Private Voice, Piano Teacher, K-3 Tutor, and Life Coach Aug. 2009 - Current
Maintains a studio of private voice and beginner piano students, 2 recitals per year, 3 years-adults. In person and virtual lessons. Group lessons and summer camps. Students located in NYC, Dallas, Frisco, Spokane, Tampa, and Austin. Hanson Hajjafari LLC.
Curriculum Consultant & Voice-Over, Digital Publishing Inc. 2017 – Current
Music Consultant to Dr. Zamanian, CEO of DPI. Developing custom curriculum for middle school, high school, Montessori and creating music learning software. Includes authoring, collaboration with coders, PR, and Marketing. Currently serving as Committee Chair on the Board of Directors.
Private Voice & Piano Teacher, Northwest School of Music 2019 – 2021
Maintained a studio of private voice and beginner piano students, in Austin, Texas. 2 recitals per year, 7 years-adults. Converted and trained the faculty on the switch to Virtual lessons via skype during the pandemic.
Mckinney ISD, Dowell Middle School Sep. 2015 – June 2019
Taught voice lessons to 26 students per week. Hosted 2 voice recitals per year. Prepared for Region and Solo and Ensemble.
Voice Faculty at Lone Star Music Academy Oct. 2010 – Oct. 2018
Taught voice lessons and beginner piano. Developed “Explore Music ” summer camps. Experience with children as young as 2.5 years old. Prepared students for 2 recitals per year, various talent shows, All-State choir, and community service (nursing homes) concerts. Experience with special needs children.
Voice Faculty at the Music Institute of North Texas 2010 – 2018
Extensive experience in “Harmony Road” early childhood music piano program. Musical birthday parties, private and group voice lessons and beginner piano. Developed “Musical Discoveries” summer camps. Prepared students for 2 recitals per year, various talent shows, PMTA competitions, Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program, All-State choir, and community service concerts. Engaged parents in conferences each semester to discuss progress reports. Taught additional classes at Guthrie Gifted Education, Plano.
Music Director & Choir Director, Starwood Montessori 2011 – 2013
Developed curriculum for 14 classes and taught 400 students per week. Created lesson plans for children ages 18 months to 13 years old. Directed 2 recitals per year, utilizing recorders, hand bells, instruments and singing.
Director and Founder of “Neat Beats” Jan. 2009 – May 2011
“Neat Beats” afterschool children’s music program at John Calvin Presbyterian Church was a non-profit 501(c)(3) program. The Director’s responsibilities included developing the program, curriculum, lesson plans and hiring and training teachers. Maintained a balanced budget and collected tuition. Directed 5 concerts a year and 2 benefit concerts to raise money to sustain the program. Completed 60 hours of children’s education training through the Dallas Choristers Guild.
Monologue and Musical Theatre Coach
Piano Teacher - Beginner to Intermediate levels
Online Lessons - Zoom, Skype Facetime, Google Meet
Virtual Recitals and Competitions
Speech Improvement Coach
Special Needs Children
CPR/First Aid Certified
Competition Judge (Private and All-Region/State)
Panelist and Guest Lecturer
Bird Mom ;-)
English - Native
Farsi (Persian) - Intermediate
University of North Texas, College of Music
2010 - 2014
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, minors in Piano and Music Thoery, 4 year Choral and 4 year Voice Performance Scholarship recipient
Major Voice/Piano Teachers
Dr. Stephen Morscheck (UNT), 2010 – 2016
Dr. Linda DiFiore (UNT/UCSB), 2009 - 2010
Catherine Ciesinski (Eastman), 2006 – 2008
Jimmy White (Julliard) 2000-2006
Dr. VIta Zharkova (UNT) 2009-2019
Member of Schola Cantorum of Texas August 2015 – August 2018
Concert with Dave Brubeck & Take Five October 2012
Member of the Acapella Choir August 2008 – May 2013
Performed with UNT’s top choir in Cincinnati, Taiwan, and South Korea. Performed for TMEA in 2008 and ACDA in 2010. Tour of Asian in 2009 and 2012.
University of North Texas Opera Department August 2008 – May 2010
Operas include Le Nozzi di Figaro, Proveda Novesta, The Turn of the Screw