NECOM supports a large staff of outstanding musicians and teachers who deliver instrumental, choral, ensemble conducting, accompaniment, music therapy and early childhood teaching at NECOM campuses and various schools in the New England region. NECOM's range of teaching options complement the teaching services provided by private teachers and NECOM Music Educator Members (see List below)


Joanna Fairs-Wu, Head of Strings violin, viola, string ensembles, video conference lessons
Laura Curotta violin, viola, string ensembles
Robert Jackson cello, string ensembles
April Kelson violin, viola, chamber ensemble
Arlene Fletcher double bass, guitar
Camilla Tafra cello, string ensembles


Paul Marshall flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, wind ensembles
Louisa Sindel-Marshall flute, clarinet, saxophone, ensembles
Kristal Spreadborough flute, wind ensembles


Paul Marshall trumpet, trombone, school band & wind ensembles

Mini Minstrels Early Childhood  + School Curriculum Support Programs

Peta Bale and April Kelson Mini Minstrels
Rowena Teege & Robyn Bradley Armidale City PS Choirs
Laura Curotta & Paul Marshall Armidale City PS Band
Paul Marshall Ben Venue PS Orchestra
Arlene Fletcher Newling Primary School
 Wendy Chatterton (Inverell) Ross Hill PS, Kindamindi Pre-School


Minisingers Bekk Baumgartner
Cantilena & Cantilena Chorale Constance Dunham
New England Singers Leanne Roobol
New England Chamber Choir Leanne Roobol, Phil Oxley
Side-by-Side Peer Choir Arlene Fletcher & Warwick Dunham

Foundation Ensembles

Huff'n'Puffs Winds & Brass Paul Marshall
Puddledock String Ensembles Laura Curotta, Camilla Tafra
Booralong String Ensembles Robert Jackson

Orchestral Ensembles

Armidale Youth String Orchestra Joanna Fairs-Wu
AYO Sinfonia Joanna Fairs-Wu
Armidale Youth Orchestra Symphonic Winds Paul Marshall
Armidale Youth Orchestra Russell Bauer

Music Therapy



Robyn Bradley, Warwick Dunham, Nicole Mackson, Kees Grenyer

Chamber Music in Schools

Deidre Rickards AM Project Co-ordinator, pianist