Violin

Interesting in having me or a group perform for a house concert or a concert series? Are you a composer who has written works that involve the violin and other instruments? Let’s talk! Hannahviolin at Gmail dot com.

Hannah’s Upcoming Performances:

September 30/October 1, Winter Opera

October 13, 7:30 pm Duo Sirena, 560 Center, Washington University of St Louis

October 15, 3 pm Duo Sirena, Friends of Music Concert, Eliot Chapel

November 5, 7 pm, Solo Performance of Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons with Metropolitan Orchestra of St Louis

November 28-December 10, The King and I, the Fox Theatre

 

 

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I play and teach the violin for a living.  I perform serious classical music as well as playing for weddings and other events.  Please contact me for more information.

I grew up in Clinton, South Carolina.  After high school graduation I went to Ohio to attend the Cleveland Institute of Music.  I received my Bachelor of Music degree as a student of Linda Cerone and my Master of Music degree as a student of William Preucil.

After school I became a member of the Charlotte Symphony, with whom I spent two years before deciding to move back to Cleveland to become a freelance musician and teacher.  Upon returning to Cleveland I became a very successful freelancer, playing with many area orchestras and other groups, forming my own string quartet, and teaching at a variety of schools.

In 2008 I relocated to Saint Louis where I am a founding member of the Perseid String Quartet, an occasional replacement musician for the St Louis Symphony, and I perform regularly with Winter Opera St. Louis,  Bach at the Sem, and the Metropolitan Orchestra of St Louis. I am on the faculty and teach violin at Washington University of St Louis and Lindenwood University. I also have a private violin studio at home and I am accepting a limited number of new students–please contact me for more information. I also am available to hire for weddings and other events, and am always interested in new projects.

I am not  just a serious classical violinist.  Most recently I played the role of “The Fiddler” in OnSite Theatre Company’s production of “The Runaway Cupcake” and with Third Millenium World’s Fair at Artica 2015. Additionally I have performed with a variety of popular artists over the years, including Harry Connick, Jr., Josh Groban, Mannheim Steamroller, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and I was a member of “The Prophecy Show”, a Trans-Siberian Tribute Band.

In addition to my musical skills, I am also a writer.  I won an essay contest sponsored by Thomastik Strings. My winning essay on “Tone” was published in the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Summer 2009 Minijournal.  I also write this blog–

Teaching:

I believe that everybody can learn to play the violin.  I teach all ages and levels of violin players, and I am a trained Suzuki teacher for all volumes.

I have been teaching violin since I was in high school.  I am dedicated to learning as much as possible about children and how to teach them.  I was a performance major in college but have taken many pedagogy courses and read many books.

Here’s a list of my education in this regard:

Suzuki Violin Pedagogy Training (for more information, visit the Suzuki Association website)

  • Volume 1A and 1B from South Carolina Suzuki Institute with Rudy Hazucha, 1992-3
  • Volume 2 and 3 from Suzuki Music Columbus Institute with Carol Smith, 2009
  • Volume 4 from Ottawa Mid-Southwest Suzuki Institute with Susan Kempter, 2010
  • Volume 5 from Ottawa Mid-Southwest Suzuki Institute with Susan Kempter, 2011
  • Volumes 5 through 10 from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with Vera McCoy- Sulentic, 2009-2010

Let me know if you have any questions!

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