Growing up, I was fortunate to be taught by some of Hobart’s most influential music makers
Principal & Artistic Director
Ian Williams, B.Mus.
They showed me no single teacher has all the answers. In fact, young performers often learn best when being mentored by performers and musicians close to their own age. At ExitLeft we teach using a method heavily based on how I learned from Hobart piano teaching doyen, Eileen Johnson.
Eileen used a mentoring program where senior students worked as practice buddies, encouraging beginners and becoming better players themselves. Not only did I learn, but I made friends, worked in a team and was inspired by the older kids.
The majority of our students start with us in primary school and continue through to the end of their schooling, making long term friends and developing into confident, creative communicators, prepared for life.
Our team includes
Recently relocated to Hobart to join the senior team, Laura is an amazing Jazz singer and pianist who performs extensively with the Royal Australian Navy Band, as well as having been involved in many pop and jazz bands around Melbourne, appearing at some of Melbourne’s best large and small establishments. Laura has a Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of Melbourne (Victorian College of the Arts) and AMEB Grade 8 in piano. She has taught voice and piano privately, run vocal programs at Salesian College and was the musical director of the Young Australian Broadway Chorus.