*Bachelor of Music (Hons)
*Graduate Dip. Education, Grad.Dip Composition
*Master of Music (Composition)
*Head of Contemporary Music - Performance, Songwriting and Production
Chris Pickering studied Jazz Drums at The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, and played drums and guitar in a few well-known Australian groups before embarking on a solo career as a singer-songwriter in 2005. Since that time, he has recorded and released four full length albums and four EPs of critically acclaimed original material, and in 2009 relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. Based there as a professional musician until 2013, he gained solid support and recognition from the Nashville songwriting and performing community, and toured and performed all over the United States and parts of Europe.
He is now based in Melbourne, and has been Head of Music at JMC Melbourne Campus since 2014. He still performs regularly in Melbourne and around Australia with his band and with other musical projects, when time permits.