Hannah Lopez

Hannah L.

Stoneham, MA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Have you or your kids always wanted to learn to play the viola? I am an experienced strings teacher specialized in beginner and intermediate students of ALL ages. I believe that it is never too late to learn to play the viola, no matter your age! I teach classical viola through Suzuki method and also modern viola with a focus on rock, jazz and improvisation.

***Note: To keep social distancing I am currently offering online lessons only. My availability is flexible! Please send me a message if my calendar doesn't fit with your schedule and we'll work it out!***

About Hannah L.

After studying piano for almost 10 years I decided to learn a new instrument and began taking violin lessons when I was 16 years old. In spite of being told that I was “too old” to learn to play the violin, I continued practicing and one year later I joined my first orchestra. In 2011 I moved to Boston to pursue a career in music and in 2016 I graduated with a BA in Music from the University of Massachusetts Boston. While in college, I joined Boston-based fusion rock band " The Sunset Kings" on the fiddle and performed with them from coast to coast in the US. In November of 2018 I debuted my own solo project "Hannah Schzde" with my first single in Spanish called "Ni Una Más", which is now available in every music streaming service world-wide!

In addition to offering private violin and piano lessons and teaching music at different public schools in the Boston Area, I am also a studio violinist and perform with different orchestra pits while I continue to write and record new material for my upcoming debut EP set to be released in the fall of 2020!

***Note: To keep social distancing I am currently offering online lessons only. My availability is flexible! Please send me a message if my calendar doesn't fit with your schedule and we'll work it out!***

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Jason
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Hannah was so patient working with squirmy five year old! He really likes it too!

Posted Mar 9, 2019
Scott N.
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Hannah does a wonderful job with my daughter, she started with how to tune and set up the violin. Hannah does a great job working with my daughter showing her the proper technique and providing her exercises and activities to do in between lessons. You can tell Hannah loves teaching and music.

Posted Feb 13, 2019
Robert
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Hannah is a very dedicated and patient instructor. She always tries to keep the lessons interesting and fun, she also makes sure I take little stretch breaks in between exercises and always teaches me something new!

Posted May 14, 2018
Nicole L.
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Excellent teacher! She starts with the basics of how to care for your violin, handling and same day we were playng. Each lesson has a beief review of the last and she provides tools (free apps) to help tune your violin and another for playing/ training.

She is a great teacher! friendly and dedicated!!

Posted Apr 18, 2018
Nicole L.
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Excellent teacher! Very personable and excited to teach. She taught me excercises to build the muscles to play the violin, taught me how to tune my violin and many other tips and tricks.

All in all excellent!!!

Posted Mar 30, 2018
Annie P.
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Hannah is very thorough and explains things clearly. She also has a warm personality and seems to genuinely love teaching. Glad to have found such a great teacher!

Posted Jan 13, 2018

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Experience

Violin/General Music/Songwriting Instructor
Feb 2019 - Present

Community Center of Boston

Sub Piano Teacher
Nov 2018 - Present

King Open School

Private Violin Instructor
Sep 2013 - Present

Violin

Songwriting Teacher
Feb 2017 - Jun 2017

Citizens Schools

Education

BA in Music (Violin Performance)
Sep 2011 - May 2016

University of Massachusetts Boston

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching The Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation
Nov 2016

Northwestern University in Coursera

Exploration of the fundamental principles and early stages of teaching violin and viola through a series of engaging lectures and lesson demonstrations, including: 1) Master classes with some of the world’s top string pedagogues, 2) Individual lesson demos of teaching violin/viola set up, left and right hand technique and pieces from the early violin/viola repertoire, 3) Group lesson demos of teaching music theory, ear training and fun activities that encourage good playing habits, and 4) A “field trip” to the violin shop, a new beginning student was fit with a proper instrument and bow. This course also included engagement in a series of discussions and reflections with colleagues and peers across the globe.

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