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
Jhana Allan violin. viola


Paul Marshall flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, wind ensembles
Kristal Spreadborough flute, wind ensembles


Paul Marshall trumpet, trombone, school band & wind ensembles


Dr Brieley Cutting piano

Mini Minstrels Early Childhood  + School Curriculum Support Programs

Peta Bale and April Kelson Mini Minstrels
April Kelson and Robyn Bradley Armidale City PS Choirs and Classroom Program
Laura Curotta and Kristal Spreadborough Armidale City PS Orchestra Program
Laura Curotta Armidale HS String Program
Fumie Takahashi Armidale HS Support Unit Music Program
Arlene Fletcher Ben Venue PS Classroom Program
Paul Marshall Ben Venue PS Orchestra Program
Robert Jackson Duval HS String Program
Paul Marshall and Kristal Spreadborough Glen Innes PS Instrumental Program
April Kelson Martins Gully PS Orchestra Program
April Kelson and Robyn Bradley Martins Gully PS Choral Program
Arlene Fletcher and Laura Curotta NEGS String Program
Arlene Fletcher and Laura Curotta Orchestra Program
Arlene Fletcher Newling PS Choral Program
Arlene Fletcher Newling PS Classroom Program
Wendy Chatterton and Debbie Chetham Ross Hill PS Classroom Program
Wendy Chatterton Ross Hill PS Choral Program
Paul Marshall TAS Big Band
Arlene Fletcher TAS Senior Jazz
Joanna Fairs-Wu, Robert Jackson and Camilla Tafra TAS String Program
Joanna Fairs-Wu, Jhana Allan and Camilla Tafra Waldorf String Program


Minisingers Bekk Baumgartner and Nicole Mackson
Cantilena Singers Constance Dunham and Warwick Dunham
Cantilena Singers Chorale Constance Dunham and Warwick Dunham
New England Singers Leanne Roobol and Robyn Bradley
New England Chamber Choir Leanne Roobol and Robyn Bradley
Conductor Mentoring Program 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
Boorolong 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

Armidale  Fumie Takahashi


Robyn Bradley, Warwick Dunham, Nicole Mackson, Kees Grenyer

Chamber Music in Schools

Deidre Rickards AM Project Co-ordinator, pianist