Dr. Hannah Monk Truehart

Violin, Viola Teacher

Hannah Monk Truehart

SAA Member


Cordova, TN
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Dr. Hannah Monk Truehart is a Suzuki violin teacher and performer in Memphis, TN. She runs an active violin studio of students ages 3-18 out of her home in Cordova, TN. Passionate about sharing her love of music with children, Hannah began her long term Suzuki teacher training in 2013 with Libby Armour and continues to take courses with trainers such as Charles Krigbaum and Daina Staggs.

Hannah is a recipient of the SAA Certificate of Achievement Level I and was awarded the Distinguished Young Teacher Award at the 2024 SAA/ASTA conference. In recent years, many of Hannah’s students have won and placed in the local Beethoven Club Young Artist competition, have been accepted to the TN All West and All State orchestras, and have been awarded scholarships to study music in college.

Hannah is deeply committed to the development of her students, and it is her aim to foster an atmosphere of joy and excellence in every child’s lesson. She has become increasingly interested in how to apply the principles of the Suzuki method to unconventional student situations, including older beginners and tricky transfer students. An aspiring writer, she has also been published in various academic journals including the American Suzuki Journal.

Hannah holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Memphis, an M.M. in Music Performance from the University of Memphis and a B.M. in Music Performance from the University of North Texas where she graduated summa cum laude. She loves to study violin pedagogy and is always learning new approaches to teaching the instrument. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, cellist Carrington Truehart, and their dog Louis. They are excited to welcome their first child in the fall of 2024.