What do you get when you add a retired public music educator / known Calgary musician with a homeschooling mom / music instructor?
You get the best homeschool choir around!
Our choir is geared for children 5 and up who want to sing! We cover a wide variety of genres, from classical chorales to swinging showtunes.
Get to know the Team
Director Mr. Doug Zacharias
Doug is a Music Educator and has been for 34 years. He has also been a performer for almost 40 years. As a trumpet player, Doug has performed with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Moe Koffmann, the Russian Circus, Buddy Guy, Peggy Lee, McKoy Tyner, Christian McBride, Hugh Frasier, Bobby Shew, and many more local and international personalities. He is currently the Band Leader for the Woodhouse Big Band, Dr. Z & the Boyz, Mariachi West and the Swing Kings, and is a member of Get It! Funk and Bluesland.
Mr. Zach, as he’s been known to his students over past decades, is married to a pianist and is father of five girls. A graduate of both the University of Alberta & University of Calgary, he holds a B. Ed in Music Education and a Dip F.A. in Conducting. A local to Calgary, Mr. Zach was the band and choir director at public, charter and private schools in Calgary with each ensemble reaching high accolades.
Accompanist Mrs. Julie Spackman
Julie graduated from Mount Royal University in Jazz Performance. Julie has studied classical & jazz in both piano and voice, with such teachers as Frank Impinna, Marie Taggart, Lou Durham, Derek Stoll, Sheldon Zandboer, Viviane Cardinal-Martin, Virginia Gillmore, and Laura Jones. She has been teaching piano and voice for over 15 years.
As one of Mr. Zach’s former high school choir and band students, Julie is thrilled to be the accompanist for the Homeschool Children’s Choir. She homeschools her own children, and they are enjoying singing in the choir.