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Curriculum Vitae

NAME:                    Peter Norman Jones.
STYLE:                  Lord of the Manor of Holdingham, 
                                or Lord of Holdingham.
BIRTH PLACE:    Brighton, East Sussex, England.
BIRTH DATE:      16th November 1940. 
STATUS:              Married.
ADDRESS:          Casterton, Victoria, Australia.
Patcham County Secondary School.  Patcham, East Sussex, England.

The Royal Air Force School of Music, RAF Music Services, RAF Uxbridge.  Uxbridge, Middlesex, England.

The State College of Victoria at Hawthorn (Teachers College) Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.



Fellow of Trinity College of Music, London.

Fellow of the  Victoria College of Music, London.

Fellow of the National College of Music London.

Fellow of the College of Violinists (Honorary Award).

Licentiate of  Trinity College of Music London. (Teachers Diploma).

Licentiate of The National College of Music, London.

Associate of the London College of Music.

Associate of the Australian Guild of Music and Speech. (Teachers Diploma).

Associate in Music of the Australian Guild of Music and Speech (Honours).

The Bandmaster's Diploma from the Bandsman's College of Music, England.

An Approved Course of Teacher Training, 'Teachers Certificate' from the State College of Victoria at Hawthorn, (Honours in Music).  Hawthorn, Victoria , Australia.

Granted registration as an  Instrumental Music Teacher in the Technical Schools Division and High Schools Division of the Victorian Education Department.

Le Diplome de "Medaille de Vermeil".  XIVe Grand Concours International de Lutece 1982. Section: Lettres.  "How to Train a Youth Band".  Academie Internationale de Lutece, Paris, France.

The Diploma of Certified and Registered Teacher of the Victoria College of Music, London.

Pupils Certificate from the Royal Air Force School of Music, RAF Music Services, RAF Uxbridge. Uxbridge, Middlesex, England.

Grade 8 (Final) in 'French Horn Playing'. Passed with Distinction. The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, U.K.

Grade 8 (Final) in 'Theory of Music'. The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, U.K.

Certificate of Proficiency.  Grade 8 (Final) in 'Theory of Music'. The Australian Guild of Music and Speech.



Retired Brass Instrumental Music Teacher in the Victorian Education Department. Victoria, Australia.



Conducted the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Band in the 1967 ABC Radio Brass Band Competition leading the Band into the Final against the Melbourne Fire Brigade Band.

Co-founder of St. Paul's College Band, North Altona, Victoria.

Arranged the Cook Islands National Anthem "Te Atua Mou'e" (God is Truth) for the Islands Brass Bands.   A territory of New Zealand, the official anthem is New Zealand's "God Defend New Zealand", however the Islands adopted in 1982, upon free association status, a beautiful local anthem with words by Pa Tepaeru Te Rito Ariki Lady Davis and music by Sir Thomas Davis called "Te Atua Mou'e".        

Entered pupils for Australian Music Examinations Board examinations, 100% pass rate.

Tutored five (5) students who gained entry into the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Victoria's premier school for the education and training of talented young dancers and musicians.  Entry to the school for VCA Secondary School dance and music students is by competitive audition and is equivalent to winning a major scholarship.  The mission of the school is to help identify and assist children with exceptional potential, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world-class specialist training as part of a broad and balanced education, which will enable them, if they choose, to proceed towards self-sustaining careers in music and dance.

Tutored three (3) students who were accepted, one (1) into the Central Band of the Royal Australian Air Force, another the Royal Australian Navy Band and one (1) the Australian Army Band Corps.

Prepared and entered students for Eisteddfods in Bendigo, Hamilton and 'Korumburra - Leongatha' in Victoria and Mount Gambier in South Australia.

Taught three (3) students who became members of the Victorian State Youth Brass Band.


Awarded 4th place in the Video Section of the 47th Australian International Film Festival administered by the Australian Amateur Cine Society in 1988.  Entry titled "Gardens & Homes of Western Victoria".



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