Kelcie Hanaka

Kelcie H.

Grand Island, NY

Lesson Details



Kelcie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:

I am a classically trained pianist, originally from Buffalo, NY. I began piano lessons at age 4, and I have lots of experience performing as both a solo and collaborative artist.
I graduated from The Crane School of Music in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, with a Minor in Music Business and Concentration in Piano Pedagogy.
In 2013, I moved to Los Angeles and studied Keyboard Technology at Musicians Institute for about one year to learn more about performing in contemporary styles, recording, music technology and synthesis.
Since then, I been performing, teaching, and working as a session musician in the Hollywood area.
I love working with other musicians and helping people learn music of all genres! Please contact me to schedule a lesson!

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Keyboard Technology
Oct 2013 - Sep 2014
Musicians Institute
Piano Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2012
The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Federation of Musicians
Mar 2017

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Oct 2013

Celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community.

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2010

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Photos & Videos

Senior Recital at The Crane School of Music, 2011

Playing at the Kawai pianos exhibit at NAMM 2017 in Anaheim!

Performing at Cabo Wabo in Hollywood, March 2016.


4 Reviews

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Mirta Calderon Mar 18, 2017
Piano · Online

Kelcie is a great teacher!!!! I am enjoying my lessons and I feel a great progress with every lesson I take. Thanks Kelcie!!!!

Angie Mar 12, 2017
Synthesizer · In studio

Kelcie was amazing!!! She gave me absolutely everything I needed for sound design with a synthesizer. Now I can make all the dragon noises I want!!! Raaaawr!!

Kathi Mar 12, 2017
Piano · In home

Really enjoy my lessons with Kelcie. Learning more than I ever thought I could.

Jay Mar 12, 2017
Piano · In home

Kelcie is an amazing teacher!! I got so much accomplished with her, took my playing to the next level.
Thanks!! Youre awesome

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