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Hannah Snelling – Sparrow Academy of Performing Arts

Hannah Snelling – Sparrow Academy of Performing Arts


Piano Lessons | Choirs, Keyboard Lessons, Singing Lessons | Theory Lessons, Drama Lessons, Music And Movement For Under Fives, Skype Lessons

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Music Arts
  • Pricing: $25 half hour, $45 hour, $18 group lesson
  • Styles: Contemporary, Classical, Country, Pop
  • Suitability: Age 3-12 or level 0-4


My name is Mrs. Hannah Snelling and I started Sparrow Academy of Performing Arts in early 2017. With 2 diplomas and a degree in music performance, and 10+ years experience in the industry, I have plenty to offer. I have the unique opportunity to teach lessons from a room at Flip Out Christchurch. This provides my students with trampoline time in addition to a music lesson for a more fun experience for the children and a great deal for parents. My goal and passion is to provide children with the skills and confidence to express themselves through performance. Adult students are also welcome, especially those with little prior music tuition, or those wanting to brush up on their performing skills. A good foundation in music can lead to a world of opportunities.

Teaching Info

My teaching approach is largely interest driven. I believe music should be fun and engaging. Students choose a piece they want to learn and I will adapt it to their level. Recently I have incorporated the Hal Leonard piano lesson method book series into my teaching to give lessons more structure and keep the momentum going. Theory and rhythm practice are part of each lesson, as is playing “by ear”. Dulcie Holland’s Master Your Theory  is the curriculum I use currently for theory lessons, as well as some theory flash cards for review. I gather music games and resources from many sources to keep lessons interesting. SAPA also offers choir, dance and drama group classes if there is enough demand.

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