HAYLEY MARSHALL - GUITAR, BASS GUITAR & UKULELE WELLINGTON MUSIC TEACHER
Hayley began playing guitar at the age of 10. This hobby quickly developed into a great passion for the guitar, spoken word and composition. She entered song writing competitions before she started learning the guitar. She has dedicated a lot of time to writing and crafting spoken word and song writing. She eventually recorded her original work in a final Album released by Mike Chunn's ‘Play It Strange’ National Song-
After Attending National Youth Drama School where she performed alongside Thomas Oliver a local Wellington Musician, she was scouted by an Australian company to be the opening act for Lionel Richie’s performance at The Mission Estate 2009. Hayley has enjoyed performing for several years both, solo in restaurant settings, as well as collaborating with artists including acting as M.C. in night clubs and composing with Polish jazz musician Bartek Przytula.
Teaching and mentoring began when she developed and pioneered a song writing workshop at a primary School. She drew inspiration from her own mentors including Paul Ubana Jones and Pat Pattison (Professor at Berklee College of Music) when during her formative years she attended their songwriting workshops. This experience gave her a foundation to build on. She developed her mode of facilitating classes and incorporated loop machines as a means to building textures of sound and encouraging inclusive creative processes. Her role as teacher assistant at a high school led her into using music as a means of building communication, self expression and confidence.
In 2012 Hayley was employed as a song-writing Mentor working in a primary school in London. Her passion for teaching was evident and she considered this her dream job. Living in London richly benefited Hayley’s creative development as she regularly worked with up and coming artists.
Following her return to New Zealand, Hayley worked as a guitar, ukulele and bass guitar mentor. She tutored students as an itinerant teacher in schools tutoring intermediate and primary school students. She also helped prepare college students sitting N.C.E.A. music exams. Hayley finds teaching to be a rewarding and satisfying experience.