Master of Arts in Performance, Distinction (Royal Academy of Music) 2021
LRSM / DipABRSM Distinction 2019
European Suzuki Association, Level 5 2016
BA (Hons) English/Psychology 2008
Hannah began teacher training with the British Suzuki Music Association in 2009.
After many years of training, she is now Level 5 teacher status, which is the highest attainable level of Suzuki teaching. Hannah is qualified to teach all the Suzuki Books and beyond.
Hannah recently completed a two year masters degree in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, achieving Distinction. She was fortunate to study with Jack Liebeck, which was very inspiring. After her final recital, Hannah's playing was described as 'outstanding' and her 'feeling for shape exceptional'.
How it began...
Hannah Saucedo began playing the violin at age nearly 3, with Suzuki teacher Sally Lisney. She performed her first concerto with orchestra at age 5. Hannah was a member of the NYO of Great Britain and attended The Royal College of Music Junior Department for 6 years. She went on to study English and Psychology, with the intention of pursuing a career in primary teaching. Following her degree, Hannah went to Kolkata, India with a few clothes and violin on her back to work at a music school surrounded by paddy fields.
Working at the school turned out to be a transformative experience. It was the beginning of a deep interest and love of teaching.
To date....Hannah has been teaching for over 13 years and has helped countless students develop high ability and a love for music (as well as many scholarships, excellent marks in exams, leading positions in NCO, Stoneleigh and places at Junior Music colleges).
Workshop teaching includes: Bryanston International Summer School, BSI National Children's Workshop, Book 1 Bonanza and Accord chamber music course.
Hannah has taught at a number of schools including Southbank International School, Thomas' London Day Schools, Hindhead School of Music and Old Vicarage School.
Hannah also enjoys recording and session work. Hannah has recorded a number of adverts including Breast Cancer UK, Pearl & Dean, an HBO documentary and more. She was published by Mute Records when recording with a folk band and was featured on BBC6 radio.
Hannah is also working on a number of exciting projects with pianist Caroline Page and cellist Sheida Davis to bring engaging classical music concerts to families.