Gary Walters holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Ball State University and a Master of Music in Composition from Butler University. He is an adjunct faculty member of Butler University's School of Music in Indianapolis Indiana, where he has taught applied jazz piano since 2000. Gary developed and implemented an introductory jazz piano course for non-majors beginning in 2002. In 2006 he was appointed director of Jazz Band II. He also taught Music Theory for Media Arts, part of the Media Arts degree requirement. Currently he directs three Jazz Combos, along with teaching 10 to 15 applied jazz piano students each semester.