Damien Goundrie

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Damien Goundrie

Associate Lecturer in Music Technology
Music | School of Creative Arts and Media

The Hedberg , Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 7383 (phone)

Damien Goundrie is an Associate Lecturer in Music Technology.

After a successful career of over 20 years as a DJ/Producer, that has seen him perform at festivals and nightclubs in Australia and internationally, and produce and remix over 50 releases, Damien has focused his energy on training and developing new musical talent for the last decade.

He has taught at School of Audio Engineering, University of New England, TAFE NSW and is Currently lecturing in Music Technology at The Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music.

Damien also produces electronic music under the name Southlight with classically trained musician Andrew Young.


Damien has been involved in the education sector since 2009.

He started teaching at a Certificate 3 level for School of Audio Engineering, where he was coordinator for the Electronic Music Production course for 3 years. He was then part of the national team that saw the EMP course upgraded to a diploma level where he continued teaching until 2015. During his time at SAE he was a regular guest lecturer for the degree subjects and in 2013 was assigned the degree level unit, Introduction to Digital Audio, which he taught for 3 years.

In 2015 he started teaching at Sydney TAFE, where he was part of the team that took the Diploma of Electronic Music Production from a small afterthought to one of the flagship courses offered by TAFE.

During this time, he also started working for University of New England teaching the Electronic Music component of their Music Degree, which helped him develop his online teaching skills.

In 2017 he was asked by the Tasmanian Conservatorium of music to present some guest lectures, and the start of 2018 he started work as Associate Lecturer in Music Technology at the Conservatorium.

As one of only 13 Ableton Certified trainers in Australia, he has overseen the Tasmanian Conservatoriums successful application to become an Ableton Certified Training centre. Ableton Live is considered the new industry standard for remixing, electronic production and live performance.

He is also an Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor. Pro Tools is considered the industry standard for recording editing and postproduction.

Career summary



AVID Certified Pro Tools Instructor

University of New England




Ableton Certified Trainer

School of Audio Engineering




Certificate 4 in Work Place Training

Southern Cross International




Studio Certificate

School of Audio Engineering




Professional practice

Coordinator if the Tasmanian Ableton User Group

CALE representative for Inclusion Diversity and Equity

Administrative expertise

Music Director & Assistant Program Director, Rhythm FM

Responsible for over 70 volunteer DJ’s/Announcers, ensuring that playlists were being adhered to, reporting to APRA, liaising with Record Company’s and Artists, Co-ordinating artist interviews and on air talent.


Ableton Certified Training, Ableton Live , Electronic Music Production, Computer Music, Dance Music, Hip Hop, Electronica, House Music

Teaching expertise

Electronic Music Production, Synthesis, Mixing and Mastering, DJ

Ableton Certified Trainer

Avid Pro Tools Trainer

Teaching responsibility

Lecturing in the Music Technology stream of Music Practice for 1st and 2nd year

Workshop tutor for Music and Place

Workshop tutor for Music and Politics

Workshop tutor for Sound Art and Media