hannah coleman | recorder player
m u s i c e d u c a t o r
To me, educating is about sharing. Sharing what I love (communication), sharing what I do (recorder skills), sharing space and time and sound (music!).
I'm so grateful to have had teachers who taught me that the best musicians are creative in the broad sense of the word: generous-spirited, sharp thinking and deeply attentive people. So I try to create a teaching environment in which those qualities can flourish - in myself and in others.
Hannah is an experienced educator, and has taught in many different contexts over the last decade, including Kodaly-based early childhood music programs, adult education workshops; private studio lessons, large group settings, and in both primary and secondary school classrooms. She has presented workshops on performance practice and works as a casual examiner at The University of Melbourne. She holds a Diploma of Education from the Australian Catholic University, and is registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
Hannah currently has the privilege of teaching recorder and theory students ranging in age from under 4 to 50+, as well as regularly conducting several recorder ensembles.
Workshops and Community Work
Hannah works across Australia presenting workshops for recorder players. In recent years, she has taught at residential schools for the Victorian Recorder Guild, Sydney Society of Recorder Players, Orpheus Music and the North Queensland Recorder Society.
For several years, Hannah worked as a schools artist with Stichting Memorable Momenten (NL). She delivered more than 300 educational performances to pre- and primary -school aged children across Amsterdam. She continues to perform in community contexts wherever possible, most recently with her ‘traveller’ series, created for The City of Port Phillip Library Service in 2013.
If you are interested in recorder lessons, running a workshop, or have another educational project you’d like to chat about, please contact me here.