exchange programme)
He is also director of the Strathclyde Improvisation Ensemble, which features 25 musicians on the BA Applied Music Degree course