The Idea of North has a passion for singing that connects with all ages, backgrounds and cultures. Their education program has become an integral feature of the group's musical journey.

The Idea of North works regularly with schools, universities and other educational institutions, choirs and musical ensembles. Their high school program includes a Classroom Resource Kit; a syllabus guided education package for teachers and students. It covers seven modules (each based on a song in the group's repertoire) across all high school music levels and includes classroom exercises, arrangements for vocalists, choirs and instrumentalists. It is provided prior to the group's visit for teachers to introduce in preparation for the workshops, and is designed to be used as an ongoing tool in students' general music education.

"The interest in choral music skyrockets after they've been here, and continues throughout the year, with the kids waiting and waiting until the next visit." - Celia Christmass, Perth Modern School

Take your pick ...

  • Standard two hour workshop/combined concert package
  • Workshop formats tailored to individual schools' needs
  • Residencies and extended visits
  • Masterclasses, individual tuition and coaching
  • Classroom resource kit to supplement practical learning with classroom exercises and activities, as well as vocal, keyboard and band arrangements.
  • Inclusive packages for schools at all levels of musical ability.

We've worked with ...


Elder School of Music, SA
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, WA
Australian Society of Music Educators, NSW
Kirkwood Community College, Iowa USA
Casper College, Wyoming USA


SCEGGS Darlinghurst, NSW
PLC Pymble, NSW Emmanuel College, QLD
All Saints Anglican, QLD Toorak College, VIC
CaulXield Grammar School, VIC St Peter's Boys School, SA
Hale School, WA
Perth Modern School, WA


Kangaroo Valley Primary School, NSW
Westleigh Primary School, NSW
Italian Bilingual School, NSW
Aranda Primary School, ACT

... just to name a few.

Want to know more?

For more information, education program footage, or to tailor a workshop/concert package to your needs, send an email to

If you have had The Idea of North at your school before and would like to talk about a return visit, please write to us at:

If you have any feedback for us on the Classroom Resource Kit, we are regularly updating the content and would appreciate your comments sent to:

NB. Information on all of our Public Singing Workshops can be found in our "Shows" section.