About the teacher
Hannah Johnson is a registered Suzuki violin and viola instructor with the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA). She received her training under Charles Krigbaum at the Colorado Suzuki Institute in 2015. Hannah has also studied violin pedagogy with Dr. Maurice Sklar, a graduate of Juilliard and student of Dorothy DeLay, and Dr. Kasia Sokol-Borup, director of the string preparatory division, University of Utah.
Hannah received her B.A. in music on the violin, from Fort Lewis College. Hannah performs with the San Juan Symphony, The Kitchen Jam Band, and Levesh Ministries.
In the past Hannah has studied classical violin, bluegrass fiddle, and jazz violin with the teachers, Dr. Brent Williams, Dr. Kasia Sokol-Borup, Dr. Maurice Sklar, Jeff Solan, and Matt Palmer. Hannah has had master classes with Tim Fain, Dr. Maurice Sklar, Jennifer Frautschi, and Corinne Stillwell. Hannah has also studied Scottish fiddle with Iain Frasier at the Merlin Music Academy of Traditional Music in Melrose, Scotland.
Hannah has been teaching private violin and fiddle for over ten years. She currently teaches in her private Suzuki studio in the Durango and Bayfield area, collaborating with violinist and Suzuki teacher, Dr. Brandon Christensen. Hannah's other teaching experience has included co-directing the beginning orchestra with Lech Usinowicz with The Be Frank Foundation, teaching workshops at elementary schools, teaching music classes at preschools, coaching small ensemble groups, and leading the bluegrass fiddle workshop at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown. Hannah's students all perform with local youth symphonies and orchestras.
Hannah performs regularly with the San Juan Symphony, in country and Celtic bands, and in a local praise team, Heart of Fire.