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A native of Grand Rapids, I am a lover of musical theatre, trained opera singer, and someone who is forever learning and trying new things. You may do well in my studio if you are looking to build confidence, strengthen your singing technique, prepare for auditions, and/or prepare for college auditions. I am skilled and experienced in working with adolescent/changing voices, neurodivergent students, and students who are transgender or gender nonconforming. My students can be seen performing with local community theatres, including Civic Theatre and Circle Theatre, are often featured in their school musicals, and several have gone on to study musical theatre in college. 

 

My love of teaching stems from my somewhat unusual journey as a singer. As a teenager, I did not show a lot of promise, vocally. I had very few successful auditions, and I was not accepted as a voice performance major until my sophomore year of college. However, I had two things to my advantage: a strong work ethic and good teachers. This has shaped my private teaching immensely. I see the potential in every student I have worked with, and I believe that anyone can sing - and sing well. I believe that students tend to thrive in environments where they are taught with kindness and patience, but are also challenged to work hard! Nothing gives me more joy than being my students biggest cheerleader and supporting them on their unique, individual journey. 

 

After earning a Master’s Degree in Classical Voice Performance (2020), I returned to my roots of musical theatre. Drawn to the freedom in sound and the acting, I admire how the MT community looks towards a more inclusive future, rather than the past. 

 

My experience at the collegiate level includes teaching voice lessons for non-music majors at Grand Valley State University and voice lessons for BA Music Majors and BA Musical Theatre majors at Wichita State. As a teaching artist at GRCT,  I have taught Core Musical Theatre classes and most recently directed Les Miserables, School Edition: Camp in Concert. I began teaching at Grand Rapids Voice Collective in May of 2020 and am proud to also serve as recruitment coordinator. 

 

As a performer, my most recent appearances have been with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and Vox GR, Grand Rapids’ premiere professional choral ensemble; co-founded in 2022 (www.voxgr.com). 

Instructor 

Pronouns: she/her 

 
Favorite Musical: Company
 
Dream Role: The Witch from Into the Woods

Get in touch: Hannah@GrandRapidsVoiceCollective.com


What her students are saying:

Working with Hannah through GRVC has helped me make tremendous improvements with my voice in a comfortable, encouraging environment. She's helped me improve my pitch, diction, and find new aspects in my voice. I feel more confident going into the college audition season for Musical Theatre! 
 - Cooper H. GRVC Alumni and current Eckerd College/Circle in the Square Theatre School student


Grand Rapids Voice Collective is wonderful! Hannah is amazing, and my daughter loves working with her! The communication and extra support is great!
- Erika C. GRVC parent

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