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Jeremy Hanson

Piano, Composition

Jeremy Hanson teaches individual and group piano, theory and composition.  He is also an instructor in MacPhail’s summer piano camps.  He began teaching piano in 1999 and joined MacPhail in 2004.

He enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities and teaches with a student-centered approach, tailoring his teaching to each student’s needs using a wide variety of materials, methods, and repertoire.  He believes that all students can have joyful and meaningful experiences with music, regardless of their ability or experience.  He works to create a learning environment that is fun, encouraging, and motivating while maintaining the highest of musical standards.

Jeremy frequently gives educational presentations on the use of technology in the teaching studio and he serves as a tech mentor for faculty at MacPhail. He has been active in the Association of Professional Piano Instructors (APPI) and currently serves on the board of the Minnesota Music Listening Contest.  In addition to teaching, Jeremy enjoys composing and arranging. 

He received his Bachelor of Music in choral/general music education from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin, and completed his Masters in music theory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Favorite non-musical hobby: I enjoy reading and spending time with friends, family, and my amazing cat, Cooper.

“As an adult student, he listens to my needs but gives me the push I need.”

“He encourages us with his patience & positive attitude regarding our ability to learn to play the piano.”

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