Hi, I’m Hannah Haefele! (My last name rhymes with safely, FYI!)
I spent ten years bouncing between different instruments before I started playing flute. Among others, I played violin, piano, drums, and saxophone. I took private lessons, sang in elementary school choir, and played in beginning strings class.
After starting saxophone, I joined my small high school’s contemporary music class. With a class size of eight, we didn’t have enough people for a concert band. It was during a break between band rehearsals that I first picked up the flute. I found my director’s old flute from college (a Bundy), and I fell. In. Love.
I decided to major in music as a flute performance major, and I loved every second of it. When I had my first season of marching band as a college junior, I became very interested in the piccolo, a passion I still have to this day.
But along the way, I also decided to start a blog. That blog started as a personal journal and morphed into a college blog and now into what you may know as Hannah B Flute.
As much as I love playing flute and teaching it to others, I’ve also fallen in love with writing about music. I turned my passion for writing into a job my senior year when I worked as an opinion writer for my college newspaper.
After graduating, I continued to write for my own blog, and I’ve also been published in The Flute View and Huffington Post. Over time, I realized the power of digital content for musicians all over the world.
I started freelance writing in fall of 2018, and that decision solidified my love of writing and music. So, I figure why not combine my two biggest passions?
That has led me to become a music content creator and online educator.
As I completed my masters in music in 2019 and 2020, I continued growing this little blog and developed the Flute Files Shop, which has a growing library of digital downloads to help musicians be more productive!
Now, I help musicians and students manage their time so that they can complete all of their tasks without sacrificing personal time. AND I help other busy musicians create content for their businesses!
Whether you want time management strategies or to add some new music to your library, I can help.
Want digital downloads? Check out Flute Files!
Need help with content creation for your music business? Book my services!
Have more questions about me? Keep on reading.
Where did you go to school?
I received my BM in flute performance from Emporia State University (KS) in May 2017. In December of 2020, I graduated with my MM in flute performance from University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Where have you performed?
I have performed throughout the Midwest in venues such as Studebaker Theater, Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and Granada Theater.
Have you done any other cool music projects?
I participated in the inaugural Grassroots Music Festival in 2011, and I got to be on a recording in 2013. In 2019, I performed in a side-by-side concert with the Omaha Symphony.
Do you still play music?
Absolutely! I play flute and piccolo, and I also arrange music for solo flute and flute ensembles.
Is there anything else I should know?
That’s about it. If you want to know more, feel free to contact me!
What about your professional bio?
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Hannah Haefele is a flutist, piccoloist, educator, arranger, and writer. She has a passion for experiential learning and tailoring music education to the student. Hannah received her bachelor of music in performance from Emporia State University (KS) in May 2017.
During her time at ESU, Hannah performed with the ESU Wind Ensemble, the ESU Flute Choir, and the Emporia Symphony Orchestra. In spring 2017, she was a soloist with the ESU Flute Choir, performing an arrangement of Mozart’s Andante in C.
In December 2020, she completed her master of music in performance at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. At UNO, Hannah played flute and piccolo in the UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE), the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO), and the Heartland Community Flute Choir (HCFC).
During her time at UNO, she got to perform in Chicago with both the UNO SWE and the flute studio. She also performed in Omaha in a side-by-side performance with the Omaha Symphony.
In and out of school, she has performed and taught throughout the Midwest and online. Outside of her degrees, she has performed with the Kansas City Flute Choir and the Lenexa Community Orchestra.
Hannah has performed in masterclasses with Leone Buyse, Shannon Finney, Nancy Mulholland, Sergio Pallottelli, and members of the Whole Musician team.
Her past teachers include Gina Hart-Kemper, Catherine Bergman, and Christine Erlander Beard.
In addition to teaching and performing, Hannah runs a blog and online store with resources for flute players and teachers.
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