Belinda McArdle, Lisa Singline and Sue Hindle

Belinda McArdle (Back To Top)
B.Arts (Hons), Cert IV Workplace Assessment and Training, Cert III Broadcast Radio, ANZCA Grade 8 Modern Singing, Grade 6 Music Theory.
I am professionally engaged as a singer, choir leader, songwriter, singing teacher, performer, arts mentor, music activist and radio presenter. I take pride in providing a warm and friendly space and engaging all participants in singing in a clear, fun and organised manner. Sourcing and writing new repertoire and arranging the pieces so

everyone feels like they have a ‘good sing' is part of the enjoyment of this role.

As a singer and singing teacher I strive to uncover an authentic, natural sound. In private lessons the purpose is to find and develop your own unique voice– not to sound like someone else. I bring years of performing experience to my work having sung professionally in bands, duos, trios, solo, cabaret theatre and with vocal groups for well over 20 years. I am proud to run acabellas with my colleagues as an ethical, community minded company that has prospered over ten years and brought happiness to many.
Over recent years songwriting has become a strong part of my working life. I have worked consistently at writing songs for about 20 years and for the last five years or so I have become happy with what I produce. Songwriting commissions have become more regular in my life and this will continue to be an area in which I invest energy. I enjoy writing for communities. I work hard to tap into what a group might want to sing and produce songs that are robust, singable and touching.

As a natural teacher I have mentored several singing leaders over the last decade. As an active member of Community Music Victoria I have produced a state wide leader’s newsletter for several years, I contribute songs to the leader’s network, I provide support and training for new leaders and have provided much one-on-one long term support for new leaders. I have recently been contracted by City of Greater Geelong to provide leadership mentoring for artists. I volunteer weekly on local community radio and focus on interviewing musicians and artists about their work and process which is a great regular learning experience.

My goals for 2016 are:

To further diversify music presented and to allow singers to experience the nuances of a variety of genres.
  To provide more vocal workshops to empower and equip singers to further enjoy group singing.

To provide meaningful performance opportunities that enhance community wellbeing.

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Lisa Singline(Back To Top)
Cert IV Workplace Assessment and Training, Cert III in Education, ANZCA Grade 6 Modern Singing, Grade 3 Music Theory.
What a joy and privilege to share in music-making in the community with individuals and groups! As a community based musician and artist, I relish the mix of creative engagement in singing, song writing, teaching and the use of instruments, all complemented by visual art skills. I find it enriching personally, to work in collaboration with others and to embrace creative projects with diversity.

My work with acabellas has grown since 2006 to offer a range of community workshops with people of all ages, encompassing singing and instrumental groups on a weekly basis as well as regular drumming and ukulele sessions.

I am recognised for my down-to-earth approach as a facilitator, bringing clarity, encouragement, compassion and commitment to support both the development of the group and the evolution of a song or rhythm. Whether working with adults or children, I am passionate about supportively allowing space for ‘play’. I believe this creates a vital context to experience music and bring nourishment through personal exploration and expression.

Offering one-on-one tuition in singing, guitar or ukulele, I aim to offer practical instruction and encouragement for each individual with their particular learning style.

Within acabellas, I am blessed to work alongside two experienced colleagues as we all contribute our unique range of musical gifts for the community to enjoy.

My goals for 2016 include:


Consciously create musical contexts for individuals and groups to take risks with greater freedom and to make room for more ‘play’ in their life.


To assist in deepening the musical skills of singers, players and drummers individually and in all of my groups.


Offer quality workshops which are both practical and fun in drumming and ukulele.

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Sue Hindle(Back To Top)
CERT III Broadcast Radio, ANZCA Grade 5 Modern Singing, Grade 2 Music Theory, Reiki II
As I embark on my 10th year with acabellas as a singer, songwriter and music and wellbeing facilitator I know that I am privileged to work and connect with people that appreciate and value creativity. Self expression through creative activities such as singing and music making is an important and often vital part of who we are and how we choose to live our lives. Providing opportunities for others to access and

express their creative selves is extremely rewarding.

In all of my groups, private lessons and sessions I share sensitivity, warmth and humour along with a genuine desire to teach, understand and see each participant for who they are and what they might require in order to shine. I offer fun, educational and nurturing programs that engage and inspire participants to feel confident, capable and valued.

Over the last 8 years I have worked in schools and kindergartens in the Geelong area and continue to provide fun and educational workshops for our youngest singers and music makers.

Many years of personal practice and research into wellbeing and relaxation has led to the development of ‘Nurture’, a beautiful series of music, meditation and wellbeing sessions that offer participants the opportunity to explore creative activities and practise techniques centred on relaxation, movement and sound. A combination of stillness, movement and creative expression is, I believe, the best recipe for achieving and maintaining a healthy mind, body and spirit. Many of our acabellas singers and those outside our community participate in these weekly sessions and value the opportunity to support and enhance their wellbeing. Sessions will continue to expand and develop over 2016 as we continue to discover ways to relax, re-charge, and rejuvenate.

My goals for 2016 are:


To provide more private vocal tuition and sound healing sessions for our singers and the wider community.


To run a singing and wellbeing retreat offering an opportunity for relaxation, rejuvenation and fun!


To provide a monthly subscription to a nurture newsletter/ meditation for those who are unable to access weekly sessions.

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