JMC Academy


Online via Zoom Webinar


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Join JMC Melbourne's Head of Music, Chris Pickering and Head of Audio, Daniel Bodnarcuk, as they discuss JMC's Music and Audio related courses, careers in the industry and how to choose the right music course for your goals.

This is an online information session, where you will have the opportunity to have your questions about JMC's Music Performance, Audio and Sound Production, Songwriting and Music Production courses answered by some of the most knowledgeable experts in the industry.

Meet the Department Heads

Chris Pickering, Head of Music (Melbourne)

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 three 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 now performs regularly in Melbourne, and around Australia and internationally when time permits. He also still harbours dreams of a late call-up to the Australian Test Cricket team.

Daniel Bodnarcuk, Head of Audio (Melbourne)

A musician, composer and sound engineer, Daniel is the owner and operator of boutique record label, Singplay. Daniels ongoing body of work includes compositions, performances and engineered material for local and international release, featured on iTunes, Radio and Film.

Daniel’s teaching philosophy is centered on establishing a bond between Education and Industry. Daniel is an AMEB trained musician, holding a degree in Audio Engineering and Sound Production, and is currently studying his Masters of Education.