About Miss Hannah
She graduated from City University with a BSc Hons in Music where she enjoyed her practical studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and studied at London Studio Centre as part of their access programme.
After graduating, Hannah enjoyed a professional career as a musician, dancer, singer and entertainer throughout the UK and internationally working for companies such as Pop Management, Moon Espectacles, ITV, TUI and Princess Cruises enjoying employment in Tenerife, Majorca, Minorca, Germany, Dubai, The Caribbean and across the Atlantic Ocean. Although Hannah’s life is currently dominated by teaching, she still works professionally, most recently playing woodwind for Avenue Q at Hull Truck Theatre.
After completing her PGCE in 2008, Hannah has taught music, dance & drama up to A level, but has spent the past 5 years as a class teacher in primary school with an Arts leadership role. She heavily values her own CPD and, 4 years ago, studied directing with Susie Dumbreck (a freelance director, tutor and producer currently working with City of London Festival, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and MGA Academy of Performing Arts) and she had the opportunity to apply the skills learned when directing KPAC’s first full-scale musical, 13, in October 2016. Having recently trained with Anne-Marie Speed and Steve Morton of Estill Voice International in spring 2016, Hannah intends to develop her vocal training skills further and is due to complete her first Estill levels in July of 2017. In addition, she has regularly attended exam board courses regarding teaching pedagogies and exam moderation information and is proud to still hold a 100% pass rate for pupils entered into vocal and instrumental examinations.
Hannah currently teaches woodwind, singing and piano privately at KPAC as well as group classes in vocal and drama for children aged 5 and over and hopes to introduce LAMDA acting exams, as another learning opportunity for pupils, in summer 2017.