Hanson, Jeremy

MacPhail Music For Life™, Piano, Theory

Jeremy Hanson teaches individual and group pianotheory and composition.  He is also an instructor in the Whittier Community Partnership and MacPhail’s summer piano camps.  He has been at MacPhail since 2004, but has been teaching for more than 11 years, and enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities.

He 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 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 has served as president of the Association of Professional Piano Instructors (APPI) since 2007.  In addition to teaching, Jeremy enjoys composing and arranging.  He has two choral compositions published:  An Irish Blessing with Augsburg Fortress Publications and To My Little Baby Dear with Boosey & Hawkes.  He has given educational presentations on the use of computers in the teaching studio, music notation software, and piano practice techniques.

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.

“As an adult student, he listens to my needs but gives me the push I need.” –MacPhail Student
“He encourages us with his patience & positive attitude regarding our ability to learn to play the piano.” –MacPhail Student