MA Performance, Distinction, RAM 2021
LRSM, DipABRSM, Distinction 2019
European Suzuki Association, Level 5 2016
BA (Hons) Eng/Psych 2008
Hannah has been teaching for over 15 years.
Having strarted teacher training with the British Suzuki Music Association in 2009, she is now Level 5 teacher status (the highest attainable level of Suzuki training).
Hannah is experienced at teaching all levels from beginner to post Grade 8 and all 10 Suzuki Books.
Hannah recently achieved a Distinction for an MA in Performance at The Royal Academy of Music, studying with Jack Liebeck. In her final recital, Hannah's playing was described by the panel as 'outstanding' and 'feeling for shape exceptional'.
Hannah 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, studying with Joshua Fisher. She went on to study English and Psychology with a view to becoming a teacher. After studying, Hannah worked in rural Kolkata, India at a music school surrounded by paddy fields. This experience was the beginning of a deep love and fascination with teaching.
Over the years, Hannah has helped students develop very high ability on their instrument.
Many students achieve scholarships, excellent marks in exams, leading positions in NCO and Stoneleigh and places at Junior Music colleges. However this is never the aim in studying music. Helping the children develop self-confidence, ability to express themselves, discover friendships to last a lifetime and feel truly connected to themselves and others is the main goal.
Teaching Experience includes:
Workshops: Bryanston International Summer School, BSI National Children's Workshop,
Book 1 Bonanza and Accord chamber music course.
Schools: Southbank International School, Thomas' London Day Schools, Hindhead School of Music, Meadlands Primary School and Old Vicarage School.
Recording and session work:
Hannah has recorded a number of adverts for Breast Cancer UK, Pearl & Dean, and an HBO documentary.
Published by Mute Records when part of folk ensemble SixToes and was featured on BBC6 radio.