Amanda Hahn brings 19 years of teaching experience as a music and movement specialist gained at a variety of schools throughout the Bay Area to her role at RVC. Prior to her most recent position at San Francisco Chinese American International School, she taught at Montessori de Terra Linda and Washington Elementary in the Contra Costa County Unified School District. Amanda is a director for the Marin Girls Chorus, where she works primarily with the Lower Division of singers — kindergarten through fourth graders– and also as the director for their Summer Sings camp. Devoted to her private students, too, she works with students of all ages, teaching piano, voice, flute and other woodwinds. She also performs as a freelance flutist and choral conductor, and as part of an adult chorus in Marin County, the Consort Chorale.
After growing up on the East Coast and attending music school in Boston, Amanda moved to this area to receive a Master of Music degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, followed shortly by her Orff Schulwerk teacher certification at Mills College.
As an Orff Schulwerk teacher, my approach is playful and dynamic. I strive to relate to all my students in a way that allows them to feel comfortable, be engaged, and think creatively while working together. As is common in a well-rounded Orff Schulwerk program, I like to incorporate music from many cultures through games, instrument playing, stories, singing, and moving. I’ve enjoyed beginning the process of getting to know Ross Valley Charter, and I am super excited to become part of this community, to meet your children and make some music together! In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying summertime, as I am, soaking up every moment with my young son, whether playing outside or snuggling up with some good books.