Hanna - Teacher #3934

- Singer-Songwriter
- Voice

- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe it is everyone’s birthright to sing and express themselves with music! With passion and permission, I aim for creating a safe-enough space to share the joy of music-making that I believe is available to everyone. When working with children and youth, my approach is to let the child or youth lead and to nurture their innate curiosities and inclinations. With all ages, I centre healthy, gentle breath and vocal technique in addition to play, movement and improvisation! By emphasizing play, my experience is children and youth (as well as adults) become much more available to technical aspects of music-making. When teaching, I will also sometimes bring in instruments like piano, guitar and percussion to support the student’s learning process.

Musical Education

As a youth, I studied classical voice technique and dedicated many years to performing as a singer, dancer and actor. From 2015-2016, I attended the Victoria Conservatory of Music in the Diploma in Music Performance Program, specializing in Classical and Contemporary Voice. Subsequently, I continued my studies in Montréal at Concordia University with my BA in Communication Studies and a Minor in Music, where I focussed on sound production. Overall, I have over 10+ years of training in classical voice technique! I've had a variety of teachers in different musical styles over the years including Kathleen Brett, Ingrid Attrot, Louise Rose (D.F.A), Dr. Irene Feher (D. Mus), and Vancouver-based soprano Raphael Wagner. I've written, composed and co-produced a self-released album, and consistently perform with my shared musical project, Emergence, and as a solo singer/songwriter.

Awards and Distinctions

Encore! Women's Choir Mentorship Student Awardee (2014-2015).

Royal Conservatory of Music Gold Medal Recipient in Grade 3 Voice (2012).

Special Skills and Training

I have extensive experience working with children and youth ages 3 to 17 years as a Voice, Beginner Piano & Musical Theatre Teacher individually and in groups. My teaching pedagogy is also informed by my work with Music for People, an organization that uses improvisation as a tool to help music-making become more accessible to people with little to no musical experience. I have also completed the Dance Your Ability Facilitator Training, and integrate many movement-based tools into my teaching practice.


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).