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Instructor Spotlight: Hannah Nacheman

1. How long have you been teaching at Garden Street?

I joined the Garden Street team in the Fall of 2015.

2. What is your favorite thing about the students at Garden Street?

I love how all of my students come from completely different walks of life, young and old, all united by their love of and passion for music.

3. What initially drew you to singing and playing piano?

I have been singing and playing instruments for as long as I can remember. My dad would always be playing or singing music around the house, so I caught the music bug early. I also remember tagging along to my older siblings' piano lessons and choir rehearsals and begging to join in!

4. Are you practicing any other instruments?

My primary instrument, in addition to voice, is actually the harp. I have been playing since I was about 12 years old, and I love my Lyon and Healy pedal harp. I also enjoy learning new instruments any chance I get!

5. How do you maintain a busy singing schedule with teaching?

While I regularly sing with a couple of ensembles in the city, I have also been excited to participate in some really cool gigs recently. I just performed in an opera chorus of Beethoven's Fidelio for the New Amsterdam Opera's inaugural performance, and have most recently been acting as a "Group Leader", or Associate conductor, for the world premier of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang's "The Public Domain" at Lincoln Center for their Mostly Mozart Festival.