ESA Level 5



BA (Hons) 

Hannah Saucedo started the violin age nearly 3 with Sally Lisney. By the age of 5 Hannah was playing her first concerto with an orchestra. Soon she was playing in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and surrendering her weekends to The Royal College Music Junior Department. Hannah’s other interests as a teenager were changing her hair colour regularly and extreme sports. One might have anticipated her next move to be either a skydiving instructor or perhaps to pursue a music degree... but instead Hannah did English and Psychology at Swansea University (for the surfing of course).  However, Hannah soon discovered the weather and surf was terrible in Swansea. As soon as her degree was complete she was off to Kolkata, India with a few clothes and violin on her back to work in an orphanage turned music school. This turned out to be a transformative experience. Upon returning home, she decided to embark upon Suzuki teacher training. A mere 10 years later Hannah achieved ESA Level 5 status (the highest attainable level ofSuzuki teacher training). Hannah has since helped countless students gain scholarships, leading positions in NCO, Stoneleigh and places at Royal Academy Junior Dept. Hannah has taught at a number of schools including Southbank International School, Thomas' London Day Schools,

Hindhead School of Music and Old Vicarage School. Workshop teaching includes Bryanston

International Summer School and BSI National Children's Workshop. As if teaching and raising a

small human wasn’t challenging enough, Hannah decided to take on a masters at the Royal

Academy of Music.

Hannah enjoys session work and has recorded a number of adverts for Breast Cancer UK, Pearl & Dean and an HBO documentary. Hannah was published by Mute Records when recording with a folk band and was featured on BBC6 radio.

Alongside orchestral, solo and session work, Hannah is working on a number of exciting projects with friend and brilliant pianist Caroline Page to bring engaging classical music concerts to young children.