Hannah Faulkner

Hannah F.

San Diego, CA
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Hannah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2012

Piano:

A natural teacher at heart, I teach Piano, Visual Arts, and Yoga. I earned my Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Teaching and my California Teaching Credential in the Visual Arts and have been teaching professionally since 2012. I began playing the piano at age seven and advanced to honors recitals of Certificate of Merit through the Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC). I have experience teaching ages 4-65 and beginning through early-intermediate levels. Beginners are my specialty and I currently teach 12 piano students a week. I use a variety of materials like flashcards and book series to teach classical, jazz, pop, and sacred styles: Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Bastien Basics, Bastien & Bastien, Faber’s Piano Adventures, FunTime Faber & Faber, Piano for the Older Beginner, Alfred Masterworks, and Hal Leaonard Songs from Disney. Students have the options of borrowing my used books or purchasing new books.

My new students love the patience and personalization that I bring to each lesson. I combine theory, technique, practice, rhythm (counting), vocabulary, and performance pieces. Demonstrating each piece, we often have fun singing along and adding games or flashcards to aid in understanding.

Students are expected to practice a minimum of an hour a week at home and schedule reoccurring lessons on this site. They have the chance to earn a stamp on their Piano Passport for completing each piece at 80 percent or better. Further, student receive awards for practice each week. These awards include a variety of stickers and breaks for Piano Tiles on my iPad.

I teach inside my home studio or at your home location, considering you have a piano or keyboard.

Visual Arts:

For four years I taught drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media to students from grades 5-12 at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, Torrey Pines High School, and Endeavour Academy. My lessons focused on individual creativity and learning about historical and cultural art techniques from around the world. Through the Language of Art, I taught the Elements (line, shape, form, value, space, color, and texture) as well as the Principles (balance, contrast, proportion, variety, unity, and gradation) in each art project. I encouraged every student to analyze their own artwork and the artwork of others through discussions and presentations. Today, I offer private art lessons to individuals of any age who would like to explore their creative side in their media of choice.

I teach inside my home studio or at your home location. Basic materials like paper and pencils are included. Students are expected to buy or pay for canvases, brushes, paints, etc.

Yoga:
When I first tried yoga, my fingertips were 6-8 inches from touching the ground. I learned that yoga is not for the flexible, but it is here to help us become more flexible, strong, and balanced as well as develop inner peace. Over the past 7 years, yoga has woven intricately into my life as I study and write about yoga philosophy.

In March 2015, I received my 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate from Yoga One San Diego. I currently teach with yoga one and donation classes at Mission Bay Park. I’ve attended and taught at International Yoga Conventions and have led 3 local yoga wellness retreats and one international yoga pilgrimage in the summer of 2018. I emphasize the benefits of breathing with your movement, chakra energy, and alignment, and safety in getting into and out of poses. Hannah aspires to share her light and enthusiasm to anyone who is open.

I can teach yoga inside your home, yard, or in Balboa Park.

Combination Lessons
I also offer combination lessons. If you are interested in one hour of yoga and drawing or painting and piano, I’m happy to accommodate.

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Experience

Piano Teacher
Oct 2015 - Present
Private Piano

With over 10 years of piano lesson experience, I love to share my knowledge to new or intermediate level students. I cater your learning experience based on your preferences at your level. For example, If you want to play the classics, we'll get started with Fur Elise. However, if you're into more contemporary popular culture pieces to impress your friends, we can start with the Star Wars theme song. I combine theory, technique, practice, counting, vocabulary, and performance pieces.

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Yoga Instructor
Jul 2015 - Present
Yoga One San Diego

In this beginning and intermediate level Vinyasa Flow class, we use blocks, blankets, and straps as I breakdown poses and we flow with our breath.

Kids Yoga and Art Workshops Teacher
Jun 2015 - Present
Yoga One San Diego

These summer classes led kids on imaginary journeys Around the world through one hour of yoga, followed by one hour of art related to the subject. For example, on our journey to Egypt, we did poses like Camel, Sphinx, and Mummy; then we created self-portrait profiles in the manner of the Ancient Egyptian Hierogyphics.

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Yoga Instructor
Apr 2015 - Present
Half Moon Yoga and Art

I teach live classes for all ages at Waterfront park every Sunday. In these classes we go on imaginary journeys to places in which we learn about symbolism, art, and yoga philosophy through fun poses.

I have also created video courses on these themes, Lessons from Abroad.

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Art and Yoga Teacher
Aug 2012 - Jun 2015
Endeavour Academy

I taught drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, sculpture, and yoga to ages 5-14 at Endeavour Acadmeny. Unfortunately, administrative descisions and a decline in enrollment led to a school closure in June 2015.

Education

200- Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Yoga One San Diego
California Cleared Single Subject Teaching Credential Visual Arts
Aug 2010 - Jan 2012
San Diego State University

Certifications

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Mar 2015
Yoga One San Diego

This 8-week course specialized in anatomy, technique (safely getting into and out of poses), using appropriate foundation, inner energy, meditation, breathing techniques, vinyasa flow, sequencing, etc.

Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Oct 2014
Rainbow Kids

This 3 day workshops taught me how to keep children and young adults safe while having fun and learning physical education techniques for yoga. We focused on games, animal poses, fun music, breathing techniques, quiet time, understanding and respecting space and others.

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Photos & Videos

Take Lessons with Hannah: piano, painting, drawing, yoga
Photo by Hannah F.

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Kids Yoga and Art Workshop:  Journey to the Pacific Islands

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Yoga in the Park- All ages and levels welcome- Half Moon Pose

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Photo by Hannah F.

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Photo by Hannah F.

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Study of wrapped forms in space with gradation and contrast in value- 8th grade

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6th Grade Student Artwork- Architectural Design and City Corner in 2-point Linear Perspective.
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18 Reviews

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Peter R. Sep 7, 2018
Piano · In home

Hannah is wonderful and very, very patient. Cannot wait for Lesson No. 2.

Lan N. Aug 29, 2018
Piano · In home

Hannah has been teaching my Daughter Piano the past year and has been a true gem. Patient, helpful, and fun.

Dominique N. Apr 12, 2018
Piano · In home

I arranged piano lessons for my mother with Hannah and it was a great experience all around. Very professional and attentive to the specific needs of her student. Highly recommended!

Elizabeth Jul 20, 2017
Piano · In home

My daughter has been learning a lot and Hannah has been great!

Hannah Jun 30, 2017
Piano · In home

Hannah is very nice and makes students feel comfortable when they're playing.

Mia C. Jan 22, 2017
Piano · In home

I am Mia's grandmother. She has shown an interest in piano and has just turned 10 a few days ago. She loves lessons with Hannah and has completed her fifth lesson and will continue on.
Hannah is patient and Mia enjoys learning from her. I sit nearby during her home lessons and feel the teaching technique is perfect for Mia.
I took lessons as a child and feel Mia has accomplished much in five lessons while having fun and enjoying the songs she is playing.
I would highly recommend Hannah to anyone who has an interest in learning how to play the piano.
I chose piano lessons as a Christmas gift to my granddaughter. I waited until she showed an interest in learning piano and I'm happy to have found a great teacher. Thank you TakeLessons and thank you Hannah.

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Khloe M. Jan 20, 2017
Piano · In home

The girls absolutely adore her...they can't wait for Hannah to come every week for thier lessons!

Layla M. Dec 22, 2016
Piano · In home

Very patient with my little ones especially the 4 year old...the girls said they liked Hannah.

Holt L. Nov 19, 2016
Piano · In studio

The kids really enjoy lessons with her

Sarah J. Jul 14, 2016
Piano · In studio

I love having Hannah as my piano teacher. She is incredibly kind, patient, and considerate. She is superb at customizing the lessons to my interests and her positive attitude empowers me though challenging pieces. I trust her implicitly to provide the best music has to offer and I look forward to learning new topics and techniques each week. I give her my highest recommendation.

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M Tupper Aug 22, 2015
Drawing · In home

My daughter has been a student of Hannah's for over a year. My daughter's talent has grown and developed quite a bit under her instruction. An added bonus, my daughter loves her! Highly recommended by child and parents!

Maria Aug 22, 2015
Yoga · In studio

Hannah is a fantastic art and yoga teacher! Hannah taught art and yoga at my daughter's school. Since my daughter enjoyed Hannah's classes so much during the school year, she continued to taking classes from her over the summer at Yoga One studio in Downtown San Diego.

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Nicole Aug 19, 2015
Yoga · In studio

My 3 girls, ages 9, 9, and 7 and yoga and art with Ms. Hannah and loved every minute of it. She is cheerful, energetic, motivating, creative, and kind. My girls not only learned but loved the learning. One of my daughter's has tightness in her legs and through Ms. Hannah's yoga class she was able to touch her toes (something she had never done before)! It was not only an enjoyable class, it was life changing.
My children were also lucky enough to have Ms. Hannah as an art teacher as well. She is extremely knowledgeable and does a great job of creating lessons that the children will enjoy while at the same time teaching them about a certain style or a certain artist.
Thank you Ms. Hannah!

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Laura Aug 17, 2015
Yoga · In studio

Hannah has a wonderful, bright energy about her and is adept at working with students of every age. Her thorough preparation for each student or class and understanding of body mechanics leave you in very capable hands, no matter your health or fitness goals.

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Kevin Aug 17, 2015
Yoga · Online

I have some shoulder issues that prevent me from doing a lot, and Hannah recorded a routine that I can do that helps me continue my yoga practice without having to force my shoulders in any position that isn't right. I highly recommend Hannah for in person or online yoga instruction.

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Rebekah Aug 16, 2015
Yoga · In studio

Hannah is such a creative and inspiring yoga instructor. Her passion and energy are contagious, and I've really enjoyed her yoga classes. She provides thoughtful transitions and modifications, and she makes the class fun by introducing playful and imaginative poses. I highly recommend yoga with Hannah.

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Stephnie Aug 16, 2015
Yoga · In studio

I watched as Hannah taught children of all ages. They absolutely love her! She is happy, patient and passionate about teaching. Not only do the children learn, but they have a lot of fun doing it! I highly recommend Ms. Hannah's classes. She is amazing!!!

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Sarah Aug 16, 2015
Yoga · In studio

My 7 year old son was lucky enough to take multiple yoga lessons with Hannah. He had zero experience with yoga, but Hannah made the classes fun and interesting. She is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about teaching yoga to children. He loves to come home and share what he learned from her class with the whole family and I look forward to him continuing lessons with her. I highly recommend her fun, safe, entertaining classes to any child!!

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