Quick Facts About Hannah
- Teaches piano and voice
- Works well with all ages and skill levels
- Specializes in Classical, Musical Theater, Pop, and Rock styles
- Customizes curriculum to reflect each student’s skills and musical goals
- BM in Music Education from the Ithaca College School of Music
- Teaching since 2015
Learn More About Hannah
General Teaching Style
My teaching style is founded on positivity and personalized instruction. Students can expect to be encouraged to make mistakes (and to learn from them of course)!
I have three main goals for my students. The first is to build a fun and meaningful relationship with music. Students will have opportunities to learn new music in addition to playing or singing their favorite songs.
The second is to become well-rounded musicians. I enjoy helping students with sight-reading, ear-training, and music theory just as much as with performing.
My third goal for students is that by putting an honest effort into music lessons, they develop invaluable life skills such as confidence, creativity, and self-discipline.
Focus & Goals of the First Lesson
We begin by chatting about your musical experience and goals and then jump right into music making!
I aim to send students home feeling good about one new song or skill so that they have something exciting to practice over the week.
When a student has prior experience, I encourage them to share a song they feel comfortable playing or singing.
My background in Music Education helps me maintain a flexible teaching style and connect with all types of learners, creating enjoyable musical experiences.
As a performer who battled stage fright for years, I can share my personal tricks for overcoming performance anxiety so that students feel ready for that next big recital, audition, or open mic.
Additionally, my combined skills in piano and voice allow me to play full accompaniments for singers and teach pianists the art of playing and singing.
Additional Experience & Instruments
One of my very first and most rewarding teaching experiences was in a special education music program. The confidence and experience I gained working with special learners makes me a more versatile and patient teacher in all settings.
I play guitar and ukulele in addition to piano and voice
Top 3 Desert Island Albums
- Choose Your Weapon - Hiatus Kaiyote
- Sound & Color, by Alabama Shakes
- Blue, by Joni Mitchell