Hayley Manning graduated from the Australian National University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music and Science. Former Principal Double Bassist of the Canberra Youth Orchestra, Hayley now performs regularly with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra as of 2019. She has also toured regional New South Wales with the Macquarie Symphony Orchestra and often plays with Canberra Sinfonia and other chamber ensembles around Canberra.
Hayley has a strong interest in musical theatre, and has performed as a pit musician in several productions, including Beauty and the Beast, Heathers: The Musical, and The World Goes Round.
Hayley has only recently begun establishing her own teaching studio and works as a peripatetic music tutor at several schools around Canberra teaching double bass and electric bass.
She has been working in the Music for Canberra office since the start of Term 2, 2019.