Choir leaders that lead weekend and week-long workshops and/or overseas tours

Tony Backhouse – a cappella teacher and founder of renowned a cappella group Cafe of the Gate of Salvation.
Stephen Taberner – director of the fantastically funny all-male a cappella group Spooky Men’s Chorale.
Rachel Hore – choir leader/songwriter/singer.
Stuart Davis – community and school choir leader.

Other music teachers in Newcastle

Drums – Benjie Williams – Earthen Rhythms
Ukulele – Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart – The sum of the parts
For kids aged 0-8 years – Julie Logan – do-re-mi

Live music in Newcastle

The Dungeon – jazz concerts, Adamstown
Lizotte’s – live music restaurant, Lambton
NIMA (Newcastle Improvised Music Association) – jazz at the Grand Hotel on Tuesday nights
Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club
Civic Theatre
Adamstown Arts – visual and performing arts events and activities

Inspiring groups/choirs to watch out for

The Idea of North – jazz influenced award-winning a cappella quartet
Pentatonix – US popular music a cappella
Song Company – Australia’s leading vocal ensemble