Hannah Picasso joins Nord Anglia International School, Dublin from the Léman Manhattan Preparatory School in New York City, where she implemented a new general music and strings program, taught music classes, and developed the curriculum over the past five years. Prior to her time in New York, she taught at North Broward Preparatory School in south east Florida, conducting the Upper School Orchestras and teaching students in Grades 1-12.
A Colorado native, Ms. Picasso studied Violin Performance and Music Education at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She received her Master's Degree in Music Education from the University of Michigan, completing a capstone project focused on scaffolding the development of self-regulated learning skills in young musicians.
Ms. Picasso is a passionate advocate of the arts and is inspired by the powerful moments that transform students’ lives and learning as they create, express themselves, and collaborate. She is motivated by the magic that occurs when one hundred young voices are joined together in harmony, the excited energy in a room when students are writing new compositions, and the confidence shining through when students perform for their communities. She strives to help students build foundational musicianship, grow as critical and creative thinkers, and develop a life-long love of music.
When not in the music classroom, you can find Ms. Picasso swimming in the Irish Sea, reading adventure stories, doing CrossFit, playing fiddle tunes, and spending time with family and friends. She is thrilled to be a part of the NAIS Dublin community!