Bluegum2 Music was established in 1997 to provide band and instrumental music predominantly in primary schools.
Following over 30 years of performance and musical direction, Frank Rugers developed a teaching philosophy to provide students with the opportunity to experience music through performance and develop broader musical skills.
Over the years Frank has trained most of his staff not in their skill as musicians but as teachers. There is a huge disparity between the performer and teacher which is not dealt with at the undergraduate level. Frank continued his own training each year assisting Professor Jerry Nowak on his two week conducting course 1990-2012 held for instrumental music teachers through the Australian Band ands Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) of which Frank was State Vice President. He also provides professional development for his staff, as well as continued assessment and discussion to help the teacher deal with issues and provide a strong platform of teaching techniques.