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

Tony Backhouse – founder of Cafe of the Gate of Salvation
Stephen Taberner – director of the Spooky Men’s Chorale
Rachel Hore – choir leader/songwriter/singer
Stuart Davis – community and school choir leader

Other music teachers in Newcastle

African drums – Benjie Williams – Earthen Rhythms
Ukulele – Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart – The sum of the parts
For kids aged 0-8 years –  Julie Logan Music

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
Lass O’Gowrie Hotel
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