Violin, Viola, Piano Teacher, Student
Hannah Altmaier is a Senior in Violin Performance and Music Education at the University of Iowa under Dr. Scott Conklin, and is an accomplished violinist, pianist and violist. Her previous instructors include Christie Felsing (violin), Lauree Christman (piano), Mr. Wiliam Preucil Sr. (viola), and Gloria Galask (voice). At the University of Iowa she sat principal second violin her sophomore year in the Symphony Orchestra and principal second her senior year in the Chamber Orchestra, both under the direction of Dr. William Larew Jones. She has studied chamber music under Elizabeth Oakes, the Maia Quartet, Mr. William Preucil Sr., the Cavani, Aeolus, Jupiter and the JACK quartets, as well as with many Preucil School of Music teachers. She was a four- year member of the Iowa All-State Orchestra in high school, as well as a member of the All-State Chamber Orchestra for three years. In both ensembles, she was principal second violin her junior year and first violin the other years. Also in high school, Hannah traveled with the internationally known Preucil School String Orchestra to Austria where the orchestra performed throughout the country. She was a member of the Espressivo Strings violin performing group at Preucil School of Music, and traveled with them to Kansas City in the spring of 2011 to perform as guest artists for the American String Teacher’s Association national meeting. Hannah also enjoys performing with pit orchestras. She has accompanied five major musicals including The Wizard of Oz and Tom Sawyer, as well as the ballet The Nutcracker, using both her violin and piano talents in the pits.
This past summer marked the fifth year that Hannah has run a summer fine arts camp, called Notes 4 You, for elementary and junior high ages. Since 2008 she has also run a small home studio, teaching students ages four through adults both violin and piano lessons. Hannah taught elementary music appreciation at Pathway Christian School during the 2010-2011 school year. She completed her practicum work for music education at Iowa under Mr. Wayne Thelander at Iowa City West High School as well as Mrs. Sarah Pringle of Iowa City School District’s Alexander Elementary School. She loves to work with kids!
Hannah has gone through official Suzuki training for violin books 1-5 and is taking a Revisiting Violin Book 1 Course.