Amanda Hahn, a certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher of Music and Movement, has been teaching music in a variety of Bay Area school settings for 19 years. This is her eighth year with Marin Girls Chorus; she is also currently the music specialist and director of choruses at St. Isabella School, Ross Valley Charter School, and San Rafael City Schools. In her classes, students joyfully participate in songs from around the world, rhythm games and dancing. She looks for ways to reach every student through her playful style, enjoying their eagerness to explore music creatively and really do their best. She also provides lessons in flute and other woodwinds, piano, and voice in her home studio.
A native of Wilmington, Delaware, she received a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University and a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Since completing her Orff teaching certification, Amanda has participated in intensive training courses with internationally renowned teachers to help round out her work, including Integrating the Arts, Orff for All Ages, and a Kodály conducting course at the Kodaly Center at Holy Names University. When she has time, she freelances as a flutist and choral conductor; in September 2016, she conducted the International Space Orchestra Chorus at the Hollywood Bowl.