SING AND ACT WITH US
WELCOME TO EXITLEFT
You see them singing around the house and they are always putting on plays in the lounge, but what’s the next step? When it comes to music and drama, how do you walk the line between performing for the fun of it and developing a real skill?
That’s where we come in.
At ExitLeft, we give children and teens outstanding performing arts training in a way that is so much fun they don’t even realise how much they are learning. We develop core skills, how to sing, act and play. Because students start with the basics of good technique and an understanding of style, we mix in creativity, teamwork and great communication skills. The end result is amazing performers that stand out from the crowd!
* COVID-19 UPDATE: 22/03/2020 *
From Monday no face to face classes or lessons will be taking place at our Hobart, Kingston or Glenorchy studios.
At his briefing on Saturday, Tasmania’s Premier Peter Gutwein said, “In terms of indoor gatherings of less than 100 people, I want to stress how important it is that Tasmanians heed the health warnings, if you don’t need to go out, my message is don’t go out.”
At least 4m2 per individual in an indoor room is required for any indoor gatherings. Although most of our classes would fall within these guidelines, and we know that parents want to keep students as active as possible, we feel that the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and extended Exitleft families is of utmost importance.
Therefore we are taking the decision to pause all face to face classes and lessons from tomorrow – Monday 23 March – to help flatten the curve and be part of the effort to reduce community transmission of the virus.
We have had some fantastic feedback so far on our online class testing and many parents and students are very excited about the chance to stay connected to their Exitleft family. Families are also able to still enrol and join our online classes during this period.
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You’re going to love it here!
CAN I BE IN A SHOW?
Students from Grade 3 to Grade 12 have the opportunity to be a part of our performance programs that focus on their particular passions. So yes, they can be a part of a fabulous musical, join the Hobart Children’s Choir or, for senior students, further their acting skills by putting on a play.
ARE THERE AUDITIONS?
We don’t audition kids to participate in our core singing and acting classes. We know that if a student has the passion, we can grow their skills. As young adults ExitLeft students are consistently being chosen as the leads in musicals and plays and, for those who want to make careers, receiving offers in to the prestigious national performing arts courses.
Occasionally students will audition internally to help us choose who takes which role in a show, but, there is no audition to be involved with these programs.
WHY DO WE FOCUS ON SINGING AND ACTING?
Our philosophy is simple, if a child loves singing, they need to learn to tell stories, and acting training is the best way to do this. If a child loves acting, they must to be able to use their voice which is best developed through singing. But really, kids who want to perform just love to act and sing!
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
ExitLeft offers a full service, with our staff going above and beyond to support and encourage our students to shine. Supplying sheet music and practice recordings and arranging extra rehearsals and accompaniment for auditions, exams and performances as needed.
Plus as a bonus students who study the core performance classes have the chance to be a part of the ExitLeft musicals, plays, concerts and events that take place throughout the year.
WHY STUDY MUSIC AND DRAMA?
Educational studies consistently show that exposure to music stimulates brain growth and develops creative thinking and social and communication skills. A recent study by Macquarie University the results showed that children exposed to at least a year and a half of private music lessons have an edge when it comes to detecting patterns in the world around us, with musical training making their brains better at statistical learning. The results revealed children who had had some musical training had better melody, rhythm and frequency discrimination and were faster to detect patterns in auditory and visual tasks.
With more and more schools no longer offering music, our programs give students a huge advantage.
“If a child studies music constantly over a period of time, they do better in school in all sorts of ways, including academically and socially”
Music Council of Australia